The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Infrastructure Protection is offering instruction relating to the nation's response to a natural disaster or terrorist attack. Introduction to the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP) (IS-860) is a Web-based course developed jointly by the DHS Office of Infrastructure Protection and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Emergency Management Institute. The course addresses the importance of protecting the nation's critical infrastructure and key resources, and provides an orientation regarding the key concepts of the NIPP. It is designed to meet the training needs of a wide range of government and private-sector security partners involved in implementing infrastructure protection programs.
The course details the NIPP's risk management framework, the partnership model designed to facilitate coordination and cooperation between infrastructure owners and operators and the government, the networked approach to information-sharing, and the new risk-based approach to resource allocation. It describes the 17 sector-specific plans that address the particular needs of each sector, including the transportation sector, and it underscores the opportunities and benefits of participation.
The course can be taken for certificate credit or simply for information purposes. It is available free of charge and may be accessed through the EMI Independent Study Web site at http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/crslist.asp (select course number IS-860).
Company: U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Company URL: www.dhs.gov/nipp