Overview Edit

PDD-63 established the Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office (CIAO), (not to be confused with the agencies’ Critical Infrastructure Assurance Officers) was established to integrate the various sector plans into a National Infrastructure Assurance Plan and to coordinate analyses of the U.S. Government's own dependencies on critical infrastructures. The office is also charged with helping to coordinate a national education and awareness program and legislative and public affairs.

CIAO supported the National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Counter-Terrorism's efforts to integrate the sectoral plans into a National Infrastructure Assurance Plan, supported individual agencies in developing their internal plans, helped coordinate national education and awareness programs, and provided legislative and public affairs support.

Coordinating the development of and maintaining the National Plan is now part of the Department of Homeland Security's Critical Infrastructure Outreach and Partnership program.

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