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Critical Infrastructure Protection Resources

Trainings and General Resources

  • FEMA Emergency Management Institute: The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) offers self-paced courses designed for people who have emergency management responsibilities and the general public. All are offered free-of-charge to those who qualify for enrollment.

  • CISA’s Critical Infrastructure Training: Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) Infrastructure Security Division offers a wide array of free training programs to government and private sector partners. These web-based independent study courses, instructor-led courses, and associated training materials provide government officials and critical infrastructure owners and operators with the knowledge and skills needed to implement critical infrastructure security and resilience activities.

  • TRACIE Topic Collections: List of collected resources, including additional trainings, guidance, and plans, tools, and templates, organized by topic.

  • National Critical Functions: Information on the Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s National Critical Functions prioritization of critical infrastructure and a more systematic approach to corresponding risk management activity.

  • Critical Infrastructure Partnership Advisory Council (CIPAC): Information on the Department of Homeland Security’s Critical Infrastructure Partnership Advisory Council (CIPAC), which facilitates interaction between governmental entities and representatives from the community of critical infrastructure owners and operators.

  • National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP): Outlines how government and private sector participants in the critical infrastructure community work together to manage risks and achieve security and resilience outcomes.

  • National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): Outlines the legislative authorities and responsibilities of the Sector Risk Management Agency role.

  • Building Health Sector Resilience to Climate Change: Provides an overview guide and a suite of online tools and resources highlighting emerging best practices for developing sustainable and climate-resilient health care facilities.


Physical Security

Supply Chain

  • Report on Executive Order 14017: On June 8, 2021, the Biden Administration issued a report making a series of policy recommendations to address the vulnerabilities in U.S. pharmaceutical supply chains to address the charges put forth in Executive Order 14017, Building Resilient Supply Chains, Revitalizing American Manufacturing, and Fostering Broad-Based Growth.

  • FDA Drug Shortages: FDA works closely with manufacturers of drugs in short supply to communicate the issue and help restore availability. FDA also works with other firms who manufacturer the same drug, asking them to increase production, if possible, in order to prevent or reduce the impact of a shortage. This site provides information on current and past drug shortages as well as manuals and related resources to help prevent and manage shortages.

  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Drug Shortages: Provides additional information on drug shortages and management.

  • ASPR TRACIE’s Partnering with the Healthcare Supply Chain Resource provides emergency planning and response considerations of healthcare supply chain owners, operators, and end users.

  • ASPR TRACIE Topic Collection: COVID-19 Supply Chain Resources: This Topic Collection focuses on plans, tools, templates, and other immediately implementable resources to help with COVID-19 preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation efforts, focusing on the supply chain.

  • This page last reviewed: August 11, 2021