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Critical Infrastructure & Key Resources Planning 



Protecting and ensuring the continuity of the critical infrastructure of Iowa are essential to the state's security, public health and safety, economic vitality, and way of life.

Critical infrastructure are the assets, systems, and networks, whether physical or virtual, so vital to the state that their incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating effect on security, economic security, public health or safety, or any combination thereof.

Why plan to protect critical infrastructure and key resources?

  • Attacks on critical infrastructure could significantly disrupt the functioning of government and business alike and produce cascading effects far beyond the targeted sector and physical location of the incident.
  • Direct terrorist attacks and natural, manmade, or technological hazards could produce catastrophic losses in terms of human casualties, property destruction, and economic effects, as well as profound damage to public morale and confidence.
  • Attacks using components of the nation's critical infrastructure as weapons of mass destruction could have even more devastating physical and psychological consequences.

Critical sectors include the following: 

Safeguard Iowa Partnership coordinates a Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources (CIKR) Planning Committee responsible for the development and implementation of the CIKR multi-year improvement plan.

If you are a CIKR owner or operator and are interested in learning more about how you can be a part of the planning committee send an e-mail to sip@safeguardiowa.org.

CONTACT US: (515) 650-0424 | sip@safeguardiowa.org | 1907 Carpenter Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50314

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