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DHS/FEMA develop Web course for site security

A Web-based course developed jointly by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Infrastructure Protection and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Emergency Management Institute provides an orientation for improving infrastructure security and 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 addresses the importance of protecting the nation’s critical infrastructure and key resources, and provides an overview of many of the key concepts of the National Infrastructure Protection Plan. The course includes 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, according to DHS information.

The course is available free of charge and may be accessed through the EMI independent study Web site by clicking here.

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