Critical Infrastructure Protection Planning

Critical Infrastructure is defined as the physical and virtual systems that are ‘so vital to the United States that the incapacity or destruction of such systems and assets would have a debilitating impact on security, national economic security, national public health or safety’ (includes major highways, bridges, power plants, public transportation, etc). CHHS has worked with jurisdictions in order to assess risk to specific critical infrastructure sites, assisting in the prioritization of resources and grant funds. Similarly, CHHS has worked to address virtual threats to computerized systems throughout government; this is also known as Cybersecurity.


  • Maryland Governor’s Office of Homeland Security


  • Maryland Critical Infrastructure Protection plan
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