Office of Infrastructure Protection

What Does Office of Infrastructure Protection Mean?

The Office of Infrastructure Protection (OIP) is a component of the National Protection and Programs Directorate under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that aims to diminish any risks to the country’s critical infrastructure assets posed by acts of terrorism. OIP also works to improve national preparedness, response and recovery in the event of a natural disaster, attack or other emergencies. IT and telecommunications systems are considered part of the critical infrastructure in the United States and fall under OIP’s


Techopedia Explains Office of Infrastructure Protection

The mission of the Office of Infrastructure Protection is to lead the effort in minimizing terrorism risks, and to strengthen the hazard resilience of all critical infrastructures. These include the country’s energy generation and power grid, food production, water utilities, industrial facilities, transport, telecommunications facilities and information technology.


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