Ensuring Private Buy-in for Infrastructure Protection

Over the last several months, we have been barraged by random acts of mass violence in the United States that have shaken many Americans. As the average citizen questions how we can possibly protect every public venue from incidents like the theater...


With approximately 85 percent of key infrastructure privately owned or operated in this country, the private sector is an increasingly important factor in the new security issues associated with homeland security.

While an integral part of national security, homeland security differs in that it is a shared responsibility that cannot be met by the federal government alone. It requires coordinated action on the part of government (federal, state and local) and the private sector.

New forms of public-private partnerships are essential to meet the challenges posed by new technologies and non-traditional threats.