Doug Bedell — July 10, 2006, 11:49 am

DHS Releases Infrastructure Protection Plan

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released a National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP) that calls for advance, comprehensive facility planning to protect against terrorist attacks.

The 196-page plan defines critical infrastructure protection roles and responsibilities for all levels of government, private industry, nongovernmental agencies and tribal partners.

Under Section 3.5.1, Protective Actions, it advises “Deter: Cause the potential attacker to perceive that the risk of failure is greater than that which they find acceptable. Examples include improved awareness and security (e.g. restricted access, vehicle checkpoints) and enhanced police and/or security officer presence.”

Triggering a perception of failure among would-be intruders is, indeed, the principle around which PRO Barriers Engineering’s high-stopping power vehicle access control barriers are designed.

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