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Corporate Author United States. Government Accountability Office.

Title Influenza pandemic [electronic resource] : opportunities exist to address critical infrastructure protection challenges that require federal and private sector coordination : report to Congressional requesters / United States Government Accountability Office.

Imprint [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, [2007]

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Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  GA 1.13:GAO-08-36    ---  Available
Description ii, 46 p. : digital, PDF file
System Details Mode of access via the GAO web site.
Note Title from title screen (viewed on Nov. 1, 2007).
"October 2007."
Paper version available from: U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, 441 G St., NW, Rm. LM, Washington, D.C. 20548.
Summary An outbreak of pandemic flu would require close cooperation between the public and private sectors to ensure the protection of our nation's critical infrastructure, such as drinking water and electricity. Because over 85 percent of the nation's critical infrastructure is owned and operated by the private sector, it is vital that both sectors effectively coordinate to successfully protect these assets. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is responsible for coordinating a national protection strategy and government and private sector councils have been created as a collaborating tool. GAO was asked to assess how the federal and private sectors are working together at a national level to protect the nation's critical infrastructure in the event of a pandemic, the challenges they face, and opportunities for addressing these challenges. GAO reviewed 5 of the 17 critical infrastructure sectors. These 5 sectors are energy (electricity), food and agriculture, telecommunications, transportation (highway and motor carrier), and water.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Note "GAO-08-36."
Subject Emergency management -- United States.
Epidemics -- United States -- Prevention.
Health planning -- United States.
Influenza -- Government policy -- United States.
Added Title Opportunities exist to address critical infrastructure protection challenges that require federal and private sector coordination
Running Title Critical infrastructure protection for a pandemic
Gpo Item No. 0546-D (online)
Sudoc No. GA 1.13:GAO-08-36

 
    
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