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Subject: LACC: BoS: Text of Executive Order on Critical Infrastructure ...

	 Text of Executive Order on Critical Infrastructure ...

OTC  7/15/96 7:20 PM  

 WASHINGTON, July 15 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The following was released today by the
White House: 
              Certain national infrastructures are so vital that their
incapacity or destruction would have a debilitating impact on the defense or
economic security of the United States.  These critical infrastructures include
telecommunications, electrical power systems, gas and oil storage and
transportation, banking and finance, transportation, water supply systems,
emergency services (including medical, police, fire, and rescue), and continuity
of government. Threats to these critical infrastructures fall into two
categories: physical threats to tangible property ("physical threats"), and
threats of electronic, radio-frequency, or computer-based attacks on the
information or communications components that control critical infrastructures
("cyber threats").  Because many of these critical infrastructures are owned and
operated by the private sector, it is essential that the government and  private
sector work together to develop a strategy for protecting them and assuring
their continued operation. 
   NOW, THEREFORE, by the authority vested in me as President by the
Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby  ordered
as follows: 
   Section 1.  Establishment.  There is hereby established the President's
Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection ("Commission"). 
   (a) Chair.  A qualified individual from outside the Federal Government shall
be appointed by the President to serve as Chair of the Commission.  The
Commission Chair shall be employed on a full-time basis. 
   (b) Members.  The head of each of the following executive branch departments
and agencies shall nominate not more than two full-time members of the
   (i) Department of the Treasury; 
   (ii) Department of Justice; 
   (iii) Department of Defense; 
   (iv) Department of Commerce; 
   (v) Department of Transportation; 
   (vi) Department of Energy; 
   (vii) Central Intelligence Agency; 
   (viii) Federal Emergency Management Agency; 
   (ix) Federal Bureau of Investigation; 
   (x) National Security Agency. 
   One of the nominees of each agency may be an individual from outside the
Federal Government who shall be employed by the agency on a full-time basis.
Each nominee must be approved by the Steering Committee. 
   Sec. 2.  The Principals Committee.  The Commission shall report to the
President through a Principals Committee ("Principals Committee"), which shall
review any reports or recommendations before submission to the President.  The
Principals Committee shall comprise the: 
   (i) Secretary of the Treasury; 
   (ii) Secretary of Defense; 
   (iii) Attorney General; 
   (iv) Secretary of Commerce; 
   (v) Secretary of Transportation; 
   (vi) Secretary of Energy; 
   (vii) Director of Central Intelligence; 
   (viii) Director of the Office of Management and Budget; 
   (ix) Director of the Federal Emergency Management 
   (x) Assistant to the President for National 
             Security Affairs; 
   (xi) Assistant to the Vice President for National 
             Security Affairs. 
   Sec. 3.  The Steering Committee of the President's Commission on Critical
Infrastructure Protection.  A Steering Committee ("Steering Committee") shall
oversee the work of the Commission on behalf of the Principals Committee.  The
Steering Committee shall comprise four members appointed by the President.  One
of the members shall be the Chair of the Commission and one shall be an employee
of the Executive Office of the President.  The Steering Committee will receive
regular reports on the progress of the Commission's work and approve the
submission of reports to the Principals Committee. 
   Sec. 4.  Mission.  The Commission shall: (a) within 30 days of this order,
produce a statement of its mission objectives, which will elaborate the general
objectives set forth in this order, and a detailed schedule for addressing each
mission objective, for approval by the Steering Committee; 
   (b) identify and consult with: (i) elements of the public and private
sectors that conduct, support, or contribute to infrastructure assurance; (ii)
owners and operators of the critical infrastructures; and (iii) other elements
of the public and private sectors, including the Congress, that have an interest
in critical infrastructure assurance issues and that may have differing
perspectives on these issues; 
   (c) assess the scope and nature of the vulnerabilities of, and threats to,
critical infrastructures; 
   (d) determine what legal and policy issues are raised by efforts to protect
critical infrastructures and assess how these issues should be addressed; 
   (e) recommend a comprehensive national policy and implementation strategy for
protecting critical infrastructures from physical and cyber threats and assuring
their continued operation; 
   (f) propose any statutory or regulatory changes necessary to effect its
recommendations; and 
   (g) produce reports and recommendations to the Steering Committee as they
become available; it shall not limit itself to producing one final report. 
   Sec. 5.  Advisory Committee to the President's Commission on Critical
Infrastructure Protection.  (a) The Commission shall receive advice from an
advisory committee ("Advisory Committee") composed of no more than ten
individuals appointed by the President from the private sector who are
knowledgeable about critical infrastructures. The Advisory Committee shall
advise the Commission on the subjects of the Commission's mission in whatever
manner the Advisory Committee, the Commission Chair, and the Steering Committee
deem appropriate. 
   (b) A Chair shall be designated by the President from among the members of
the Advisory Committee. 
   (c) The Advisory Committee shall be established in compliance with the
Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.). The Department of
Defense shall perform the functions of the President under the Federal Advisory
Committee Act for the Advisory Committee, except that of reporting to the
Congress, in accordance with the guidelines and procedures established by the
Administrator of General Services. 
   Sec. 6.  Administration.  (a) All executive departments and agencies shall
cooperate with the Commission and provide such assistance, information, and
advice to the Commission as it may request, to the extent permitted by law. 
   (b) The Commission and the Advisory Committee may hold open and closed
hearings, conduct inquiries, and establish subcommittees, as necessary. 
         (c) Members of the Advisory Committee shall serve without compensation
for their work on the Advisory Committee.  While engaged in the work of the
Advisory Committee, members may be allowed travel expenses, including per diem
in lieu of subsistence, as authorized by law for persons serving intermittently
in the government service. 
   (d) To the extent permitted by law, and subject to the availability of
appropriations, the Department of Defense shall provide the Commission and the
Advisory Committee with administrative services, staff, other support services,
and such funds as may be necessary for the performance of its functions and
shall reimburse the executive branch components that provide representatives to
the Commission for the compensation of those representatives. 
   (e) In order to augment the expertise of the Commission, the Department of
Defense may, at the Commission's request, contract for the services of
nongovernmental consultants who may prepare analyses, reports, background
papers, and other materials for consideration by the Commission.  In addition,
at the Commission's request, executive departments and agencies shall request
that existing Federal advisory committees consider and provide advice on issues
of critical infrastructure protection, to the extent permitted by law. 
   (f) The Commission, the Principals Committee, the Steering Committee, and the
Advisory Committee shall terminate 1 year from the date of this order, unless
extended by the President prior to that date. 
   Sec. 7.  Interim Coordinating Mission.  (a) While the Commission is
conducting its analysis and until the President has an opportunity to consider
and act on its recommendations, there is a need to increase coordination of
existing infrastructure protection efforts in order to better address, and
prevent, crises that would have a debilitating regional or national impact.
There is hereby established an Infrastructure Protection Task Force ("IPTF")
within the Department of Justice, chaired by the Federal Bureau of
Investigation, to undertake this interim coordinating mission. 
   (b) The IPTF will not supplant any existing programs or organizations. 
         (c) The Steering Committee shall oversee the work of the IPTF. 
   (d) The IPTF shall include at least one full-time member each from the
Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Defense, and the National
Security Agency.  It shall also receive part-time assistance from other
executive branch departments and agencies. Members shall be designated by their
departments or agencies on the basis of their expertise in the protection of
critical infrastructures.  IPTF members' compensation shall be paid by their
parent agency or department. 
   (e) The IPTF's function is to identify and coordinate existing expertise,
inside and outside of the Federal Government, to: 
   (i) provide, or facilitate and coordinate the 
             provision of, expert guidance to critical 
             infrastructures to detect, prevent, halt, or 
             confine an attack and to recover and restore 
   (ii) issue threat and warning notices in the event 
             advance information is obtained about a threat; 
   (iii) provide training and education on methods of 
             reducing vulnerabilities and responding to 
             attacks on critical infrastructures; 
   (iv) conduct after-action analysis to determine 
             possible future threats, targets, or methods of 
             attack; and 
   (v) coordinate with the pertinent law enforcement 
             authorities during or after an attack to 
             facilitate any resulting criminal investigation. 
   (f) All executive departments and agencies shall cooperate with the IPTF and
provide such assistance, information, and advice as the IPTF may request, to the
extent permitted by law. 
   (g) All executive departments and agencies shall share with the IPTF
information about threats and warning of attacks, and about actual attacks on
critical infrastructures, to the extent permitted by law. 
   (h) The IPTF shall terminate no later than 180 days after the termination of
the Commission, unless extended by the President prior to that date. 
   Sec. 8.  General.  (a) This order is not intended to change any existing
statutes or Executive orders. 
   (b) This order is not intended to create any right, benefit, trust, or
responsibility, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or equity by a
party against the United States, its agencies, its officers, or any person. 
    Copyright 1996

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