The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) recently submitted input to the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) regarding its review of the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP) to conform to the requirements of Presidential Policy Directive 21 Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience (PPD-21).
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In its filing, TIA noted that the public-private partnership model described in the NIPP should avoid duplicating efforts with state or regional efforts, while continuing to encourage the leveraging of public-private partnerships as an effective tool for collaboration on addressing current and emerging security and cybersecurity threats.
Additionally, TIA recommended that the NIPP should "reflect the important role that non-mandatory best practices have in increasing communications network resiliency and security, along with supply chain integrity."
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