President's Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection
The President's Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection (PCCIP) was created by President William Jefferson Clinton "to advise and assist the President of the United States by recommending a national strategy for protecting and assuring critical infrastructures from physical and cyber threats." 
"Effective March 1, 2003, the National Infrastructure Protection Center has Cyberofficially moved into the new Department of Homeland Security under the Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection (IAIP) Directorate." 
"On May 22, 1998, the President signed Presidential Decision Directive 63 (PDD 63), Critical Infrastructure Protection, designed to defend the nation's critical infrastructure from physical and cyber intrusions. PDD-63 calls for a national effort to assure the security of the vulnerable and interconnected infrastructure of the United States (U.S.), most notably telecommunications. The foundation of PDD-63 stresses the critical importance of cooperation between the government and the private sector because the critical infrastructure of the U.S. is primarily owned and operated by the private sector. 
"President George W. Bush, in October 2001, signed Executive Order 13231, Critical Infrastructure Protection in the Information Age, which created the PCIPB. The PCIPB's core mission is to secure cyberspace." 
- James Ellis, David Fisher, Thomas Longstaff, Linda Pesante, and Richard Pethia.
- CERTÂ® Coordination Center, Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- January 1997
"This report was submitted to the President's Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection. Based on the experience of the CERTÂ® Coordination Center, we identify threats to and vulnerabilities of the Internet and estimate the cascade effect that a successful, sustained attack on the Internet would have on the critical national infrastructures set out in Executive Order 13010-Critical Infrastructure Protection. Finally, we discuss the implications for public policy and make specific recommendations." 
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- Clark Staten, Senior Analyst, Reflections on the 1997 Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection (PCCIP) Report, Emergency Response & Research Institute, October 23, 1997.
- White Paper: The Clinton Administration's Policy on Critical Infrastructure Protection: Presidential Decision Directive 63, March 22, 1998.
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