Continuity in critical network infrastructures: Accounting for nodal disruptions

Tony H. Grubesic, Alan T. Murray, Jessica N. Mefford

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Since the attacks of September 11 2001, there has been a renewed interest in identifying, protecting and maintaining the functionality of critical infrastructure systems in the United States and abroad. However, because these systems are relatively complex, many difficulties have emerged when attempting to differentiate between elements of the infrastructure that are “critical” and those that are not. In an effort to resolve this issue, the U.S. government has released several important reports detailing the specific infrastructures and assets considered critical to national security, governance, public health, and the economy (White House 2003). Table 10.1 displays the key sectors and assets outlined in the National Strategy for the Physical Protection of Critical Infrastructures and Key Assets (Strategy).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Spatial Science
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages24
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007

Publication series

NameAdvances in Spatial Science
ISSN (Print)1430-9602
ISSN (Electronic)2197-9375

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Economics and Econometrics


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