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CISA releases Marine Transportation System Resilience Assessment Guide

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center have released the Marine Transportation System Resilience Assessment Guide (MTS Guide).

The MTS Guide is deployed by federal agencies, local governments, and industry decision-makers managing risk and bolstering resilience to critical infrastructure systems and functions through resilience assessments.

“The Maritime Transportation System Resilience Assessment Guide is integral to the development of a unified approach to address resilience indicators for port infrastructure systems and functions that assess the key dimensions of critical infrastructure in the maritime domain,” CISA Executive Assistant Director for Infrastructure Security David Mussington said.

According to CISA, the MTS Guide provides a consistent, repeatable process for conducting uniform assessments of the resilience of the complicated systems comprising the Marine Transportation System. It includes advice for assembling the diverse group of public and private stakeholders and agencies that manage the systems; provides a framework for conducting resilience assessments; and provides a variety of resources to support resilience assessments.

The MTS Guide will yield closer relationships between stakeholders and partners who may not traditionally be involved in a port resilience assessment, producing a holistic understanding of system vulnerabilities and functions while expanding awareness of the dependencies and interdependencies within a specific port system.

Douglas Clark

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