Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month, 2016, 76833-76834 [2016-26800]

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Vol. 81

Thursday,

No. 213

November 3, 2016

Part IV





The President





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Proclamation 9533--Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience 
Month, 2016



Proclamation 9534--National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, 2016



Proclamation 9535--National Entrepreneurship Month, 2016



Proclamation 9536--National Family Caregivers Month, 2016



Proclamation 9537--National Native American Heritage Month, 2016


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 81 , No. 213 / Thursday, November 3, 2016 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9533 of October 31, 2016

                
Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience 
                Month, 2016

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                From the energy that powers our homes to the systems 
                that allow us to communicate with one another, our 
                critical infrastructure is essential to the stability 
                and strength of our national security, economy, and 
                public health. The assets, networks, and systems that 
                enable us to innovate and prosper are necessary for 
                sustaining and supporting the well-being of our Nation, 
                and our increasing dependence on them makes securing 
                and protecting them a top priority. This month, we 
                recognize the importance of our critical infrastructure 
                and resolve to safeguard these vital systems so they 
                remain strong and resilient.

                Our critical infrastructure spans a wide array of 
                structures and systems we rely on to meet our day-to-
                day needs. It includes government facilities, the 
                electric grid, transportation and water systems, 
                information technology, and financial systems--all 
                which play an equally important role in maintaining our 
                way of life. These complex systems work together to 
                keep us safe and healthy, and although they are among 
                the most advanced and secure in the world, we must 
                remain vigilant and ensure their resilience by 
                mitigating the threats and stresses that can weaken 
                them.

                Securing our complex critical infrastructure systems 
                requires cooperation and sustained commitment from 
                everyone, which is why my Administration is working 
                with businesses, infrastructure owners, and officials 
                at all levels of government to protect them. We must 
                take necessary steps to modernize our roads, bridges, 
                pipes, and ports to ensure they remain resilient and 
                strong--especially as climate change becomes an 
                increasing risk, causing more extreme weather events 
                that threaten our infrastructure. In addition to 
                physical threats and hazards, cybersecurity risks pose 
                another significant challenge to our Nation. We must 
                ensure that addressing threats to the security of our 
                data and our digital networks remains a priority. By 
                partnering with the private sector, and with the help 
                of the American people, we can prepare our critical 
                infrastructure to withstand and respond to cyber 
                threats, terrorist attacks, acts of nature including 
                space weather events, and other threats and hazards.

                Three years ago, I issued a Presidential Policy 
                Directive to strengthen and maintain secure and 
                resilient critical infrastructure. Today, we are 
                continuing to carry out this vision for how Government 
                and the private sector can work together to reduce 
                risks and increase the stability and security of our 
                infrastructure. And because our world has never been 
                more interconnected, we know that keeping our critical 
                infrastructure functioning will require collaboration 
                with international partners. That is why we are working 
                to promote global critical infrastructure security and 
                resilience through information sharing with partners 
                around the world.

                As our population grows and our technology advances, 
                the demands of our critical infrastructure become 
                increasingly significant. During Critical 
                Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month, we 
                recommit to reducing risks to these important systems 
                and preparing to adapt and respond to any incident that 
                may occur. To ensure more Americans can thrive in a 
                future of greater safety, stability, and prosperity, we 
                must protect and enhance

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                these essential elements of our cyber and physical 
                infrastructure for generations to come.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim November 2016 as 
                Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month. 
                I call upon the people of the United States to 
                recognize the importance of protecting our Nation's 
                infrastructure and to observe this month with 
                appropriate events and training to enhance our national 
                security and resilience.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                thirty-first day of October, in the year of our Lord 
                two thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and forty-
                first.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2016-26800
Filed 11-2-16; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F7-P