Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month, 2019, 59693-59695 [2019-24274]

Download as PDF 59693 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 214 Tuesday, November 5, 2019 Title 3— Proclamation 9956 of October 31, 2019 The President Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month, 2019 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Our Nation’s infrastructure is critical to supporting our economy, national security, and way of life. We live in an increasingly interconnected world, where our infrastructure networks—from power grids to communication platforms—take on an added degree of importance in the day-to-day lives of every American. During Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month, we recognize that securing and enhancing the resilience of our infrastructure plays an important role in keeping our Nation safe and fueling our economy. That is why my Administration is persistently investing in resilient infrastructure systems and networks that alleviate risks, thwart attacks, and minimize disruptions to the productivity and well-being of our citizens. When our infrastructure is threatened, our physical and economic security comes under duress as the systems that provide us with essentials like food, clean water, electricity, healthcare, and communication are placed in jeopardy. America’s infrastructure relies on an interdependent environment in which cyber and physical systems converge. A disruption in one area can quickly impact multiple infrastructure sectors to create disruptions across communities, States, and the Nation. The threats we face today— human-made, technological, and natural—are more complex and more diverse than at any point in our history. Determined international adversaries and malign actors continue to target America’s infrastructure networks, and severe weather and natural disasters present frequent hazards. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PRESDOC In response to these threats, my Administration has remained committed to strategic investments to secure and enhance the resilience of our infrastructure. In March, I issued an Executive Order on Coordinating National Resilience to Electromagnetic Pulses, and my Administration released the National Space Weather Strategy and Action Plan. Together, these measures enable us to anticipate and adapt to the risks posed by electromagnetic threats while seeking to identify the fundamental infrastructure systems, assets, and networks that protect the American people, the homeland, and the American way of life. These measures also help us promote American prosperity, preserve peace through strength, and advance American influence. To guarantee our status as the world leader in securing infrastructure and making it more resilient to disruption, I signed legislation in 2018 creating the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) within the Department of Homeland Security. Along with other partners across governments and private industry, CISA is leading the Federal effort to strengthen our Nation’s critical cyber and physical infrastructure and bolster America’s ability to construct secure, resilient infrastructure systems for the future. It is also imperative that foreign strategic competitors do not gain access to our critical supply chain. To fully protect our critical infrastructure, we must secure the process of delivering products, supplies, and materials from supplier to the manufacturer to the customer. We cannot allow our Nation’s supply chain to be built and maintained with components from foreign adversaries that may weaken our ability to provide the functions and services upon which Americans depend each day. In May, I issued VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:25 Nov 04, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05NOD0.SGM 05NOD0 59694 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 214 / Tuesday, November 5, 2019 / Presidential Documents an Executive Order on Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain to address concerns about foreign adversaries creating and exploiting vulnerabilities in our information technology and communications networks. These networks are critical to the effective operations of our government and businesses. I encourage owners and operators of those networks to take heightened measures to protect every aspect of their organizations’ security and resiliency by maintaining business continuity and emergency management plans, protecting against cyberattacks and insider threats, and reducing vulnerabilities due to natural disasters. Working together, public and private owners and operators of critical infrastructure must continue to take actions to mitigate these threats. Critical infrastructure owners and operators, local and State governments, and the Federal Government all have critical roles in reducing the risks to our Nation’s critical infrastructure. Owners and operators ensure that critical infrastructure is properly run and maintained, while local governments certify that critical infrastructure is sited properly and built to the latest codes and standards. As the States provide oversight for operations, the Federal Government, in turn, must provide support for all of these needs. While Federal, State, and local governments are doing everything within their power to protect our infrastructure, today’s threats also require cooperation from partners in the private sector to ensure maximum security and enhance our resilience. Every American has a role to play in this endeavor, whether it is through investing in technologies to make our systems more resilient, making and exercising preparedness plans, or simply remaining alert and raising concerns to potential threats. This month, we reaffirm our commitment to developing new strategies to address the ever-present and increasingly complex threats facing our Nation’s infrastructure, and we pay tribute to the men and women who work diligently to safeguard the United States from any threat. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PRESDOC NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, 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 2019 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 measures to enhance our national security and resilience. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:25 Nov 04, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05NOD0.SGM 05NOD0 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 214 / Tuesday, November 5, 2019 / Presidential Documents 59695 IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirty-first day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand nineteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortyfourth. 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Vol. 84

Tuesday,

No. 214

November 5, 2019

Part III





The President





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Proclamation 9956--Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience 
Month, 2019



Proclamation 9957--National Adoption Month, 2019



Proclamation 9958--National American History and Founders Month, 2019



Proclamation 9959--National Entrepreneurship Month, 2019



Proclamation 9960--National Family Caregivers Month, 2019



Proclamation 9961--National Native American Heritage Month, 2019



Proclamation 9962--National Veterans and Military Families Month, 2019



Executive Order 13897--Improving Federal Contractor Operations by 
Revoking Executive Order 13495


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Federal Register / Vol. 84 , No. 214 / Tuesday, November 5, 2019 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9956 of October 31, 2019

                
Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience 
                Month, 2019

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Our Nation's infrastructure is critical to supporting 
                our economy, national security, and way of life. We 
                live in an increasingly interconnected world, where our 
                infrastructure networks--from power grids to 
                communication platforms--take on an added degree of 
                importance in the day-to-day lives of every American. 
                During Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience 
                Month, we recognize that securing and enhancing the 
                resilience of our infrastructure plays an important 
                role in keeping our Nation safe and fueling our 
                economy. That is why my Administration is persistently 
                investing in resilient infrastructure systems and 
                networks that alleviate risks, thwart attacks, and 
                minimize disruptions to the productivity and well-being 
                of our citizens.

                When our infrastructure is threatened, our physical and 
                economic security comes under duress as the systems 
                that provide us with essentials like food, clean water, 
                electricity, healthcare, and communication are placed 
                in jeopardy. America's infrastructure relies on an 
                interdependent environment in which cyber and physical 
                systems converge. A disruption in one area can quickly 
                impact multiple infrastructure sectors to create 
                disruptions across communities, States, and the Nation. 
                The threats we face today--human-made, technological, 
                and natural--are more complex and more diverse than at 
                any point in our history. Determined international 
                adversaries and malign actors continue to target 
                America's infrastructure networks, and severe weather 
                and natural disasters present frequent hazards.

                In response to these threats, my Administration has 
                remained committed to strategic investments to secure 
                and enhance the resilience of our infrastructure. In 
                March, I issued an Executive Order on Coordinating 
                National Resilience to Electromagnetic Pulses, and my 
                Administration released the National Space Weather 
                Strategy and Action Plan. Together, these measures 
                enable us to anticipate and adapt to the risks posed by 
                electromagnetic threats while seeking to identify the 
                fundamental infrastructure systems, assets, and 
                networks that protect the American people, the 
                homeland, and the American way of life. These measures 
                also help us promote American prosperity, preserve 
                peace through strength, and advance American influence. 
                To guarantee our status as the world leader in securing 
                infrastructure and making it more resilient to 
                disruption, I signed legislation in 2018 creating the 
                Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) 
                within the Department of Homeland Security. Along with 
                other partners across governments and private industry, 
                CISA is leading the Federal effort to strengthen our 
                Nation's critical cyber and physical infrastructure and 
                bolster America's ability to construct secure, 
                resilient infrastructure systems for the future.

                It is also imperative that foreign strategic 
                competitors do not gain access to our critical supply 
                chain. To fully protect our critical infrastructure, we 
                must secure the process of delivering products, 
                supplies, and materials from supplier to the 
                manufacturer to the customer. We cannot allow our 
                Nation's supply chain to be built and maintained with 
                components from foreign adversaries that may weaken our 
                ability to provide the functions and services upon 
                which Americans depend each day. In May, I issued

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                an Executive Order on Securing the Information and 
                Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain to 
                address concerns about foreign adversaries creating and 
                exploiting vulnerabilities in our information 
                technology and communications networks. These networks 
                are critical to the effective operations of our 
                government and businesses. I encourage owners and 
                operators of those networks to take heightened measures 
                to protect every aspect of their organizations' 
                security and resiliency by maintaining business 
                continuity and emergency management plans, protecting 
                against cyberattacks and insider threats, and reducing 
                vulnerabilities due to natural disasters. Working 
                together, public and private owners and operators of 
                critical infrastructure must continue to take actions 
                to mitigate these threats.

                Critical infrastructure owners and operators, local and 
                State governments, and the Federal Government all have 
                critical roles in reducing the risks to our Nation's 
                critical infrastructure. Owners and operators ensure 
                that critical infrastructure is properly run and 
                maintained, while local governments certify that 
                critical infrastructure is sited properly and built to 
                the latest codes and standards. As the States provide 
                oversight for operations, the Federal Government, in 
                turn, must provide support for all of these needs.

                While Federal, State, and local governments are doing 
                everything within their power to protect our 
                infrastructure, today's threats also require 
                cooperation from partners in the private sector to 
                ensure maximum security and enhance our resilience. 
                Every American has a role to play in this endeavor, 
                whether it is through investing in technologies to make 
                our systems more resilient, making and exercising 
                preparedness plans, or simply remaining alert and 
                raising concerns to potential threats. This month, we 
                reaffirm our commitment to developing new strategies to 
                address the ever-present and increasingly complex 
                threats facing our Nation's infrastructure, and we pay 
                tribute to the men and women who work diligently to 
                safeguard the United States from any threat.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, 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 2019 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 measures to enhance our national security 
                and resilience.

[[Page 59695]]

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

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