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National Critical Infrastructure Sector Coordination: Highway and Motor Carrier Mode of the Transportation Sector

Related: Global Stability and Security, Sustainability and Resilience

Starting in 2003, Meridian assisted the US Department of Homeland Security in designing and facilitating new collaborative approaches between the private sector and government entities on critical infrastructure protection. In 2006, Meridian assisted owners, operators, and associations from the Highway and Motor Carrier mode of the Transportation sector in the formation of a Sector Coordinating Council (SCC).

SCCs are policy- and strategy-level entities that are self-organized by a sector’s owners and operators and their associations to facilitate communications and priority setting within the sector and to serve as a point of ongoing contact with the government on security and critical infrastructure protection. The corresponding Government Coordinating Council (GCC) is the government counterpart entity comprising the government agencies most involved with a particular critical infrastructure sector.

As part of our assistance to the national Transportation sector, Meridian worked with private-sector Highway and Motor Carrier representatives in forming a modal SCC. The SCC was officially established in October 2006.

Meridian has also advised the Commercial Facilities, Communications, Food and Agriculture, Healthcare, Information Technology, Transportation, and Water Sectors on their efforts to establish critical infrastructure protection coordination mechanisms.


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