[United States Statutes at Large, Volume 124, 111th Congress, 2nd Session]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office, www.gpo.gov]

PROCLAMATION 8607--NOV. 30, 2010

Proclamation 8607 of November 30, 2010
Critical Infrastructure Protection Month, 2010
By the President of the United States of America
A Proclamation

During Critical Infrastructure Protection Month, we highlight the vast
network of systems and structures that sustain the vigor and vitality of
our Nation. Critical infrastructure includes the assets, networks, and
functions--both physical and virtual--essential to the security,
economic welfare, public health, and safety of the United States.
The Department of Homeland Security leads an unprecedented national
partnership dedicated to the security and resilience of our critical
infrastructure. The National Infrastructure Protection Plan integrates a
multitude of diverse stakeholders--Federal, State, local, territorial,
and tribal governments; private sector critical infrastructure owners
and operators; first responders; and the public--to identify and protect
our infrastructure from hazards or attack. These critical infrastructure
partnerships continue to build their information-sharing capacity and
develop actions that strengthen our Nation's preparedness, response
capabilities, and recovery resources.
My Administration is committed to delivering the necessary information,
tools, and resources to areas where critical infrastructure exists in
order to maintain and enhance its security and resilience. I have
proposed a bold plan for renewing and expanding our Nation's
infrastructure, including its critical infrastructure, in the coming
years. Additionally, we must work to empower communities, an integral
part of critical infrastructure security, to work with local
infrastructure owners and operators, which will make our physical and
cyber infrastructure more resilient. Working together, we can raise
awareness of the important role our critical infrastructure plays in
sustaining the American way of life and develop actions to protect these
vital resources.
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 December 2010 as
Critical Infrastructure Protection Month. I call upon the people of the
United States to recognize the importance of protecting our Nation's
resources 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 thirtieth day of
November, in the year of our Lord two thousand ten, and of the
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-