- Protection of the CIKR. This is the top priority to me because although we as a nation, community, industry, or government will try and counter every possible countermeasure to protect the structure, there is something that none of us has actually thought of. It is nice to bounce ideas around and try and surmise every situation, but realistically, sometimes the unimaginable happens and we are unable to predict these possible risks and hazards.
- Funding for CIKR. Although there is federal funding for most governmental needed structures, sometimes in the private sector, the funding is only adequate enough to run the actual business for that infrastructure. Therefore, the protection of it may be a problem, because there is not enough resources or funding to put more protective measures in place.
- Staffing for CIKR. Of course with funding, comes staffing and the two goes hand in hand. So again, when there is no money, there is limited operability and therefore, sometimes, limited protection and also limited technologies that could be monitored as a result of trying to protect that structure.
I would create a Homeland Security Emergency Management Agency, by first, applying for federal funding for the program. Funding is the most critical of all. Then all governmental and private entities can join in with identifying hazards and risks to structures and how to best combat those possible risk. I would also ensure that modern technology to alert of such risk are implemented and there are enough scientific engineers as my partners to assist each CIKR with their specific needs in protecting their structure.