DH-059: Strategic Fragility: Infrastructure Protection and National Security in the Information Age

DH-059By: Robert A. Miller and Irving Lachow

The advent of an array of interlinked, interdependent critical infrastructures that span nations and even continents over the past few decades has resulted in a tradeoff: the United States has gained greater productivity and prosperity at the risk of greater exposure to widespread systemic collapse. This paper explores the factors that are creating the current situation and it describes a variety of response strategies that could help address this issue.

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