FBI, ATF, FEMA, now IPTF!!! by Executive Order #13010:
IPTF = Infrastructure Protection Task Force

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[Federal Register: July 17, 1996 (Volume 61, Number 138)]
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Part III   The President
Executive Order 13010--Critical Infrastructure Protection
                        Presidential Documents 
Title 3--  The President
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Executive Order 13010 of July 15, 1996
                Critical Infrastructure Protection
Certain national infrastructures are so vital that their incapacity or 
destruction would have a debilitating impact on the defense or economic 
security of the United States. These critical infrastructures include 
telecommunications, electrical power systems, gas and oil storage and 
transportation, banking and finance, transportation, water supply systems, 
emergency services (including medical, police, fire, and rescue), and 
continuity of government. Threats to these critical infrastructures fall 
into twocategories: physical threats to tangible property (``physical 
threats''), and threats of electronic, radio-frequency, or computer-based 
attacks on the information or communications components that control 
critical infrastructures (``cyber threats''). Because many of these 
critical infrastructures are owned and operated by the private sector, it 
is essential that the government and private sector work together to 
develop a strategy for protecting them and assuring their continued 
NOW, THEREFORE, by the authority vested in me as President by the 
Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby 
ordered as follows:

Section 1. Establishment. There is hereby established the President's 
	Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection (``Commission'').
	(a) Chair. A qualified individual from outside the Federal 
	    Government shall be appointed by the President to serve as 
	    Chair of the Commission. The Commission Chair shall be 
	    employed on a full-time basis.
    	(b) Members. The head of each of the following executive branch 
	    departments and agencies shall nominate not more than two 
	    full-time members of the Commission:
                    (i) Department of the Treasury;
                    (ii) Department of Justice;
                    (iii) Department of Defense;
                    (iv) Department of Commerce;
                    (v) Department of Transportation;
                    (vi) Department of Energy;
                    (vii) Central Intelligence Agency;
                    (viii) Federal Emergency Management Agency;
                    (ix) Federal Bureau of Investigation;
                    (x) National Security Agency.
One of the nominees of each agency may be an individual from outside the 
   Federal Government who shall be employed by the agency on a full-time 
   basis. Each nominee must be approved by the Steering Committee.

Sec. 2. The Principals Committee. The Commission shall report to the 
   President through a Principals Committee (``Principals Committee''), 
   which shall review any reports or recommendations before submission to 
   the President. The Principals Committee shall comprise the:
                    (i) Secretary of the Treasury;
                    (ii) Secretary of Defense;
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                    (iii) Attorney General;
                    (iv) Secretary of Commerce;
                    (v) Secretary of Transportation;
                    (vi) Secretary of Energy;
                    (vii) Director of Central Intelligence;
                    (viii) Director of the Office of Management and Budget;
                    (ix) Director of the Federal Emergency ManagementAgency;
                    (x) Assistant to the President for National 
                Security Affairs;
                    (xi) Assistant to the Vice President for National 
                Security Affairs.

Sec. 3. The Steering Committee of the President's Commission on Critical 
Infrastructure Protection. A Steering Committee (``Steering Committee'') 
shall oversee the work of the Commission on behalf of the Principals 
Committee. The Steering Committee shall comprise four members appointed 
by the President. One of the members shall be the Chair of the Commission 
and one shall be an employee of the executive Office of the President. The 
Steering Committee will receive regular reports on the progress of the 
Commission's work and approve the submission of reports to the Principals 

Sec. 4. Mission. The Commission shall: 
    (a) within 30 days of this order, produce a statement of its mission 
	objectives, which will elaborate the general objectives 
	set forth in this order, and a detailed schedule for addressing 
	each mission objective, for approval by the Steering Committee;
    (b) identify and consult with: 
	(i) elements of the public and private 	sectors that conduct, 
	    support, or contribute to infrastructure assurance; 
	(ii) owners and operators of the critical infrastructures; and 
	(iii) other elements of the public and private sectors, including 
	     the Congress, that have an interest in critical infrastructure
	     assurance issues and that may have differing perspectives on 
	     these issues;
    (c) assess the scope and nature of the vulnerabilities of, and threats 
	to, critical infrastructures;
    (d) determine what legal and policy issues are raised by efforts to 
	protect critical infrastructures  and assess how these issues should 
	be addressed;
    (e) recommend a comprehensive national policy and implementation 
	strategy for protecting critical infrastructures from physical and 
	cyber threats and assuring their continued operation;
    (f) propose any statutory or regulatory changes necessary to effect its
	recommendations; and
    (g) produce reports and recommendations to the Steering Committee as 
	they become available; it shall not limit itself to producing one 
	final report.
Sec. 5. Advisory Committee to the President's Commission on Critical 
	Infrastructure Protection. 
    (a) The Commission shall receive advice from an advisory committee 
	(``Advisory Committee'') composed of no more than ten individuals 
	appointed by the President from the private sector who are 
	knowledgeable about critical infrastructures. The Advisory Committee
	shall advise the Commission on the subjects of the Commission's 
	mission in whatever manner the Advisory Committee, the Commission 
	Chair, and the Steering Committee deem appropriate.
    (b) A Chair shall be designated by the President from among the members 
	of the Advisory Committee.
    (c) The Advisory Committee shall be established in compliance with the 
	Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.). The 
	Department of Defense shall perform the functions of the President 
	under the Federal Advisory Committee Act for the Advisory Committee,
	except that of reporting to the Congress, in accordance with the 
	guidelines and procedures established by the Administrator of 
	General Services.
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Sec. 6. Administration. 
    (a) All executive departments and agencies shall cooperate with the 
	Commission and provide such assistance, information, and advice to 
	the Commission as it may request, to the extent permitted by law.
    (b) The Commission and the Advisory Committee may hold open and closed 
	hearings, conduct inquiries, and establish subcommittees, as 
    (c) Members of the Advisory Committee shall serve without compensation 
	for their work on the Advisory Committee. While engaged in the work
	of the Advisory Committee, members may be allowed travel expenses, 
	including per diem in lieu of subsistence, as authorized by law for
	persons serving intermittently in the government service.
    (d) To the extent permitted by law, and subject to the availability of 
	appropriations, the Department of Defense shall provide the 
	Commission and the Advisory Committee with administrative services,
	staff, other support services, and such funds as may be necessary 
	for the performance of its functions and shall reimburse the 
	executive branch components that provide representatives to the 
	Commission for the compensation of those representatives.
    (e) In order to augment the expertise of the Commission, the 
	Department of Defense may, at the Commission's request, contract 
	for the services of nongovernmental consultants who may prepare 
	analyses, reports, background papers, and other materials for 
	consideration by the Commission. In addition, at the Commission's 
	request, executive departments and agencies shall request that 
	existing Federal advisory committees consider and provide advice 
	on issues of critical infrastructure protection, to the extent 
	permitted by law.
    (f) The Commission, the Principals Committee, the Steering Committee, 
	and the Advisory Committee shall terminate 1 year from the date of 
	this order, unless extended by the President prior to that date.

Sec. 7. Interim Coordinating Mission. 
    (a) While the Commission is conducting its analysis and until the President has an 
	opportunity to consider and act on its recommendations, there is a 
	need to increase coordination of existing infrastructure protection efforts in order to better address, and prevent, crises that would have a debilitating regional or national impact. There is hereby established an Infrastructure Protection Task Force (``IPTF'') within the Department of Justice, chaired by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, to undertake this interim coordinating mission.
    (b) The IPTF will not supplant any existing programs or organizations.
    (c) The Steering Committee shall oversee the work of the IPTF.
    (d) The IPTF shall include at least one full-time member each from the 
	Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Defense, and the
	National Security Agency. It shall also receive part-time assistance 
	from other executive branch departments and agencies. Members shall 
	be designated by their departments or agencies on the basis of their
	expertise in the protection of critical infrastructures. IPTF 
	members' compensation shall be paid by their parent agency or 
    (e) The IPTF's function is to identify and coordinate existing expertise
	, inside and outside of the Federal Government, to:
          (i) provide, or facilitate and coordinate the provision of, expert
	      guidance to critical infrastructures to detect, prevent, halt,
	      or confine an attack and to recover and restore service;
          (ii) issue threat and warning notices in the event 
                advance information is obtained about a threat;
          (iii) provide training and education on methods of reducing 
	       vulnerabilities and responding to attacks on critical 
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          (iv) conduct after-action analysis to determine possible future 
		threats, targets, or methods of attack;        and
          (v) coordinate with the pertinent law enforcement authorities 
		during or after an attack to facilitate any resulting 
		criminal investigation.
    (f) All executive departments and agencies shall cooperate with the 
	IPTF and provide such assistance, information, and advice as the 
	IPTF may request, to the extent permitted by law.
    (g) All executive departments and agencies shall share with the IPTF 
	information about threats and warning of attacks, and about actual 
	attacks on critical infrastructures, to the extent permitted by law.
    (h) The IPTF shall terminate no later than 180 days after the 
	termination of the Commission, unless extended by the President 
	prior to that date.

Sec. 8. General. 
    (a) This order is not intended to change any existing statutes or 
	executive orders.
    (b) This order is not intended to create any right, benefit, trust, or 
	responsibility, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or 
	equity by a party against the United States, its agencies, its 
	officers, or any person.
Presidential Sig.)  Clinton Clinton
THE WHITE HOUSE,                     July 15, 1996.
[FR Doc. 96-18351  Filed 7-16-96; 11:24 am]  Billing code 3195-01-P