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TIA Submits Comments on National Infrastructure Protection Plan to Department of Homeland Security

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TIA Submits Comments on National Infrastructure Protection Plan to Department of Homeland Security

Arlington, Va. (July 8, 2013) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading trade association for global manufacturers, vendors, and suppliers of information and communications technology (ICT), today submitted input to the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) regarding its review of the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP) to conform to the requirements of Presidential Policy Directive 21 Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience (PPD-21).

In its filing, TIA noted that the public-private partnership model described in the NIPP should (1) avoid duplicating efforts with state or regional efforts, (2) continue to encourage the leveraging of public-private partnerships as an effective tool for collaboration on addressing current and emerging security and cybersecurity threats, and (3) reflect the important role that non-mandatory best practices have in increasing communications network resiliency and security, along with supply chain integrity.

About TIA

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents manufacturers and suppliers of global communications networks through standards development, policy and advocacy, business opportunities, market intelligence, and events and networking. TIA enhances the business environment for broadband, mobile wireless, information technology, networks, cable, satellite and unified communications. Members' products and services empower communications in every industry and market, including healthcare, education, security, public safety, transportation, government, the military, the environment, and entertainment. Visit tiaonline.org for more details.

TIA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and is a proud sponsor of ANSI’s Standards Boost Business campaign. Visit www.standardsboostbusiness.org  for details.

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About TIA

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents manufacturers and suppliers of global communications networks through standards development, policy and advocacy, business opportunities, market intelligence, and events and networking. TIA enhances the business environment for broadband, mobile wireless, information technology, networks, cable, satellite and unified communications. Members' products and services empower communications in every industry and market, including healthcare, education, security, public safety, transportation, government, the military, the environment, and entertainment. Visit tiaonline.org for more details.

TIA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and is a proud sponsor of ANSI’s Standards Boost Business campaign. Visit www.standardsboostbusiness.org  for details.

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