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6 Proceedings Winter 2014 – 2015 www.uscg.mil/proceedings maritime community with a common understanding of the magnitude of maritime security and the importance of enhancing maritime domain awareness. Presidential Policy Directive 21 Already varied and complex in nature, the nation's critical infrastructure comprises distributed networks, wide-rang- ing organizational structures and operating models, and interdependent functions and systems in physical space and cyberspace. This complex infrastructure necessitates vari- ous levels of authorities and shared responsibilities in the public and private sector to attain a resilient critical infra- structure. Presidential Policy Directive 21 guides efforts to secure, strengthen, and maintain the nation's critical infrastructure and directs critical infrastructure owners and operators to work together and share responsibility. This collaborative approach seeks to reduce vul- nerabilities, minimize conse- quences, disrupt threats, and improve response and recov- ery time for the maritime criti- cal infrastructure. Executive Order 13636 Repeated cyber attacks have endangered U.S. national and economic security. Executive Order 13636 directs the execu- tive branch to: • d e v e l o p a t e c h n o l - o g y-n e ut ra l volu nt a r y cybersecurity framework; • promote and incentivize cybersecurity practices; Our nation's increasing dependence on information and networked systems creates vulnerabilities that can threaten America's security. Recognizing this, the president signed Presidential Policy Directive 21, Critical Infrastructure Secu- rity and Resilience, and Executive Order 13636, Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, 1 and the Depart- ment of Homeland Security developed the National Plan to Achieve Maritime Domain Awareness. 2 These policies foster information sharing and collaboration among federal and industry partners. Such collaboration is vital to identify potential cybersecurity incidents that could gravely damage critical infrastructure and signif- cantly affect public health and safety, economic strength, or national security. Consistent with these presidential policies, the National Plan to Achieve Maritime Domain Awareness provides the Maritime Governance Designed with security in mind. by Ms. Danielle Bivens Project Analyst Java Production Incorporated Governance Flag: Glen Jones / iStock / Thinkstock; Binary code: loops7 / iStock / Thinkstock