The Critical Manufacturing Sector is crucial to the economic prosperity and continuity of the United States. A direct attack on or disruption of certain elements of the manufacturing industry could disrupt essential functions at the national level and across multiple critical infrastructure sectors.
The Critical Manufacturing Sector's Specific Agency is the Department of Homeland Security.
Sector Specific Plans:
*not directly affiliated with Critical Manufacturing Sector
Centers of Excellence:
Center for Borders, Trade, and Immigration Research (CBTIR), led by the University of Houston, develops technology-based tools, techniques, and educational programs for border management, immigration, trade facilitation, and targeting and enforcement of transnational borders.
· Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence (CRC), led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, conducts research and education to enhance the Nation’s ability to safeguard people, infrastructure, and economies from catastrophic coastal natural disasters such as floods and hurricanes.
· Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute (CIRI), led by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, conducts research and education to enhance the resilience of the Nation’s critical infrastructure and its owners and operators.