National Critical Functions Webinar

There are new overarching functions that overlay the existing critical infrastructures.

To learn more about these National Critical Functions, you should register to attend an upcoming webinar described below:

The National Risk Management Center (NRMC) is happy to invite you to the National Critical Functions Webinar, scheduled for May 20, 2019 from 1:00 pm–2:00 pm (EDST). This is a great opportunity to learn more about CISA’s recently released set of National Critical Functions. These National Critical Functions allow for a more intentional, resilient, holistic, and cross-cutting approach to risk management across the critical infrastructure ecosystem.

Your participation and insights are valuable to the discussion. Please see the attached flyer and register: Thank you for your continuous alliance to enhance the security and resilience of our Nation’s critical infrastructure.

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There are the National Critical Functions, four cross-cutting infrastructure critical functions, listed below: Connect, Distribute, Manage and Supply. Take a look at these and see how listing in this manner helps you think about the dependencies and interdependencies that exist between infrastructures. Different disaster scenarios may impact infrastructures differently, but all of these functions will come into play. 

Altogether, they should help you with your risk prioritization process. 


  • Operate Core Network
  • Provide Cable Access Network Services
  • Provide Internet Based Content, Information, and Communication Services
  • Provide Internet Routing, Access, and Connection Services
  • Provide Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Services
  • Provide Radio Broadcast Access Network Services
  • Provide Satellite Access Network Services
  • Provide Wireless Access Network Services
  • Provide Wireline Access Network Services
  • Distribute Electricity
  • Maintain Supply Chains
  • Transmit Electricity
  • Transport Cargo and Passengers by Air
  • Transport Cargo and Passengers by Rail
  • Transport Cargo and Passengers by Road
  • Transport Cargo and Passengers by Vessel
  • Transport Materials by Pipeline
  • Transport Passengers by Mass Transit
  • Conduct Elections
  • Develop and Maintain Public Works and Services
  • Educate and Train
  • Enforce Law
  • Maintain Access to Medical Records
  • Manage Hazardous Materials
  • Manage Wastewater
  • Operate Government
  • Perform Cyber Incident Management Capabilities
  • Prepare for and Manage Emergencies
  • Preserve Constitutional Rights
  • Protect Sensitive Information
  • Provide and Maintain Infrastructure
  • Provide Capital Markets and Investment Activities
  • Provide Consumer and Commercial Banking Services
  • Provide Funding and Liquidity Services
  • Provide Identity Management and Associated Trust Support Services
  • Provide Insurance Services
  • Provide Medical Care
  • Provide Payment, Clearing, and Settlement Services
  • Provide Public Safety
  • Provide Wholesale Funding
  • Store Fuel and Maintain Reserves
  • Support Community Health
  • Exploration and Extraction Of Fuels
  • Fuel Refining and Processing Fuels
  • Generate Electricity
  • Manufacture Equipment
  • Produce and Provide Agricultural Products and
  • Produce and Provide Human and Animal Food Products and Services
  • Produce Chemicals
  • Provide Metals and Materials
  • Provide Housing
  • Provide Information Technology Products and
  • Provide Materiel and Operational Support to Defense
  • Research and Development
  • Supply W
Eric Holdeman is a contributing writer for Emergency Management magazine and is the former director of the King County, Wash., Office of Emergency Management.
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