Infrastructure Protection

Critical infrastructure are the assets, systems, and networks, whether physical or virtual, so vital to the United States that their incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating effect on security, national economic security, public health or safety, or any combination thereof.


Protecting California’s critical infrastructure and key resources is a vital component to the overall strategy to protect California and its citizens.  Cal OES recognizes that California society and way of life are dependent on a reliable network of infrastructure.
Critical Infrastructure Sectors:
• Chemical
• Commercial Facilities
• Communications
• Critical Manufacturing
• Dams
• Defense Industrial Base
• Emergency Services
• Energy
• Financial Services
• Food and Agriculture
• Government Facilities
• Healthcare and Public Health
• Information Technology
• Nuclear Reactors, Materials, and Waste
• Transportation Systems
• Water and Wastewater Systems