Critical U.S. Infrastructures

5-7 paragraph 


The government is about more than men and politics. It is also about the goods and services that the structure of government provides. If the government can be visualized as a house, the infrastructures (equivalent to the framing in a house) are those things that hold the workings of the government together for the delivery of goods and services.

  • In your own words, define critical infrastructure.
  • Which of the critical infrastructure and key resources (CIKR) sectors do you feel is most important to the well-being of the United States? Explain why?
  • Select three different sectors: 
    • What do you think are some of the assets located within these selected sectors (provide 3–5 examples for each sector)? Explain why.