Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources (CIKR) Protection Planning

What is CIKR?

Protecting and ensuring the resiliency of the Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources (CIKR) of Alaska is essential to the state’s security, public health and safety, economic vitality, and way of life. CIKR includes systems and assets, whether physical or virtual, so vital to Alaska that the incapacitation or destruction of such systems and assets would have a debilitating impact on state security, economic stability, public health or safety, or any combination of those matters. Attacks on CIKR could significantly disrupt the functioning of government and business alike and produce cascading effects far beyond the targeted sector and physical location of the incident. Direct terrorist attacks and natural, manmade, or technological hazards could produce catastrophic losses in terms of human casualties, property destruction, and economic effects, as well as profound damage to public morale and confidence.

The overarching purpose of Critical Infrastructure Protection Planning is to provide a framework for building a safer, more secure, and more resilient Alaska. The Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management CIKR Planning Team accomplishes this by defining, identifying, prioritizing, and assessing the state’s critical infrastructure, therefore allowing for the implementation of long-term risk management programs aimed at ensuring the resiliency of Alaska’s CIKR against all known hazards.

What We DO

CIKR Points of Contact

  • General Point of Contact
  • Bryan Wuestenberg - Emergency Management Specialist III/Critical Infrastructure-Key Resource Planner - 428-7032
  • Chad Fullmer - Emergency Management Specialist II - 428-7084
  • George Mayberry - Public Health Liaison - 428-7034
  • Robert Gordon - Cyber-Security Liaison - 428-7041