Alaska Partnership for Infrastructure Protection

History

The Alaska Partnership for Infrastructure Protection, or APIP, is Alaska’s Private/Public Partnership, bringing together individuals and organizations from all sixteen nationally defined sectors of critical infrastructure. Through our cooperative structure of having two Co-Chairs, one from the private sector and one from the public sector, APIP works to better prepare critical infrastructure owners and operators to mitigate, response to, and recover from a disaster.

Since its inception in 2005, the hallmark of APIP has been the direct connection to the State Emergency Operations Center, with the Public Sector Co-Chair being an employee from the State of Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. This connection gives APIP avenues to attend and run emergency management trainings, workshops, and exercises not available to the public.

The critical infrastructure of Alaska, while limited in scope compared to more populated states and countries, is extremely important due to Alaska’s global presence as a main pathway between The United States, Canada, Asia, and the arctic north. APIP recognizes this key role and serves to continue Alaska’s forward momentum in designing services and strategies for state infrastructure resiliency.