DRAFT CHALLENGES: MOVING TOWARD CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS THAT ARE PHYSICALLY, ECONOMICALLY, SOCIALLY, AND ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE

  • Draft Challenge 1. Ensure that the nation’s critical infrastructure systems effectively support U.S. competitiveness in the global economy.

  • Draft Challenge 2. Develop the critical infrastructure systems that support responsible U.S. energy independence.

  • Draft Challenge 3. Upgrade, renew, replace, and provide new infrastructure systems to meet current and future requirements; improve reliability; improve performance and cost-effectiveness; promote equitably public safety, health, welfare, and social equity; and protect the environment.

  • Draft Challenge 4. Optimize public- and private-sector investments in critical infrastructure systems and ensure adequate, long-term revenue streams for their operation, maintenance, and repair.

  • Draft Challenge 5. Improve the reliability and resiliency of critical infrastructure systems to reduce the adverse impacts of human-made and natural disasters.

  • Draft Challenge 6. Create a base of long-term support among users for infrastructure investments.

  • Draft Challenge 7. Support innovation through the development and adoption of new approaches, technologies, and materials that have the potential to improve the delivery, quality, reliability, and sustainability of critical infrastructure services.

  • Draft Challenge 8. Enhance international exchange and coordination of critical infrastructure systems approaches, services, components, and materials—with respect to finance, public and private ownership structures, regulations, and other factors.



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