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FEMA IS-913.A: Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience: Achieving Results through Partnership and Collaboration Answers

The Federal Government can contribute to a critical infrastructure partnership by: A. Providing owners and operators with threat analysis and information.

Enforcing community and homeowner participation.

Ensuring that critical infrastructure is primarily Federally-owned.

Establishing mandatory goals and objectives for the partnership.

Metrics provide: A. A set of measurements that quantify results.

Measurements in both the metric system as well as the U.S. equivalent.

Estimates of the predicted commitment of partners to partnership goals.

Pre-determined results of action plans.

Effective information sharing involves all of the following EXCEPT FOR: A. Employing an accepted process for sharing relevant threat and disaster information among members while protecting that information.

Establishing clearly defined information sharing roles, rules, and responsibilities among members.

Instituting bi-directional, horizontal, and vertical information-sharing relationships.

Ensuring that Protected Critical Infrastructure Information (PCII) is fully accessible to the public.

What category of laws requires that public access is provided to government meetings and reports? A. Open meeting laws

Section 501(c)3 laws

Federal Advisory Committee Act

National Protection Framework laws

Information designated as Federal Protected Critical Infrastructure Information (PCII) Program is: A. Recorded anonymously.

Protected from disclosure laws.

Used for regulatory purposes.

Classified as threat information.

Collaboration is the process of: A. Coordinating different events to operate a system in unison.

Working together to identify and achieve shared goals and objectives.

Merging several different organizations into one.

Competing for resources between different groups.

The success of a partnership can be measured by the following, EXCEPT FOR: A. The frequency of partnership meetings.

The effectiveness of the partnership in meeting its goals.

The impact of the partnership project on critical infrastructure protection and capability building.

The perceived cost-to-benefit ratio of participation.

A critical infrastructure partnership’s organizational structure: A. Must be registered as a Section 501(c)3 entity.

Is established by statute.

Must have a Joint Investment Justification.

Can be either formal or informal.

Which of the following needs to be determined in order to develop a partnership communication strategy? A. Protected Critical Infrastructure Information (PCII) program requirements

What information will be shared among partners

Whether a Joint Investment Justification is in place to acquire communications equipment

Protection measures to prevent the two-way flow of information

Which of the following is an advantage of an informal partnership? A. Informal partnerships tend to have greater influence and recognition.

An informal partnership has a low priority with member organizations.

Informal partnerships tend to be less structured and provide more freedom to explore new ideas.

Legal restrictions on actions by informal partnerships limit the scope of their activities.

Benefits for potential new security and resilience partnership members may include all of the following, EXCEPT FOR: A. Increased access to information and networks.

Potential improvements in operational efficiency.

Increased opportunity for participation in policy development and initiatives.

Fewer regulatory requirements.

A partnership action plan should include the following, EXCEPT FOR: A. A process to evaluate success.

Human factors assessment.

Outlined roles and responsibilities.

Project objectives.

Which of the following actions will best sustain a collaborative partnership that achieves results? A. Set limits on how long partnership members may be active members.

Measure results and hold partners accountable.

Accept all possible potential partners.

Ensure that action plan metrics are anonymous.

Taking time to identify the right partners ensures that: A. There are clearly identified milestones for each partnership initiative.

The Federal government will recognize your partnership as a corporation.

Key players are not left out of the collaborative process.

All people who want to join the partnership can apply.

Critical infrastructure partners include all the following groups, EXCEPT FOR: A. Federal Government entities.

Private-sector owners and operators.

Local Community Arts Council.

Academic organizations.

Participation in a critical infrastructure partnership provides all of the following benefits for the private sector, EXCEPT FOR: A. Guidance with risk assessments.

Access to exercises and training.

Support for business continuity planning.

Guaranteed tax reductions.

In addition to gathering input and developing a simple unifying goal statement, what other step will help you to create a shared purpose for your partnership? A. Take action to implement shared metrics.

Examine how partners’ interests align to the goal.

Develop metrics for measuring accomplishment of the goal.

Establish ground rules for development of implementation plans.

For a partnership to be successful, leadership primarily should be: A. Collaborative.




The most important benefit of celebrating partnership success by “telling your story” is that it: A. Fulfills requirements to be identified as a Federally-recognized partnership.

Is needed for action planning.

Establishes connections between critical infrastructure owners and operators and government organizations at all levels.

Allows other partnerships to learn from your challenges and successes.

Factors critical to effective critical infrastructure partnerships include all of the following, EXCEPT FOR: A. Fostering trust, equity, and respect.

Establishing effective, timely, and appropriately secure communication.

Generating clearly identifiable membership benefits.

Determining sanctions for lack of participation.

Which of the following is most important for a critical infrastructure partnership agreement to be successful? A. It should provide an outline of the partnership procedures and functions.

It should include urban development planning considerations and guidelines.

It should identify partnership representatives by name.

It should produce quarterly expenditure reports.

Fill in the blank: Leaders working in partnership across multiple organizations or other traditional boundaries can improve their prospect for success by relying more on ____________ than on authority. A. Influence




Fill in the blank. One of the objectives of the _________ is building partnerships to share information and implement critical infrastructure security and resilience programs. A. The National Preparedness Goal

The National Infrastructure Protection Plan

The Critical Infrastructure Recovery Plan

The National Response Plan

Which of the following is a strategy for increasing trust among partners? A. Restrict information flow within the group and to outside sources.

Spend time to learn about one another.

Establish mandatory participation requirements.

Apply one group’s organizational culture to the partnership as a whole.