Critical Manufacturing Sector
Department of Homeland Security

The Critical Manufacturing Sector includes primary metal, machinery, electrical equipment, and transportation equipment manufacturing. The sector focuses on the identification and protection of the industries within that may be susceptible to natural and manmade disasters. The Critical Manufacturing Sector-Specific Plan details how the National Infrastructure Protection Plan risk management framework is implemented.

Mission Support

The Critical Manufacturing Sector works in close coordination with its stakeholders and related organizations during incidents. Support for geospatial requirements at the SSA level are assigned to the NICC on behalf of the sector and the impacted asset. In addition, much of the industry operates with its own internal geospatial resources, providing relevant products to the SSA and their partners.


With the Critical Manufacturing Sector resources being owned and operated by the private sector, there are minimal geospatial products and data produced and available through the SSA. In most situations, the industries manage their efforts internally; provide internal reports and data to the SSA lead.

Case Study


The Critical Manufacturing Sector is reliant upon HSIP data. Refer to the “Manufacturing” data sub-category in Appendix B.

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Updated on September 1, 2018