What Could Be In A Post-Virus Infrastructure Plan?

A ‘big’ infrastructure plan is coming to rebuild America.

I know, we’ve seen this movie before.

Back in April, 2017, there was Trump’s Infrastructure Plan: What’s Included? “President Donald Trump held a forum this past week to discuss how he plans to implement one of his central campaign promises, a trillion-dollar infrastructure plan. …”

In 2018, there was this “Fact Sheet” at Whitehouse.gov which underlines the importance of infrastructure, emphasized that the current system is not working, described four key principles and targeted $1 trillion dollars as a goal for a variety of projects.   

In early 2019, the New York Times reported that Trump and Democrats Agree to Pursue $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan. “Democratic congressional leaders emerged from a meeting at the White House on Tuesday and announced that President Trump had agreed to pursue a $2 trillion infrastructure plan to upgrade the nation’s highways, railroads, bridges and broadband. …”

However, the impeachment proceedings delayed that infrastructure deal.   

Last summer our nation’s governors announced this initiative to address aging infrastructure. “Hogan announced a yearlong initiative to push for the repair, enhancement and modernization of our nation’s infrastructure through innovative fixes to bottlenecks, creative partnerships with private investors, streamlined project review, smarter technologies and improved cyberdefenses, as his signature effort as incoming chair of the National Governors Association. …”

And back in late February of this year, before the Covid-19 emergency became a global pandemic, the trillion dollar infrastructure plan was highlighted again.  ABC News reported that President Trump tries new approach for $1 trillion infrastructure plan. “In another election year, Trump has outlined a new $1 trillion plan for spending on roads, rails, water systems and other infrastructure. This time, the president is proposing to rely fully on federal spending. That fundamental change from his first plan (Read more...)

*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Lohrmann on Cybersecurity authored by Lohrmann on Cybersecurity. Read the original post at: https://www.govtech.com/blogs/lohrmann-on-cybersecurity/what-could-be-in-a-post-virus-infrastructure-plan.html