Tag Archives: Infrastructure Security and Resilience

Jillian Ames

After Reporting August 2016 as the hottest month in an 11-month streak of record-high temperatures, NASA reiterated what scientists have been stressing for years: climate change is upon us. While global climatic changes pose numerous environmental consequences, many scientists also

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Beth Ward

Vast infrastructure systems underpin nearly every aspect of modern life. The roads and transit systems we rely on to get to and from work; the pipes that transport the water we drink; the lines that bring electricity we need to

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Lindsay Kishter

An Oct. 21 attack on one of the largest domain name system services, Dyn, made headlines for knocking out major websites like Amazon, Twitter, Netflix, Spotify, and major blogs and news sites. Aside from its wide reach, the attack was notable

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Nexight Group

Nexight Group uses our expertise to provide public and private sector organizations with guidance on a variety of complex topics. Economists and politicians recommend increased investments in infrastructure, which could create jobs, stimulate the economy, and save money in the long

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Debra van Opstal, U.S. Resilience Project
Coping with Certain Uncertainty: 7 Practices of Resilient Businesses
Debra van Opstal, U.S. Resilience ProjectFebruary 18, 2016

Special Guest Blog: Conversations with Thought Leaders — Nexight Group believes that solving complex problems requires the collective insight of diverse leaders. In this new feature, we hear from today’s leading thinkers on how to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing

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Brad Sinkaus

Next month will mark 10 years since Hurricane Katrina, one of the costliest and deadliest hurricanes in the country’s history, devastated New Orleans. The destruction wrought by the category five hurricane emphasized our nation’s unpreparedness, and it sparked a national

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Jenn Ganss

Last week, 45,000 residents in California lost power due to equipment damage at PG&E’s El Cerrito Substation. The culprit? A squirrel. The little woodland creature shouldered the blame for a two-hour outage that shut down the Downtown Berkeley BART station

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Annie Best

Since Hurricane Sandy hit the shores of New York and New Jersey in 2012, there has been a concerted effort to protect the region – the most populous in the United States – from future disaster through improved resilience. Efforts

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Victoria Markovitz
Using Drones to Build Resilience
Victoria MarkovitzMay 1, 2015

Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) or drones have been in the news a lot recently for everything from military uses to their potential to deliver commercial packages. A recently released report sponsored by the American Red Cross examined two additional uses

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Brad Sinkaus

What do Denver, Colorado; Grand Rapids, Michigan; and San Antonio, Texas have in common? Last week, these communities were among the 140 around the country to unite for Stand Up for Transportation Day, organized by the American Public Transportation Association.

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