Category Archives: Infrastructure Security and Resilience

Victoria Markovitz
Proposed Drone Regulations Are Off the Ground
Victoria MarkovitzFebruary 19, 2015

Some consumers might be ready for drones to deliver pizza or Amazon packages right to their door, but new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) draft regulations limit these applications in the short term. The regulations, which focus on small commercial drones

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Jack Eisenhauer
The Future of the Electric Power Grid
Jack EisenhauerFebruary 17, 2015

The Department of Energy is in the midst of conducting a Quadrennial Technology Review (QTR) to be released in September of this year. Its goal is to “establish a context and robust framework for the Department’s energy technology activities” that

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Brad Sinkaus
Three Keys to Unlocking Urban Resilience
Brad SinkausJanuary 28, 2015

Superstorm Sandy’s devastation in New York and New Jersey was a wake-up call for many metropolitan regions around the United States on the importance of building infrastructure resilience. Disruptions such as natural disasters, cyber attacks, and the effects of climate

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Annie Best

Usually when we hear about “big data”, the message revolves around cautionary tales of marketers surreptitiously collecting information from your Facebook account.  While this certainly happens (it’s true—if a service is free, you are the product!), it may not actually

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Christiana Sherman

International development, broadly, means improving the quality of life for everyone.  Development practice, however, is a diverse and unwieldy field. There is no clear idea of what effective development strategies look like, nor are there implemented standards to hold development

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Jack Eisenhauer

Last week, utilities from across the nation gathered in Charlotte, NC, to answer a fundamental question: Did the 5-year, $9 billion cost-shared investment in 132 smart grid projects make a discernible difference in modernizing the electric grid and improving reliability?

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Jared Kosters

Have you ever pondered what transportation will look like in the next several decades? Researchers are developing the technological precursors for systems that resemble futuristic science fiction inventions. Some technologies are still being conceptualized, while others are inching closer to

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Victoria Markovitz
A New Way to Transform Old Spaces
Victoria MarkovitzOctober 21, 2014

When people talk about revitalizing old infrastructure, they typically mean repairing the failing bridges and roads that are scattered throughout the United States. However, there is another approach that benefits communities and the environment — the adaptive reuse of urban infrastructure.

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Lindsay Kishter

Live-action active shooter drills are unparalleled training tools for emergency responders to work through the stress of an incident in real time and identify obstacles. Live drills can also be highly effective in preparing companies and employees—if they’re not too

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Jack Eisenhauer

Tabletop exercises are the best way to assess your organization’s emergency preparedness without having to experience an actual disaster. They help validate effective procedures, build muscle memory, strengthen relationships with partners, and identify critical gaps in response and recovery efforts.

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