Category Archives: Infrastructure Security and Resilience

Lindsay Kishter

On November 21, the National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) released its long-awaited report on strengthening regional resilience. The study responds to growing concerns about the ability of regions to be resilient in the face of disasters, which have become more

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Beth Slaninka
Disasters Remind People to Be Prepared
Beth SlaninkaNovember 19, 2013

On Sunday, late-season tornadoes tore through the Midwest killing at least eight people and leaving a wake of damaged homes and businesses. As the communities begin to cleanup, many are also grappling with power outages and loss of services. We’ve

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Beth Slaninka
Climate Change Preparation: A National Priority
Beth SlaninkaNovember 12, 2013

One of the more sobering facts about climate change is that even if we stopped all greenhouse gas emission production today, we would still feel the impacts of climate change for decades to come. The amount of emissions currently in

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Brad Sinkaus

September 11, 2001 was a turning point in national critical infrastructure protection. It launched the creation of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, a rush of increased security and infrastructure hardening, and formal public-private security partnerships in each sector. Yet

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Jack Eisenhauer

Each day we have a $1 billion opportunity to bake resilience into our infrastructure—but are we missing it? When people talk about infrastructure resilience, they often confine their discussion to disaster response and recovery. This view of resilience is too

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Jack Eisenhauer
Active Shooter Response – Five Essential Steps
Jack EisenhauerSeptember 17, 2013

The horrific shooting at the Washington Navy Yard yesterday reminded me how important it is to know what to do if you find yourself in an active shooter situation. Lindsay Kishter and I have conducted more than 50 active shooter

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Lindsay Kishter

When Hurricane Sandy sent sea water surging into New York City in 2012, it poured in through subway entrances and stairwells where it never had before. Electrical substations dry in previous storms flooded and electrical equipment corroded, extending power outages

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Jack Eisenhauer

Superstorm Sandy, the recent tornados in Oklahoma, the Boston Marathon bombing, and the June 2012 Derecho remind us that disasters come in all forms and can devastate communities in unexpected ways: Superstorm Sandy put 8.6 million people in the dark

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Lindsay Kishter

Right now, the smart grid has a lot of pent-up promise. This intelligent future grid is going to give us ultimate control over how much power we use, when, and even where it comes from. It’s going to give us

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Lindsay Pack

Freshwater isn’t as prevalent as it used to be. Population growth, increasing industrialization, and climate change are straining water supplies at a rapid pace, and some of the worst drought conditions the United States has ever seen are costing the

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