Category Archives: Infrastructure Security and Resilience

Jack Eisenhauer

In my last post, I discussed the need to build more resilient urban infrastructure. But why are U.S. cities so important and why should we make them smarter? In 2010, 82% of the U.S. population resided in cities, and it

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Jack Eisenhauer

Hurricane Sandy reminded us of our vulnerability to widespread power outages caused by massive damage and disruption to the electric power grid. At its peak, 8.6 million customers were without power and another 150,000 lost power from the Nor’easter that

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Lindsay Kishter

Within five minutes of entering Sandy Hook Elementary School, prosecutors say Adam Lanza fired 155 bullets, the last to end his life. Jared Lee Loughner unloaded 31 bullets in less than 30 seconds in a Tucson, Arizona shopping center before

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Jack Eisenhauer
D+ for the Energy Infrastructure?
Jack EisenhauerMarch 28, 2013

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) recently gave America its report card on infrastructure, and the results are not pretty. America’s overall GPA is a D+, and the energy infrastructure also gets a D+. These results capture headlines and

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Nexight Group

Nexight Group received four awards for technical communication pieces that were submitted for the 2011–2012 Summit Competition in the Society for Technical Communication’s (STC) Washington, DC metro chapter. The STC evaluates submissions for factors such as organization, the scope of

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Nexight Group

On October 31, 2011, Nexight Group conducted a tabletop exercise on Responding to an Armed Intruder Incident as part of the 2011 Emergency Preparedness & Hazmat Response Conference. The exercise was designed to help facility owners and first responders understand

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Nexight Group

States and cities are confronting new energy risks that are challenging their ability to respond to and recover from energy emergencies. The changing threat landscape is driving officials to update their state and local energy assurance plans to respond to

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Nexight Group

The recent disaster in the Gulf of Mexico heightened public awareness of the large-scale, complex systems that are vital to the U.S. economy—and the widespread social, economic, and environmental impacts that occur when these systems fail. Successful design and safe

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Nexight Group

Vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (VBIEDs) – or “car bombs”– use a vehicle as the package to deliver a massive explosion. These devices can cause extensive damage because of the large amount of explosives a vehicle can contain. However, when detonated

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Nexight Group

“I wish I had been prepared” is a common refrain heard from employees who have experienced workplace violence or an active shooter incident. The August 3, 2010, workplace shooting at a Connecticut beer distributor that left nine dead and two

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