Tag Archives: Infrastructure Security and Resilience

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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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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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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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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Brad Sinkaus
Resilience is a Vital Link in Supply Chains
Brad SinkausAugust 28, 2014

Last week, Apple suppliers faced a common dilemma in the manufacturing sector: a sudden design change forced a supply chain to rush to absorb production delays and deliver on time. In this case, a last-minute adjustment to the iPhone 6

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Lindsay Kishter

Today could be our cyber September 10. This idea stood out among the insights in the 10-year update of the 9/11 Commission Report released last week. In terms of cyber preparedness, the bi-partisan commission finds the American public remains “largely

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