Tag Archives: Infrastructure Security and Resilience

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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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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