CYBERSECURITY

Protecting Infrastructure – Cyber, Physical, and EMP Attacks

  News feeds warn of cyberattacks on the infrastructure that underpins the U.S. economy, including electric, water, and gas utilities, data centers, cellular networks, and major food suppliers. Terrorists using exploding drones to destroy substations serving this infrastructure is a new tactic that could happen close to home. When the lights, Wi-Fi, and cellular services go out, it may not be as simple as waiting for them to come back on. When all the city…

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Needed: More Imagination for Countering Domestic Risks

From “Lord of the Flies” to the terrorist attacks of 9/11, significant consequences have been blamed on failures of imagination. Avoid repeating past mistakes and increasing risk through innovation, new technologies, and forward-thinking.
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Commercial Facilities Sector Perspectives

Commercial facilities dominate the U.S. economy, contributing trillions of dollars to the U.S. gross domestic product while employing and supporting millions of jobs. Learn more about this critical infrastructure sector and its interdependencies.
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Rising Above the Flood: A Decision Tool for Structural Safety

When homeowners choose to elevate their homes above flood levels, they may compromise the structural integrity of the building if the elevation method does not use the correct specifications. This new tool closes decision gaps that current guidelines and building codes do not address.

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Information Technology Sector Perspectives

The Information Technology Sector is one of 16 sectors identified as critical infrastructure under the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency. Domestic Preparedness invited subject matter experts to

Water and Wastewater Sector Perspectives

The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency defines the Water and Wastewater Systems Sector as one of “16 critical infrastructure sectors.” Read about this sector’s numerous

Food and Agriculture Sector Perspectives

  The U.S. Food and Agriculture (FA) Sector is composed of complex production, processing, and delivery systems that can feed people and animals both within

Data Sharing – A Necessary Public Safety Tool

Criminal activities are not limited to jurisdictional boundaries, nor should the ability to share information collaboratively. Cooperative data sharing within and between jurisdictions is essential

Technological Strategies for Organizational Leadership

Article Out Loud Integrating information technology (IT) into emergency management and public safety agencies involves balancing technological limitations with the organizational mindset. Finding this balance

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CYBERSECURITY

Protecting Infrastructure – Cyber, Physical, and EMP Attacks

  News feeds warn of cyberattacks on the infrastructure that underpins the U.S. economy, including electric, water, and gas utilities, data centers, cellular networks, and major food suppliers. Terrorists using exploding drones to destroy substations serving this infrastructure is a new tactic that could happen close to home. When the lights, Wi-Fi, and cellular services go out, it may not be as simple as waiting for them to come back on. When all the city…

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Multimodal Transportation Perspectives

Without transportation and communications, emergency response can move at an uncomfortably slow pace, enough so that life, property, and the
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Energy Sector Perspectives

From the alarm clock that wakes people in the morning, to the natural gas used to cook breakfast, to the

The Race to Interoperability

The Boston Marathon Bombing demonstrated the dedication, commitment, and strength of those who responded that day. The lessons learned from

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Multimodal Transportation Perspectives

Without transportation and communications, emergency response can move at an uncomfortably slow pace, enough so that life, property, and the environment may be unnecessarily compromised.

Energy Sector Perspectives

From the alarm clock that wakes people in the morning, to the natural gas used to cook breakfast, to the refined petroleum products powering vehicles

The Race to Interoperability

The Boston Marathon Bombing demonstrated the dedication, commitment, and strength of those who responded that day. The lessons learned from that event continue to strengthen

Healthcare and Public Health Sector Perspectives

According to the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, National Health Expenditures (NHE) accounted for $4.3 trillion, or 18.3% of the U.S. gross domestic

Information Technology Sector Perspectives

The Information Technology Sector is one of 16 sectors identified as critical infrastructure under the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency. Domestic Preparedness invited subject matter experts to

Water and Wastewater Sector Perspectives

The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency defines the Water and Wastewater Systems Sector as one of “16 critical infrastructure sectors.” Read about this sector’s numerous

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