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The Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security (CIP/HS) conducts comprehensive analyses and research to improve the safety and security of the United States and its allies across all critical infrastructure sectors. For more information, click here.

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The Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security (CIP/HS) at George Mason School of Business is pleased to present the new digital version of The CIP Report.

Education Programs

The Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security (CIP/HS) at the George Mason University School of Business offers education resources to the critical infrastructure community through Mason’s Executive MBA program, as well as the CIP Higher Education Initiative. Click to learn more.


Check in here for a calendar of upcoming events hosted by the Center, as well as events from important members of the critical infrastructure community and engagements featuring presentations from CIP/HS staff and fellows.

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From the Director: August/September 2015

August 31, 2015, 2:33 pm; Updated: August 31, 2015, 2:42 pm

Welcome to the new format of the CIP Report! As we told you in our June issue, our intent is to create a more interactive and useful CIP Report that better serves our community and readers. Our subject for this issue is the effect of climate on resilience, an especially relevant subject with both short-term […]

From Our Partners – Resilience: Managing the Risk of Natural Disaster

August 28, 2015, 2:58 pm

David Vaughn – President of Integrated Resilience, LLC Jeff Plumblee – Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Clemson University Resilience is an area of growing concern due to climate change, population growth and migration, and a constantly growing dependency and interconnectivity of infrastructure.  Over the years the need to comprehensively address all aspects along the resilience continuum […]

Utilizing Computer Simulation to Ensure the Continuity of Critical infrastructure Services on a Dynamically Changing Planet

August 27, 2015, 12:15 pm

Richard G. Little and William A. WallaceDepartment of Industrial and Systems EngineeringRensselaer Polytechnic Institute Those tasked with ensuring the reliable delivery of infrastructure services in the face of climate change and its myriad effects on the built environment will need to confront many new challenges. Heretofore, the resilience of critical infrastructure has generally focused on […]

From the 2014 U.S. National Climate Assessment

August 24, 2015, 2:50 pm; Updated: August 24, 2015, 2:53 pm

Last year, the U.S. Global Change Research Program released the Third United States National Climate Assessment. The result of a three-year effort by a team of over 300 experts, this report outlines the latest scientific understanding of current trends in climate science. These findings serve as a valuable resource for those in the critical infrastructure […]

Critical Infrastructure & Climate Adaptation

August 20, 2015, 3:31 pm; Updated: August 21, 2015, 10:06 am

By Lisa Barr & Steven Nider U.S. Department of Homeland Security National Protection and Programs Directorate Office of Infrastructure Protection Addressing the potential impacts of climate change on critical infrastructure requires managing the complex and interdependent risks facing this Nation. Over the past several decades, focus has heightened on changing waterways, shifting temperature patterns, air […]

Mark Troutman

From the Director: Welcome to the New CIP Report

August 11, 2015, 4:09 pm

Dear Readers, I would like to welcome you to the new CIP Report website. As of August 2015, the CIP Report, official publication of the Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security (CIP/HS), will be delivered as a fully digital resource with continuous updates provided on a rolling basis. By changing to this new format, […]

Closing the Gap between Climate Science and Critical Infrastructure Adaptation

August 6, 2015, 2:21 pm; Updated: August 12, 2015, 11:54 am

by Megan Clifford, Lawrence Paul Lewis, Frédéric Petit, Duane Verner, and Thomas A. WallRisk and Infrastructure Science CenterGlobal Security Sciences Division, Argonne National Laboratory Introduction The National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC) recognizes that essential local and regional infrastructure systems, such as water, energy supply, and transportation, will increasingly be compromised by climate […]

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