From Our Partners

Aging Waterways, Out of the Box Solutions

Posted: April 18, 2017 at 10:15 am

Denise Rucker Krepp, EMR USA On March 28, 2017, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing to examine the United States’ increasing dependence on foreign sources of minerals and opportunities to rebuild and improve the country’s supply chain.[1]  Senator Murkoswi, the Chair of the committee, sought input from witnesses on ways to […]

From Our Partners – Wiki Weapons & War: The Implications of 3D Printing on National Security

Posted: September 15, 2016 at 1:41 pm, Last Updated: September 16, 2016 at 9:05 am

by Benjamin Rabinovitch Introduction Since the first successful test of Defense Distributed’s three-dimensional (3D) printed ‘Liberator’ pistol in 2013, business and technology magazines and websites have begun to publish articles on 3D-printed ‘wiki weapons.’ However, many of these articles seem to overlook an important question: What are the potential implications of 3D printing on domestic […]

From Our Partners – Communicating Risk and Resiliency: Special Considerations for Rare Events

Posted: June 1, 2016 at 12:42 pm

J.D. Solomon, PE, CRE, CMRP CH2M Daniel Vallero. PhD, MASCE Duke University Introduction Managing risks must be underpinned by scientifically credible risk assessments,[1] with numerous points of communication along the risk paradigm.  Low-probability, high-consequence (rare) events present special challenges to risk communications.  Scientific and engineering rigor are essential for rare events, as they are for […]

From Our Partners – SLTTGCC Cyber Resource Compendium

Posted: April 29, 2016 at 11:52 am

The State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Government Coordinating Council (SLTTGCC) has developed a Cyber Resource Compendium which catalogs various free and at-cost resources and services available from Federal agencies, industry and government associations, public-private partnerships, and other organizations focused on cybersecurity. The document is intended as a toolkit for government and private sector entities seeking […]

Thoughts on Resilience: What Happens When WMATA Shuts Down?

Posted: April 12, 2016 at 2:15 pm, Last Updated: August 18, 2016 at 10:59 am

by K. Denise Rucker Krepp At 4:16pm on March 15, 2016, I received a phone call from a reporter.  She wanted to know if I had heard anything about the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) decision to close the underground metro for 29 hours.  I’m a locally elected official so she assumed that I […]

From Our Partners – Electromagnetic Pulse and Space Weather and the Strategic Threat to America’s Nuclear Power Stations

Posted: March 17, 2016 at 9:54 am

A Report from the American Leadership & Policy Foundation PDF Available for Download Here By David J. Stuckenberg* and Hershel C. Campbell** Abstract This research addresses a critical information gap by examining technical and security aspects of nuclear plant design, nuclear disasters, the regulatory climate, and how these factors could impact our national security in […]

From Our Partners – Financial Needs in Disaster Preparedness and Recovery

Posted: March 3, 2016 at 10:50 am, Last Updated: March 3, 2016 at 10:52 am

Kirsten Trusko, IRC Advisory Beyond just the immediate response, there is also the need for recovery.  Past the first 72 hours, the victim citizens and small businesses need access to funds, communication, insurance claims, and more. They need the ability to start rebuilding their lives and businesses to get them back in their homes and […]

From Our Partners – Steve LeVine, The Powerhouse:  America, China, and the Great Battery War

Posted: February 16, 2016 at 3:38 pm

Please join the Center for Science and Technology Policy and the Center for Energy Science and Policy for a seminar with: Steve LeVine Washington Correspondent, Quartz Future Tense Fellow, the New America Foundation Discussing his book The Powerhouse:  America, China, and the Great Battery War Thursday, March 3 12:00 – 1:15 p.m. Founders Hall Room […]

From Our Partners – 2016 Texas Grid Security Summit

Posted: February 5, 2016 at 2:32 pm

Texas State Senator Bob Hall cordially invites you to attend a summit on electric grid security. Hear from state and national experts as they address critical security concerns from high-impact threats that could cause a nationwide critical infrastructure collapse for a month or more. This summit will address the Texas electric grid’s vulnerability to electromagnetic […]

From Our Partners: TISP Presents the 2016 Collegiate Infrastructure Challenge and Call for Sponsors

Posted: January 21, 2016 at 10:53 am

The Infrastructure Security Partnership (TISP) Council of the Society of American Military Engineers Presents The 2016 Collegiate Infrastructure Challenge at The Critical Infrastructure Symposium (CIS) The Charleston Marriott, Charleston, South Carolina At the 2016 Critical Infrastructure Symposium on April 4th, The Infrastructure Security Partnership (TISP) Council of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) will […]