Posts Tagged ‘Resilience’

From the Director – March/April 2016

Posted: April 25, 2016 at 10:42 am

Welcome to the April 2016 edition of The CIP Report, in which we investigate the key role played by state and local regions in Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience. It is at the regional, state, and local level that vital efforts to respond to and mitigate disasters takes place, as well as the collaborative work […]

Challenges for Implementing Resilience during Normal Time: a Human Engineering Approach

Posted: April 20, 2016 at 1:28 pm

Silvana V. Croope, Ph.D., ENV SP, Delaware Department of Transportation In the United States, the Department of Homeland Security has identified 16 critical infrastructure sectors vital for a secure national economy, public health or safety, and security, upon which society depends. To make sure proper effort is dedicated to building resilience in these sectors to […]

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 […]

Regional Networks for Operational Intelligence & Agility: Focusing on Day-to-Day Operations and Advancing Strategic Resilience

Posted: April 5, 2016 at 1:37 pm, Last Updated: April 12, 2016 at 2:21 pm

by William G. Raisch, Carlos E. Restrepo, Parker M. Coyne, Carol A. Shields, and Amelia R. Swan International Center for Enterprise Preparedness (InterCEP), New York University An innovative resilience private/public sector program has been established with a focus on addressing the full spectrum of disruptions to organizational operations, from the day-to-day smaller disruptions that affect […]

Upcoming Event: Resilience Roundtable – Designing and Building 22nd Century Infrastructure

Posted: April 5, 2016 at 9:02 am

Date: Monday, 25 APRIL 2016 Location: Room 113 Founders Hall, George Mason University, Arlington VA Our current, challenging building environment includes many issues like resilience, sustainability, triple bottom line, and life cycle maintenance which go beyond our basic, code-based design requirements. Also consider that just as we are still using 100 year old infrastructure, the […]

MWCOG and InfraGardNCR Key to Government Engagement with Private Sector Critical Infrastructure Stakeholders

Posted: March 22, 2016 at 4:08 pm, Last Updated: April 7, 2016 at 2:31 pm

By Christopher Ryan, University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security Understanding the priorities and concerns of all critical infrastructure (CI) stakeholders is an essential step toward crafting homeland security strategic plans that reflect the whole community.  For state and local governments, collecting information from government partners is generally straightforward; planners often already have […]

Four Key Imperatives to Building Effective Transportation Infrastructure Resilience

Posted: March 14, 2016 at 11:08 am, Last Updated: August 18, 2016 at 11:03 am

Andrea Stone, InfraGardNCR What actually happens if our transportation infrastructure is not resilient? Can you envision having no access to any mode of transportation for an extended period of time? Can you imagine the impact of a sudden loss of services that are vital to the public’s well-being and safe living environment? As we deal […]

From the Director – January/February 2016

Posted: February 22, 2016 at 12:09 pm, Last Updated: February 24, 2016 at 12:39 pm

Welcome to the January/February 2016 issue of The CIP Report, which takes a focused look at the Private Sector view of Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience.  As the vast majority of Critical Infrastructure capacity resides in private-sector firms, the corporate “bottom line” includes security and resilience.  Private-sector owner operators face the challenge of running efficient […]

From the Director – November/December 2015

Posted: December 11, 2015 at 2:27 pm

This month, The CIP Report focuses on Resilience, a key theme of the 2013 NIPP and a guiding concept for CIP professionals. In their recently published Global Risks Report (10th Edition), the World Economic Forum illustrated an increasingly interconnected world of increasing risks. The implication follows that Critical Infrastructure faces more risks from more sources […]

Jones Act Resilience Considerations

Posted: December 11, 2015 at 12:02 pm

Kevin O’Shea, Rebecca Haffenden, and Karen Guziel, Risk and Infrastructure Science Center Global Security Sciences Division, Argonne National Laboratory Introduction Following a disaster, emergency managers may need to move goods into a disaster area using maritime shipping. The Jones Act is a Federal statute requiring that commodities moving between U.S. ports be transported via Jones Act-eligible […]