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From Our Partners – TISP 2016 Critical Infrastructure Symposium Call for Papers

Posted: November 18, 2015 at 3:11 pm

Leaders from industry, government and academia are invited to participate in the 2016 Critical Infrastructure Symposium (CIS) by submitting an abstract of a presentation and/or paper. Now in its seventh year, CIS continues to showcase innovative research and best practices, and explore new challenges for building a more resilient and sustainable infrastructure. The Symposium is […]

From Our Partners – Why Johnny Isn’t Ready to Take on Today’s Jobs: The Need for FACT-Based Skill Sets

Posted: November 12, 2015 at 2:02 pm, Last Updated: March 17, 2016 at 9:41 am

“Those who can, do. Those who can’t?  Teach.” This old adage must be replaced with, “Those who can, MUST teach, in order to promote a pragmatic, realistic perspective within the upcoming workforce.” –James Carlini   Today, the traditional promise, “A college degree will unlock the doors to better opportunities” rings very hollow with many Millennials. […]

From Our Partners – A Philosophy for Designing 22nd-Century Infrastructure

Posted: October 27, 2015 at 11:00 am, Last Updated: October 29, 2015 at 9:44 am

Steven D. Hart, Ph.D., P.E. For the past 30 years as an engineering student, practitioner, and educator I have been intimately involved with design philosophies and approaches.  With my focus on infrastructure issues over the past eight years, I have come to the conclusion that our current design philosophies and approaches do not serve us […]

From Our Partners – Defending Our Interests in the Global Digital Commons: Issues and Dilemmas by Robert McCreight

Posted: September 21, 2015 at 2:33 pm

The overall challenge of protecting our vulnerable cyber infrastructure grows more complex each day, yet government must find a way to erect sensible defensive mechanisms and safeguards which simultaneously assure access, privacy, security and data credibility to millions of users in academia, the private sector, our military, our government and among ordinary citizens. The pathways […]

From Our Partners – Mass Transit Security in Washington, DC by Denise Krepp

Posted: September 21, 2015 at 2:26 pm

Last month, three Americans tackled a terrorist on a Paris-bound train. Their quick action saved lives but left many to question the security of U.S. mass transit systems. Could a similar incident happen here? What protections are in place to prevent it? The questions above are the same ones asked by Congress in 2007. In […]

From Our Partners – Nanokrieg Beyond Blitzkrieg: Mindset to Fight the War on Terrorism by James Carlini

Posted: September 21, 2015 at 2:20 pm

This article consists of several excerpts from the author’s upcoming  NANOKRIEG: BEYOND BLITZKRIEG, a book on redefining and re-arranging the Military Infrastructure, Natural Destructive Strategies, Energy, & Tactics (MINDSET) needed to fight the War on Terrorism. “Quickness is the essence of the war.”  – Sun Tzu Today’s terrorist attacks are sometimes totally unforeseen and unanticipated. […]

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

Posted: August 28, 2015 at 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 […]