Posts Tagged ‘Local’

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Successes in Public-Private Partnerships Contribute to Private Sector Resilience

Posted: February 19, 2016 at 3:29 pm

A Release from the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Infrastructure Protection The responsibility to enhance the security and resilience of the Nation’s critical infrastructure is shared between the private sector, which owns and operates the vast majority of critical infrastructure, and the public sector, which has the risk and threat intelligence, tools, and expertise. […]