Posts Tagged ‘Resilience’

Lifecycle Design and Cumulative Benefit-Cost Analysis for Transportation Resiliency

Posted: December 7, 2016 at 10:04 am, Last Updated: December 7, 2016 at 10:05 am

Dr. Sam Merrill, GEI Consultants Judy Gates, Maine Department of Transportation For roads, bridges, and culverts it is challenging to make design decisions that anticipate a range of possible environmental futures. Not having a crystal ball, planners and engineers generally must select, for example, a bridge height without having a clear estimate of whether they […]

The Human Landscape – The Functional Bridge between the Physical, Economic, and Social Elements of Community Resilience

Posted: November 29, 2016 at 12:04 pm, Last Updated: November 29, 2016 at 12:05 pm

Dr. John R. Hummel, Global Security Sciences Division, Argonne National Laboratory Dr. Jennifer L. Schneider, Collaboratory for Resiliency and Recovery, Rochester Institute of Technology Introduction Community resilience results from the collective output of a set of elements within contributing systems. Figure 1 provides a conceptual view of the elements that can contribute to community resilience. […]

Self-Organization in Work Unit Resilience: Five Lessons from a Shipyard under Pressure

Posted: November 22, 2016 at 3:04 pm, Last Updated: November 22, 2016 at 3:05 pm

Paul Theron, PhD, FBCI CREST Research Group (Crises & Resilience – Economy, Society, Technology), Paris, France As Paul Theron discussed in “Key Enablers of “Organisations’ Resilience,” Organizations’ Resilience is built upon five complementary types of resilience: Organization Sustainability; Business Resilience (Mission resilience); Work Unit Resilience; Technical Resilience and Individual Resilience.[1] This short paper depicts how […]

The Jones Act and its Effect on Freight Transportation in the Aftermath of Disruptive Events: A GIS Perspective

Posted: November 16, 2016 at 2:59 pm, Last Updated: December 6, 2016 at 2:29 pm

Marc R. Fialkoff and Olufemi A. Omitaomu Disasters Have Consequences In freight transportation, like other critical infrastructures, there are cascading impacts with significant consequences when disruptions occur.  In the aftermath of such disruptions, planners and policymakers are faced with tough choices in designing efficient response and recovery plans within their legal limits.  With freight transportation, […]

Understanding Physical Internet Infrastructure Vulnerabilities

Posted: October 26, 2016 at 11:19 am

Michael Thompson Risk and Infrastructure Science Center, Argonne National Laboratory Introduction The United States economy, as well as large portions of the critical infrastructure that supports it, now depends on a working Internet for normal operations. The Internet has enabled an always-on, always-connected infrastructure that society depends on daily. Though the Internet seems omnipresent in […]

International Cyber Incident Repository System: Information Sharing on a Global Scale

Posted: October 24, 2016 at 12:42 pm, Last Updated: October 24, 2016 at 1:11 pm

Amanda L. Joyce and Nathaniel Evans, PhD Risk and Infrastructure Science Center, Argonne National Laboratory Introduction Information sharing is essential for protecting against increasingly sophisticated cyber-attacks on the systems supporting governments and critical infrastructure.[1] According to a study performed by IBM and the Ponemon Institute with information gathered from 350 companies in 11 countries, the […]

The Cyber-Security Industrial Policy: The Challenges of Structuring a Complex Dialogue

Posted: October 18, 2016 at 9:36 am, Last Updated: October 18, 2016 at 9:37 am

Danilo D’Elia In the aftermath of Edward Snowden’s intelligence revelations, many governments around the world are increasingly elaborating so-called “digital sovereignty”  policies. The declared aim is to develop trusted technologies to protect more sensitive networks. Rather than attempting a theoretical analysis, the ambition of this research is to start from a specific case study (the […]

Teaching Homeland Security: A European Approach

Posted: August 23, 2016 at 2:36 pm, Last Updated: September 14, 2016 at 12:56 pm

Maria Carla De Maggio and Roberto Setola Abstract The appropriate curriculum to build a strong Homeland Security Master’s program is challenging because the environment has no well-defined boundaries.  Indeed, creating a static curriculum would not adequately address the ever-changing needs of our global security concepts. Furthermore, academia is not constrained to a particular definition of […]

Resilience Index: An Alternative in Resilience Measurement

Posted: August 22, 2016 at 1:37 pm, Last Updated: August 24, 2016 at 11:43 am

By Francisco José Miranda Perales   In recent times, resilience has been proposed almost systematically as a response and solution every time a crisis has occurred. However, how can we know whether the solutions adopted to achieve resilience are sufficient? Providing an answer to this question is not possible without finding a way to measure […]

Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience of the Republic of Croatia

Posted: August 18, 2016 at 10:34 am

by Robert Mikac, PhD, and Ivana Cesarec   The Republic of Croatia is the latest country to accede to the European Union,[1] and as such, has the obligation to normatively arrange and regulate issues of identification, determination and protection of European critical infrastructure. Specified obligations emerge from  Council Directive 2008/114/EC on the Identification and Designation […]