CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE

Week 2 – Restoring Infrastructure and Instilling Resilience

  The incident involving the container vessel DALI and the Francis Scott Key Bridge has led the news cycle and professional discussions for days. Many news reports point to the 1980 Sunshine Skyway Bridge collapse when the motor vessel SUMMIT VENTURE collided with a support pier, killing 35 people. However, that was not the last such incident: September 22, 1993: The tugboat MAUVILLA allided (i.e., a moving vessel struck a fixed object) with the Big…

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The Evolution of Homeland Security Higher Education

After the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, homeland security education expanded to ensure that local, state, tribal, territorial, and federal agencies had the tools they needed to combat these threats. This academic leader shares how homeland security programs change to meet new challenges and evolving threats.
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Key Bridge Collapse – Transportation Infrastructure and Global Supply Chain

Any incident or event can easily disrupt the supply chain, whether local, regional, or international. Time will demonstrate the transportation, supply chain, and other critical impacts of the Key Bridge collapse in Baltimore. Here are six recommendations to ensure the plans, training, resources, capabilities, and facilities to safeguard the nation’s
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Nation-State Activity in the Age of Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Computing

The development of artificial intelligence and quantum computing has exploded in recent years. However, as many countries find new ways to leverage these technologies for the public good, some are leveraging them for geopolitical influence, cyberattacks, and other nefarious reasons. Find out what measures could protect against threats as these
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A Holistic Approach to Cybersecurity Risk

Cybersecurity is a core business process that involves the entire organization or agency. So, it should not be brushed off as an “IT thing.” A cybersecurity state coordinator for CISA explains how the continuity of government and operations depends on a collaborative approach.

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Rising Above the Flood: A Decision Tool for Structural Safety

When homeowners choose to elevate their homes above flood levels, they may compromise the structural integrity of the building if the elevation method does not

Multimodal Transportation Perspectives

Without transportation and communications, emergency response can move at an uncomfortably slow pace, enough so that life, property, and the environment may be unnecessarily compromised.

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From the alarm clock that wakes people in the morning, to the natural gas used to cook breakfast, to the refined petroleum products powering vehicles

The Race to Interoperability

The Boston Marathon Bombing demonstrated the dedication, commitment, and strength of those who responded that day. The lessons learned from that event continue to strengthen

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CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE

Week 2 – Restoring Infrastructure and Instilling Resilience

  The incident involving the container vessel DALI and the Francis Scott Key Bridge has led the news cycle and professional discussions for days. Many news reports point to the 1980 Sunshine Skyway Bridge collapse when the motor vessel SUMMIT VENTURE collided with a support pier, killing 35 people. However, that was not the last such incident: September 22, 1993: The tugboat MAUVILLA allided (i.e., a moving vessel struck a fixed object) with the Big…

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Commercial facilities dominate the U.S. economy, contributing trillions of dollars to the U.S. gross domestic product while employing and supporting

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Water and Wastewater Sector Perspectives

The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency defines the Water and Wastewater Systems Sector as one of “16 critical infrastructure sectors.” Read about this sector’s numerous

Reducing Workplace Violence in Healthcare Facilities

Violence in healthcare facilities significantly challenges patients, providers, support staff, visitors, and first responders. However, healthcare-specific information and tools can help protect staff, patients, and

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