Tag Archives: Infrastructure Resilience

Kate McClaskey

The observation of Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month this past November held increased significance in the wake of the unprecedented 2017 hurricane season. The designation is designed to increase awareness and appreciation about our nation’s infrastructure—the interconnected tapestry of services that keeps our daily lives running. As extreme weather

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Beth Ward

Vast infrastructure systems underpin nearly every aspect of modern life. The roads and transit systems we rely on to get to and from work; the pipes that transport the water we drink; the lines that bring electricity we need to power our homes and offices—all have become indispensable. This critical

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Lindsay Kishter

An Oct. 21 attack on one of the largest domain name system services, Dyn, made headlines for knocking out major websites like Amazon, Twitter, Netflix, Spotify, and major blogs and news sites. Aside from its wide reach, the attack was notable for another reason: it used a botnet built not only

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Nexight Group

Nexight Group uses our expertise to provide public and private sector organizations with guidance on a variety of complex topics. Economists and politicians recommend increased investments in infrastructure, which could create jobs, stimulate the economy, and save money in the long term. We asked a few of our subject matter experts

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Debra van Opstal, U.S. Resilience Project
Coping with Certain Uncertainty: 7 Practices of Resilient Businesses
Debra van Opstal, U.S. Resilience ProjectFebruary 18, 2016

Special Guest Blog: Conversations with Thought Leaders — Nexight Group believes that solving complex problems requires the collective insight of diverse leaders. In this new feature, we hear from today’s leading thinkers on how to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing our world. Debra van Opstal Executive Director, U.S. Resilience Project

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Beth Ward

After years of work and two weeks of intense negotiations, last week 195 nations agreed to take steps to address climate change. The 21st meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) in Paris was a historic event, and has already resulted in hundreds of published articles, commentaries, and

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Brooke Ehrenberg
Is a DMV for drones in our future?
Brooke EhrenbergNovember 13, 2015

Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), often referred to as drones, have become increasingly popular in the last few years. Real estate companies are utilizing them to take pictures of property, Amazon is testing them as a delivery service, and aircraft enthusiasts are operating them recreationally. While most of these uses seem

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Beth Ward

July was the hottest month—ever. The average global temperature was the highest it’s been since recordkeeping started in 1880. And we’re on track for 2015 to be the hottest year ever recorded. Last week, President Barack Obama visited Alaska, the “front lines” of battling climate change, to showcase how residents

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Brad Sinkaus

Next month will mark 10 years since Hurricane Katrina, one of the costliest and deadliest hurricanes in the country’s history, devastated New Orleans. The destruction wrought by the category five hurricane emphasized our nation’s unpreparedness, and it sparked a national dialogue on what it means for cities to be resilient

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Jenn Ganss

Last week, 45,000 residents in California lost power due to equipment damage at PG&E’s El Cerrito Substation. The culprit? A squirrel. The little woodland creature shouldered the blame for a two-hour outage that shut down the Downtown Berkeley BART station and left a graduation ceremony in the dark. Simultaneously, another

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