NEWS & ANALYSIS

Can Making Utilities and Appliances Smarter Prove Foolhardy?

The so-called smart grid is all the rage, but rushing headlong into networked utilities may not be wise, according to John Bumgarner, the chief technology officer for the U.S. Cyber Consequences Unit, in July's podcast.

Getting Ahead of Ourselves with Smart Energy

How the rise of smart energy is making America's energy infrastructure more vulnerable to attack.

Interoperable Communications Technologies Need Uniform Testing Standards, Official Says

The lack of a uniform product testing program for emergency communications equipment means first responders could buy radios they believe are interoperable but fail to deliver during a disaster, a government official told Congress today.

Lessons in Building Public-Private Partnerships From the Seattle Area

Effective homeland security relies on good public-private relationships between government and the private sector. Seattle and its suburbs show how such relationships are built.

DHS Focuses on Long-Term Recovery After a Disaster

A new federal draft framework for disaster management focuses on the long-term recovery plans of the nation based on an all-hazards approach that doesn't overemphasize terrorism.

Maintenance of U.S. Tsunami Detection Buoys Difficult and Costly, GAO Reports

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is having a hard-time maintaining its network of expensive high-tech tsunami detection buoys, according to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report released Wednesday.

FEMA Launches New Web Site for Wireless Devices

Topics on the simplified page include “How do I keep my family safe?” while disaster-specific links address topics such as hurricanes, floods, and wildfires.

Urban Area Perspective - Keeping Phoenix Ready

Security Management interviews Mike DeBenedetto, Phoenix's emergency management coordinator.

Last Chance to Comment on Disaster Framework

It's now or never. The comment period for the Draft National Disaster Recovery Framework closes Friday.

Morning Security Brief: Cyberdisaster Exercise, Software Security, Pandemic Tools, and More

Facebook page is protected speech, lessons from a mock cyberdisaster, the push to hold software companies accountable for flaws, the problem with PDFs, going digital with pandemic information tracking, and deadly bomb scanner hoax saga continues.
 




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