Infrastructure Assurance

Sandia Teaches Nuclear Safety Course

Measures for keeping nuclear materials out of the wrong hands can be as straightforward as a stout post beam designed to stop massive, speeding trucks in their tire tracks—or they can be as complex as fencing draped with a web of sensors so acute they can differentiate the movements of men from those of jackrabbits. […]

Energy Council Executive Committee Visits Sandia

Energy Council legislators oversee energy and related environmental regulation in North American states/provinces where energy is important to the employment base and fiscal well-being. The Energy Council provides a larger context in which each jurisdiction may consider its particular concerns.

The Council’s interests range from fossil energy to renewables, from energy production to its transmission/distribution, and […]

Expansion of DOE-DOT Tight Oil Research Work

The Departments of Energy and Transportation commissioned a technical team through Sandia to examine the properties of tight crude oils as they relate to potential combustion events in the rail transport environment. Key objectives of this investigation are to characterize and define tight crude oils based on their chemical and physical properties, and identify properties […]

Energy Secretary Moniz Highlights Sandia Efforts during Recent Houston Press Conference

As he spoke to oil and gas executives at the IHS Energy CERAWeek conference, Secretary Moniz’s focus was on the nation’s aging energy infrastructure—and everything that should be done to modernize it amid a do­mestic energy revolution, climate change, and evolving business models. Moniz spoke to the assembled executives about the just-released QER and the […]

Sandia Cyber Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) Formally Opens

Activities at CERL, located in the Sandia Science & Technology Park, are expected to marry computing expertise from across Sandia with that of universities and businesses to develop long-term solutions against the increasingly serious challenges posed by hackers and cybercriminals to individuals, business, and government.
“(Cybercrime) can’t be tackled alone,” Sandia President and Labs Director Paul […]

By |April 5th, 2013|Analysis, Cyber, Cyber Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL), Facilities, Infrastructure Assurance, Infrastructure Security, News, News & Events|Comments Off on Sandia Cyber Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) Formally Opens

DHS Mulls Updates to Chemical Site Risk Assessments

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is considering potential updates to its procedures for assessing risks posed by chemical facilities under a program for imposing greater security requirements on high-threat sites. DHS is collaborating with Sandia to determine how the Chemical Facility Antiterrorism Standards (CFATS) initiative might assess the financial impact of a potential […]

By |April 3rd, 2013|Analysis, Facilities, Infrastructure Assurance, Infrastructure Security, Modeling, Modeling & Analysis, News, News & Events, NISAC, Research & Capabilities|Comments Off on DHS Mulls Updates to Chemical Site Risk Assessments

Gulf Nuclear Energy Infrastructure Institute Class of 2012 Kicks Off with 20 Students from the Gulf Cooperation Council

Khalifa University has hosted the opening of the Gulf Nuclear Energy Infrastructure Institute (GNEII) 2012 Fellows. The four-module, sixteen-week course includes 20 students from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait.

GNEII national stakeholders represent Khalifa University, Critical National Infrastructure Authority (CNIA), Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), and Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR).

The course will be […]

By |March 7th, 2012|Energy Assurance, Global Climate & Energy, Infrastructure Assurance, Infrastructure Security, News, News & Events|Comments Off on Gulf Nuclear Energy Infrastructure Institute Class of 2012 Kicks Off with 20 Students from the Gulf Cooperation Council