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Motivating Business to Design a More Resilient Nation, One Building at a Time

A little engineering goes a long way: A home in Gilchrist, Texas, designed to resist flood waters survived Hurricane Ike in 2008. (Photo courtesy of FEMA/Joselyne Augustino) Imagine a building resilient enough to allow people to continue their daily tasks even while an emergency is in progress. The self-­reliant building might have its [...]

By | September 10th, 2013|Analysis, Facilities, Infrastructure Security, Modeling & Analysis, News, News & Events, NISAC|Comments Off on Motivating Business to Design a More Resilient Nation, One Building at a Time

Sandia and Los Alamos Teams Gear Up for Hurricane Season

National Infrastructure Simulation and Analysis Center (NISAC) teams of infrastructure modelers and analysts, such as this one, work to provide a crisis response to the Department of Homeland Security for national disasters such as hurricanes. (Photo courtesy of NISAC) The Department of Homeland Security’s National Infrastructure Simulation and Analysis Center (NISAC), jointly housed [...]

By | August 1st, 2013|Analysis, Facilities, Infrastructure Security, Modeling, Modeling & Analysis, News, News & Events, NISAC, Partnership|Comments Off on Sandia and Los Alamos Teams Gear Up for Hurricane Season

DHS Mulls Updates to Chemical Site Risk Assessments

A repaired St. Bernard Parish oil refinery that was severely damaged during Hurricane Katrina. (Federal Emergency Management Agency image, 28-Aug-08) 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 [...]

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

EC, DHS’s S&T Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency: SUMMIT

Natural disasters create emergency situations that must be dealt with quickly and effectively in order to minimize injury and loss of life. Simulating such events before they occur can help emergency responders fine-tune their preparations. To create the most accurate modeling scenarios, exercise planners need to know critical event details, such as infrastructure damage and [...]

By | March 21st, 2013|Analysis, Capabilities, Facilities, Global, Infrastructure Security, Modeling, Modeling & Analysis, NISAC, Partnership, Research & Capabilities|Comments Off on EC, DHS’s S&T Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency: SUMMIT