Critical Infrastructure Protection

The protection of infrastructure and resources critical to national security; composed of national infrastructure, physical and virtual systems, cyberinfrastructure, and continuity of operations.

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Safety Culture in the U.S. Pipeline Industry

Safety Culture in the U.S. Pipeline Industry

The Homeland Defense and Security Information Analysis Center received a request for research and analysis of safety culture assessments and incident rates within the U.S. pipeline industry. HDIAC highlighted the most commonly occurring safety incidents…


New Thinking to Turn Infrastructure Dollars Into Resilience

The current federal push for a historic investment in the nation’s infrastructure comes at a time when America’s roads, bridges, and other public resources and services appear to be suffering from a chronic resilience deficit….

DHS Announces New Cybersecurity Requirements for Critical Pipeline Owners and Operators

Today, the Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced a Security Directive that will enable the Department to better identify, protect against, and respond to threats to critical companies in the pipeline sector….

Battlescape Brain: Engaging Neuroscience in Defense Operations

Neuroscience and Technology in Defense Contexts Recent convocation of participatory parties in the Biological and Toxins Weapons Convention has prompted a renewed focus upon which, how and to what extent currently available and/or new biotechnologies…


Podcast: Critical Infrastructure Resilience

Part 1 Critical infrastructure (CI) is not only essential for the successful functioning of governance and society, it is a critical element to homeland defense and security. A power grid functioning at full capacity, an…

Podcast: Disaster Emergency Response and Recovery

Part 1 In part one of this two-part podcast, HDIAC analyst Amber Garvey interviews Dr. Tonya Thornton, the Director for Extramural Projects at George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government. The discussion begins…

NREL’s Energy Security and Resilience Center

This webinar discusses the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s ongoing work to ensure energy security and resilience in today’s interconnected and interdependent world. Today, widely available software applications and internet-enabled devices have been integrated into most…


Critical Infrastructure Protection & Resilience

The Nation’s critical infrastructure provides the essential services that underpin American society. Proactive and coordinated efforts are necessary to strengthen and maintain secure, functioning, and resilient critical infrastructure – including assets, networks, and systems –…

Dam Safety 2021

ASDSO is excited to move forward with plans for Dam Safety 2021 at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee, the week of September 12-15. Dam Safety 2021 will return to an in-person format in Nashville…

Disaster Management Summit – Empowering the Emergency Management Community

In the face of a changing climate and the increased frequency and power of extreme weather events, the need to effectively manage natural disasters has grown more and more evident. There is a persistent need…