Two recently declassified 2011 Transportation Security Administration reports containing sensitive information about threat assessments to mass transit and freight rail systems were recently posted on the open source information website Public Intelligence.
With sea-level rise a top concern among many coastal cities, San Francisco officials have recently adopted a broad plan to help adapt the municipality to the new reality. Its 37-page guidance follows one released by the California State Assembly that reviewed the challenges from the impact of sea-level rise on the state and its economy.
Systems developed to identify and correct problems at a U.S. nuclear weapons plant are generally working, but an internal Energy Department audit found certain aspects could be improved by the new contractor now managing the facility.
The Defense Department released a plan Oct. 13 to adapt operations, training, infrastrucutre and resources to effects from climate change, saying it poses an immediate threat to national security.
At least half the states are not treating climate change with any urgency, according to the Georgetown Climate Center, which recently unveiled a new online tool that helps users see progress their states are making in adapting to the issue.
Critical infrastructure owners and operators lack credible, sector-specific, insider-threat information to help drive security investments. But, even with "relatively robust" preventative programs in place, it's nearly impossible to entirely eliminate the threat of a malicious insider, says the Homeland Security Department's national protection and programs directorate.
Power outages could be a thing of the past if a more reliable and resilient advanced superconductor cable is successfully developed and tested by the Homeland Security Department.
An internal audit found that the Homeland Security Department's IT systems and assets at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport had inadequate security measures, which could potentially be exploited or compromised.
Congressional investigators said the Homeland Security Department needs a better way to consistently assess vulnerabilities in critical infrastructure despite conducting thousands of reviews in recent years.
A top Homeland Security Department official told Senate lawmakers Sept. 10 that Congress needs to update laws to help the department better tackle the growing threat of cyber threats and attacks.