"From our standpoint, the ability of a nation state or terrorist group to implant malware on a piece of critical infrastructure and manipulate that malware is significant for us," said Brett Leatherman, assistant section chief for cyber outreach at the FBI.
Homeland Security Department officials appeared to allay some concerns among House lawmakers, who said their oversight role was sidestepped when a reorganization plan for the cybersecurity directorate was leaked this summer.
With $40 million, the National Science Foundation is building a network of state-of-the-art experimental research facilities to better understand the impacts from earthquake, wind and water hazards and bolster community resilience.
An analysis of coastal data collected from 48 beaches across five countries bordering the Pacific Ocean – Australia, Japan, New Zealand, United States and Canada – and over two decades indictates an increase in storms.
To fix this in the long term, administration officials said Congress should permit spending on firefighting to be scored as an adjustment to discretionary spending caps during bad fire seasons, similar to other federal disaster responses.
Public-private partnerships in Cincinnati and Durham that replaced outdated pipelines reduced leaks considerably – about one-tenth the number per mile than in Manhattan, Boston and Washington, D.C.
The goals of the grants include improving capabilities to forecast hazards, lessening their impacts and boosting response and recovery efforts. The agency also wants to gain a better understanding of the processes related to natural hazards, among other areas.
The university will work with existing information sharing groups, critical infrastructure owners and operators, federal agencies and other stakeholders to "identify a common set of voluntary standards or guidelines" for forming such information sharing and analysis organizations.
On the final day of his three-day tour in Alaska, President Obama announced Sept. 2 a number of new actions and several million dollars in new investments to fight climate change that he said is having a greater impact on the state than in the continental United States.
The analysis by Risk Management Solutions found that hurricane-driven storm surge are increasing economic and insurance losses at several coastal cities, including Tampa and Miami. The firm also reviewed New York, Boston and Baltimore in addition to New Orleans