Congressional investigators said the risk management standard established by the Interagency Security Committee requires agencies to use a cost-analysis methodology that considers all direct, indirect and life-cycle costs as well create performance measurements and a testing program to better help them allocate resources.
If climate change continues as predicted, rising sea levels would double Hawaii's coastal erosion by mid-century, leading to beach loss, damage to homes and infrastructure, and endangerment to critical habitats, a new study predicts.
Researchers at a U.K. university said a methodology they developed for a social housing provider, outlining the "true" business costs from the impact of climate change, is also applicable to other organizations.
Reginald Brothers, who heads the Homeland Security Department's research and development arm, took to Twitter March 1, answering questions ranging from cybersecurity and airport security to the Islamic State.
Researchers from Texas A&M University said that 40 percent, or 280,000 square miles, of global urban land will be located in high-frequency flood zones in just 15 years. At the same time, urban expansion into drylands will nearly double, to about 190,000 square miles.
A U.S. Chamber of Commerce representative said at March 4 congressional hearing that his group favors a controversial Senate proposal that encourages companies to volutarily share cyber threat information with other companies and the federal government while providing them with needed liability protections.
A new study breaks down 87 terrorist acts into three decades – 1982 to 1991, 1992 to 2001, and 2002 to 2011 – tallying death totals and the number of events against each mode of transportation.
A panel of federal magistrate judges overseeing Hurricane Sandy insurance disputes slammed a confidentiality agreement from insurance carriers that would have required homeowners to stop cooperating with state and federal probes into fraud allegations in exchange for a settlement, the International Business Times reported Feb. 25.
The White House is increasing investments to help communities improve their preparedeness and resilience to the effects of climate change in the proposed fiscal 2016 budget.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology awarded $20 million over five years to develop the new Community Resilience Center of Excellence, which will be based in Fort Collins, Colo. The agency has the option to renew the award for another five years after that.