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GAO: Agencies need more help to better assess physical security improvement costs

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.

Sea-level rise from climate change will threaten Hawaii's shoreline communities, new study says

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.

UK researchers craft economic methodology that outlines business losses from climate change

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.

DHS's Brothers tweets about science and tech projects, goals

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.

As cities around the world expand, exposure to floods, droughts will rise as well, new study says

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.

Industry rep: Businesses get stronger liability protection for sharing cyber threat info under CISA

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.

'Successful' terrorist attacks shifted from air to rail over 30-year period, study shows

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.

Proposal to Hurricane Sandy victims from FEMA, insurers draws condemnation from judges

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.

Helping communities deal with climate change is major focus in '16 budget, says OMB official

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.

New NIST-funded center aims to enhance local resilience, recovery from major weather hazards

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.