While leafing through my latest issue of Entertainment Weekly I stumbled across an interesting book review. Normally these reviews are reserved for vampire-laden sagas and tantalizing tell-all books. But the book up for review was neither otherworldly nor gratuitous.
Sue Armstrong, acting deputy assistant director of the department of Homeland Security Office of Infrastructure Protection was at the recent summit in Baltimore. She gave an overview of the progress being made on CFATS compliance.
Earlier this month I was at the 2010 Chemical Sector Security Summit in Baltimore. The two-day event drew more than 400 participants and it was the best turn out I have seen in four years of attending this event.
In 2009 The Federated States of Micronesia filed a lawsuit against the Prunerov power station in the Czech Republic stating that pollution from the power station threatens the island's existence – despite the fact the island nation is 8,000 miles away.
I was at a recent conference where the FBI gave a presentation on its InfraGard program. It is a liaison between the private sector and the FBI and focuses on critical infrastructure, cyber and physical security.
According to an external memo from DHS, the department is beginning to enforce compliance. It's sending 18 chemical companies letters notifying them they have 10 days to complete a Site Security Plan (SSP). The DHS memo said that all 18 offending companies were sent their final tiering letter -- giving...
Just because your facility doesn’t fall under the CFATS mandates doesn’t mean that security isn’t still an issue for you. Every facility or business needs to take precautions and be ready for a possible emergency. Emergency preparedness can head off a disaster and in the event of an emergency; it...
Editors are always thinking about the future – future stories, future interviews, future readers. In fact, Editor Mark Rosenzweig often writes about engaging children in science and engineering in the hopes that we have a sustainable profession, and ultimately a sustainable audience. (Read: Convince A Child To Explore Engineering).