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State CIOs Want to Nix Conflicting Security Regulations

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers has released its 2018 federal advocacy priorities, and high on the list is clarifying conflicting security regulations from different agendas and programs. Other top priorities include recognizing state authority and ongoing innovation with emerging technology, and meeting citizens’ expectations through sharing information. “State CIOs continue to seek… Keep Reading

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Toughen Community Resilience Through PACE Funding

Whether resilience efforts are reactive or proactive, tools exist for cities to take a holistic approach to resilience in the buildings sector that can yield higher-performing buildings (in both existing buildings and new construction), healthier economies, and better communities that emit less carbon and lessen future impacts on climate change. One such tool is Property… Keep Reading

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Assessing Cyber & Physical Risk to Manufacturing Infrastructure

Manufacturers serve as critical building blocks of modern society. They are integral to the existence of the products we consume, the essential services we need, and the infrastructure on which we rely. Our reliance on them also means that, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), “a direct attack on or disruption of… Keep Reading

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Effects of Repeated Exposure Trauma on Firefighters

Many research studies have focused on firefighter mental health challenges due to a single traumatic event. But what about repeated exposure to such events? This article details findings from a research project that studied the impact of repeated exposure trauma (RET) on firefighters. Read more at the U.S. Fire Administration Keep Reading

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Beehler Re-Nominated for Assistant Secretary of the Army, IE&E

Alex A. Beehler, originally nominated in October to be assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and the environment, had his name resubmitted to the Senate this month. Beehler currently serves as senior adviser at B & D Consulting, an independent environmental and energy services consulting company. Between 2004 and 2009 he served as… Keep Reading

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Hawaii Searches for Answers After False Missile Alert

Hawaii residents were stunned by an alert on cell phones and TV screens warning them of an imminent missile attack, which Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) later confirmed had been sent due to a local error. The message was sent by a state employee who should have been conducting a test of the missile warning system, but… Keep Reading

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DHS Blue Campaign: Awareness and Training to Fight ‘Modern-Day Slavery’

The Department of Homeland Security designated January Human Trafficking Awareness month with various activities and events to raise awareness and provide training to recognize human trafficking. “Make no mistake, human trafficking is modern-day slavery. Through use of force, fraud, or coercion, people around the world are robbed of their freedom and forced into labor or… Keep Reading

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Brennan Center Analysis: Crime, Violent Crime & Murder Declined in 2017

All measures of crime in the 30 largest American cities — the overall crime rate, violent crime rate, and murder rate — are estimated to decline in 2017 according to a year-end analysis by the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law. Crime in 2017: Updated Analysis directly undercuts any claims of a… Keep Reading

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