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Nation-State Activity in the Age of Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Computing

Seldom has there been a simultaneous evolution of two powerful and complementary technologies – artificial intelligence (AI) and quantum computing (QC). AI refers to machines programmed to mimic human intelligence. These systems use algorithms to analyze data, recognize patterns, and make decisions. Generative AI is a subset of AI that creates new content from learned data. It generates original material across various mediums (text, images, audio, etc.). Traditional AI analyzes existing data, but generative AI…

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A Holistic Approach to Cybersecurity Risk

Cybersecurity is a core business process that involves the entire organization or agency. So, it should not be brushed off as an “IT thing.” A cybersecurity state coordinator for CISA explains how the continuity of government and operations depends on a collaborative approach.
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Protecting Infrastructure – Cyber, Physical, and EMP Attacks

Imagine 3,500 spiders, each with their own style, getting together to create a giant web. That’s how this author describes the U.S. power grid and the complexities related to protecting the nation’s critical infrastructure from cyber, physical, and electromagnetic pulse attacks.

Needed: More Imagination for Countering Domestic Risks

From “Lord of the Flies” to the terrorist attacks of 9/11, significant consequences have been blamed on failures of imagination. Avoid repeating past mistakes and increasing risk through innovation, new technologies, and forward-thinking.
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Commercial Facilities Sector Perspectives

Commercial facilities dominate the U.S. economy, contributing trillions of dollars to the U.S. gross domestic product while employing and supporting millions of jobs. Learn more about this critical infrastructure sector and its interdependencies.

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Energy Sector Perspectives

From the alarm clock that wakes people in the morning, to the natural gas used to cook breakfast, to the refined petroleum products powering vehicles

The Race to Interoperability

The Boston Marathon Bombing demonstrated the dedication, commitment, and strength of those who responded that day. The lessons learned from that event continue to strengthen

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Nation-State Activity in the Age of Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Computing

Seldom has there been a simultaneous evolution of two powerful and complementary technologies – artificial intelligence (AI) and quantum computing (QC). AI refers to machines programmed to mimic human intelligence. These systems use algorithms to analyze data, recognize patterns, and make decisions. Generative AI is a subset of AI that creates new content from learned data. It generates original material across various mediums (text, images, audio, etc.). Traditional AI analyzes existing data, but generative AI…

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Multimodal Transportation Perspectives

Without transportation and communications, emergency response can move at an uncomfortably slow pace, enough so that life, property, and the
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Resilience Versus Emergency Management

Conferences are full of important and interesting sessions, but attendees do not always take away actionable knowledge or have long-term

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Water and Wastewater Sector Perspectives

The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency defines the Water and Wastewater Systems Sector as one of “16 critical infrastructure sectors.” Read about this sector’s numerous

Planning for A Cross-Country Special Event

A solar eclipse is a unique form of special event that does not always fall under emergency planning protocols, but it should. This article urges

Bioterrorism – Could Smallpox Return?

Although smallpox was eradicated from its human population and reservoir, it is still in designated stockpiles controlled by two nations and possibly in other unknown

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