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Energy, DoD, DHS develop new disaster relief vehicle



Energy, DoD, DHS develop new disaster relief vehicle
The Department of Energy, in collaboration with the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, announced on September 15 that it has awarded Cummins, Inc. approximately $1 million to develop a new disaster relief vehicle. The federally-funded H2Rescue is a hydrogen fuel cell truck that was designed to meet the needs… Read More

DoD, partners use AI for humanitarian and disaster relief



DoD, partners use AI for humanitarian and disaster relief
In August, representatives from the Department of Defense (DoD), the Department of Energy, and Microsoft met virtually to discuss their efforts to develop artificial intelligence (AI) that would help first responders engaged in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts. The goal of this partnership is to mitigate natural disasters by… Read More

Featured Article: Defining “Surety” Within the Interagency



Featured Article: Defining “Surety” Within the Interagency
Featured article: Defining “Surety” Within the Interagency by Punna Khanna Hayes The fundamental differences between nuclear weapons, chemical agents, and biological select agents and toxins (BSAT) and the different ways in which interagency personnel interact with these materials necessitate different variations in protocols for their handling. These differences and handling… Read More

Report addresses cyber threats to infrastructure



Report addresses cyber threats to infrastructure
This month, Defense One released a special report concerning cyber defense. Protecting Infrastructure from Cyber Threats is a collection of short pieces on various cyber threats facing the nation. Protecting Infrastructure begins with a piece on the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) search for automated defenses from cyber adversaries,… Read More

Report reviews collaboration for critical infrastructure cybersecurity



Report reviews collaboration for critical infrastructure cybersecurity
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently published a report reviewing collaboration in critical infrastructure cybersecurity. Critical infrastructure includes financial institutions and energy production, and is vital to U.S. national security, as well as the nation’s economy and public health and safety. These systems are secured by sector-specific agencies (SSAs) following… Read More

Multi-agency exercise prepares for nuclear incident



Multi-agency exercise prepares for nuclear incident

In early May, the Department of Defense hosted a multi-agency exercise to prepare agency experts to respond to home-grown terrorists and a nuclear incident...

Intergovernmental partnership advances hydropower development



Intergovernmental partnership advances hydropower development

A report about developments in hydropower was recently released by the Department of the Interior, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Department of Energy. The report highlights the collaborative accomplishments the three departments have made...

Agencies participate in nuclear forensics exercise



Agencies participate in nuclear forensics exercise

Participants from the U.S. military and multiple U.S. government agencies recently took part in Exercise Trinity Oak at Fort Gordon, GA.  The exercise took place from Feb. 24 to March 1, and trained interagency participants in nuclear forensics...