Archives: March, 2007

Doug Bedell — March 30, 2007, 2:27 pm

Highway Emergencies – Think Broadly

An outside review of the bungled response by Pennsylvania state emergency agencies to a Valentine’s Day snow and ice storm identifies a host of relational weaknesses among the agencies. A coordinated, proactive approach to highway emergency management is clearly part of what Pennsylvania needs in response to the traffic backups that shut down 150 miles […]

Doug Bedell — March 20, 2007, 8:41 am

Revised Infrastructure Protection Guide Issued

The nation’s governors and the environmental and security agencies reporting to them are receiving updated guidance in preparing for hazards and threats to public safety. A revised A Governor’s Guide to Homeland Security was recently issued by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices. It includes a chapter on “Critical Infrastructure Protection”. The “Governor’s […]

Doug Bedell — March 9, 2007, 3:22 pm

‘Active’ Security Architecture Needed, Too

The New York Times reports that architects’ visions of open, fluid landscapes are being countermanded by a medieval-like trend toward protective architectural devices. “The Green Zone in Baghdad, Jerusalem’s separation barrier, the concrete bollards that line corporate headquarters on Park Avenue – all are emblems of an unintended new mentality,” the Times notes. “Four years […]

Doug Bedell — , 2:12 pm

Business Schools Cramming on Terrorism

Terrorism around the world is gaining the attention of business schools because of its enormous economic costs, along with the human suffering it produces. As an indication, SecurityInfowatch advises that the Judge Business School in the United Kingdom, part of the University of Cambridge, recently held a two-day symposium on terrorism and security. An impressive […]