Reports

Houses of Worship Hometown Security Report Series May 2017

Numerous studies estimate there are between 300,000 and 400,000 religious congregations in the United States. Many people think of a house of worship as a safe area where violence and emergencies cannot affect them. However, violence in a house of worship is not a new phenomenon and many facilities are developing and updating security and emergency plans and procedures to ensure the safety and security of their congregations, visitors, staff, and facilities.

 

2018 Transportation Systems Sector Activities Progress Report

As Co-Sector-Specific Agencies (Co-SSAs) for the Transportation Systems Sector, DHS—with TSA and the USCG as its executive agents—and DOT developed the 2018 Transportation Systems Sector Activities Progress Report.  In an effort of transparency to Sector stakeholders, this report reflects Co-SSA progress toward Transportation Systems Sector-Specific Plan (TS SSP) goals and activities. 

NIAC Catastrophic Power Outage Study

The nation has steadily improved its ability to respond to major disasters and the power outages that often result. But increasing threats—whether severe natural disasters, cyber-physical attacks, electromagnetic events, or some combination—present new challenges for protecting the national power grid and recovering quickly from a catastrophic power outage.

The President’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) was tasked to examine the nation’s ability to respond to and recover from a catastrophic power outage of a magnitude beyond modern experience, exceeding prior events in severity, scale, duration, and consequence. Simply put, how can the nation best prepare for and recover from a catastrophic power outage, regardless of the cause?

Cybersecurity Governance Publications

The report and case studies identify how states have used laws, policies, structures, and processes to help better govern cybersecurity as an enterprise-wide strategic issue across state governments and other public and private sector stakeholders.  The report and case studies explore cross-enterprise governance mechanisms used by states across a range of common cybersecurity areas, and offer insight on trends and concepts useful to other states and organizations that face similar challenges.