Infrastructure Protection Op-Eds & Commentaries Archive

Chinese Telecom Firms Pose a Threat to U.S. National Security: Huawei and ZTE could be vehicles for Chinese espionage

December 30, 2013

The investigation by the House Intelligence Committee into whether Chinese firms should be blocked from the U.S. telecommunications market was appropriate because they had an obligation to shed light on a growing and significant set of national security issues facing our country today and into the future.

Educating Our Guardians (PDF)

July 18, 2012

As the recent storms that led to widespread power and communications outages demonstrate, disaster preparedness in the public and private sectors is lacking in the Washington area. The long-term solution to this problem is neither political nor technological. Rather it is education that will improve the nation’s resilience for disasters in the future.

Not Your Father's FEMA

September 10, 2008

FEMA is an easy target; its four-letter acronym is often used as shorthand to convey all of Katrina’s failures. But FEMA is just one piece of the preparedness puzzle.