NIHS News

Cyber-Security ICS in Dams Sector Project has been fully executed

Date:  September 24, 2012

The project titled, "Cyber Security for Industrial Control Systems Used in the Dams Sector," has been fully executed on 9/14/12.  This project will be led by Dr. James Graham with the University of Louisville.

NIHS Exhibits at the DSS/AWWA Water Conference

Date:  September 13, 2012

NIHS exhibited its booth display and featured several water projects at the DSS/AWWA Water Conference in St. Louis at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark, September 9 – 12, 2012

Several topics were discussed at the conference, such as:

 

Program Topics

Risk Assessment of Telemedicine/Telehealth Systems Project Executed

Date:  August 7, 2012

The Risk Assessment of Telemedicine/Telehealth Systems Project was executed on August 3, 2012.

NIHS Exhibits at the NACCHO Annual 2012

Date:  July 17, 2012

The NIHS exhibited its booth display at the NACCHO Annual Conference on July 10-13, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency in Los Angeles, California.

Dr. Robl demonstrates ultra fast-drying spray-on concrete

Date:  June 13, 2012

Dr. Thomas Robl with the University of Kentucky demonstrated his project, "Rapid Deployable System for the Structural Stabilization of Shock Damaged Structures," on June 12, 2012 at the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Enregy Research. Dr. Robl developed this in partners with Minova North America, a company headquartered in Georgetown that supplies products to the mining and construction industries.

 

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The Challenge

The task of assuring the security of our homeland involves protecting the citizens of the United States, the nation's critical infrastructure and key assets. This is necessary to sustain the nation's vitality against terrorism and other threats. This protection must originate at the community level. It requires discovering, developing and deploying new technology that will support first responders and key decision makers in local communities.

The Mission

NIHS' mission is to discover, develop and deploy solutions that protect and preserve the critical infrastructure of the nation's communities.

The Institute

NIHS aligns projects and research objectives with the needs and requirements of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The strategy is to manage a distributed research enterprise that effectively transitions research and development into solutions. NIHS works with DHS to determine technology needs at the community level. Then, teams are quickly assembled from multiple universities to develop solutions to the needs.

The Strategy

Through management of the Kentucky Critical Infrastructure Protections Program (KCI), the National Institute for Hometown Security (NIHS) provides an ongoing, integrated program dedicated to developing new technologies and devices. NIHS works through qualified academic institutions to accomplish the technological objectives.