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Johns Hopkins APL, Northeastern University Partner for Infrastructure Security R&D

Johns Hopkins APL, Northeastern University Partner for Infrastructure Security R&D - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Johns Hopkins APL, Northeastern University Partner for Infrastructure Security R&D - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory partnered with the Global Resilience Institute at Northeastern University to develop approaches to protect critical infrastructure in the event of an attack, a natural disaster or an accident.

Both parties will conduct research and development efforts to support objectives under the White House's National Security Strategy, APL said Monday.

The lab will also work with international representatives from the commercial, academic and nonprofit sectors under the Global Resilience Research Network.

Fred Rosa Jr., senior adviser for homeland security at APL and a retired U.S. Coast Guard rear admiral, said the lab seeks to help public and private sector entities secure infrastructure against cyber threats.

“Promoting American resilience in the face of deliberate attacks, accidents and natural disasters is a major theme of the strategy, which calls for a comprehensive risk-based commitment by both the public and private sectors in this regard,“ Rosa added.

GRI was established in 2016 to accelerate R&D efforts on resilience following a 2013 directive form the Obama administration. The institute awarded seed grants for initiatives such as using unmanned vehicles and autonomous technology to monitor infrastructure damage and developing a system for analyzing flood hazards.

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