TransActions - February/March 2016 - GDS Associates

TransActions – February/March 2016

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Protecting Our Nation’s Electric Grid

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The Critical Infrastructure of the U.S. has been at an ever increasing risk of attack since 9/11. As the threat of cyber-attacks increases, so does the susceptibility of our nation’s electric grid. It is essential to protect the Power Grid because it is the foundation on which the country, including other critical infrastructure operates. An attack on the Power Grid could be debilitating and leave the country and other critical infrastructure systems vulnerable.

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GPNA (Green Physical Needs Assessments)

The vast majority of public housing facilities are over 30 years old and in continuous need of repair and refurbishment. To help guide the strategic planning process, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has required public housing authorities with 250 or more units to conduct Physical Needs Assessments (PNAs) and all PHAs are required to conduct energy audits on a 5-year schedule, a requirement that has been in place for the past several decades.

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