In March, the city of Atlanta, Georgia, was given an ultimatum – pay unknown hackers $51,000 or lose access to all internal files. There are a couple of lessons to learn from this unfortunate situation. Hackers look for networks with critical, time-sensitive data and they love to attack cities.
President Trump, without any fanfare this week, again declared that it is “Infrastructure Week.” Who knows why he did that since official activities planned for Infrastructure Week are scheduled for May. There are other significant unanswered questions. If Trump wants to make U.S. infrastructure a priority, why did he threaten to shut down government last […]Read More »
As the fight over funding rages on in Washington, Congress is suggesting new ways to scoop up revenue that could have a very negative impact on America’s airports. A Senate proposal to nearly double the passage facility charge, which is known as the airport tax, has executives of six airlines urging Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao […]Read More »
There are more than 54,000 structurally deficient bridges in the U.S. That designation does not mean the bridges are in imminent danger of collapsing, but it does mean that they need immediate attention. That fact becomes more alarming when one realizes that every day more than 174 million motorists drive over the nation’s structurally deficient […]Read More »
Working with government procurement has changed over the past few years…and not necessarily for the better. Unfortunately, it is often harder now to sell to government than it was in the past. State and local government spending now surpasses even that of the federal government. Many large, experienced firms are eager to move into state […]Read More »
Projections of a possible record year for electric power production from renewable energy sources have been tempered significantly by actions of the Trump administration. The announcement that the U.S. government would impose a 30 percent tariff on imported solar equipment such as photovoltaic cells and modules created shudders throughout the industry. And the shockwaves were […]Read More »