White House Weighs in on Business Continuity Issues
First up is the Cybersecurity Legislative Proposal. Its three focus areas:
Meanwhile, President Obama also signed an executive order aimed at reducing flood damage from climate change.
In the order, the president said:
“These impacts are anticipated to increase over time due to the effects of climate change and other threats. Losses caused by flooding affect the environment, our economic prosperity, and public health and safety, each of which affects our national security. The federal government must take action, informed by the best-available and actionable science, to improve the nation’s preparedness and resilience against flooding.”
Using the best available data, all federal agencies and departments must build either two feet above the 100-year flood elevation or to the 500-year flood elevation. Critical buildings such as hospitals and evacuation centers, must be built at least three feet above the 100-year flood elevation.