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CFATS Reauthorization--Ensuring No Gaps in Chemical Security
April 18, 2018
CFATS Reauthorization--Ensuring No Gaps in Chemical Security

The four-year authorization of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program is set to expire in January 2019. With less than eight months to go, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) are working with Congress on long-term reauthorization for CFATS while continuing to streamline the program’s processes. For DHS, CFATS reauthorization is a national security and economic imperative.

By Bob Kolasky, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Department of Homeland Security, National Protection Programs Directorate
Concerned About Drones? Resources Are Available from FAA and DHS
April 11, 2018
Concerned About Drones? Resources Are Available from FAA and DHS

Last week, NACD staff including myself met with the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) drone and hazardous materials offices. We had a good discussion regarding NACD members’ concerns about drones flying near their facilities and what actions they can take to protect their operations.

By Jennifer Gibson, NACD
Every Day Is STEM Day for the Chemical Educational Foundation
November 8, 2017
Every Day Is STEM Day for the Chemical Educational Foundation

Today, November 8, is National STEM Day, and now more than ever we must recognize the need to foster our youth to pursue careers in the sciences. Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) job opportunities in the U.S. are growing. As we look to the future of our economy and our workforce, STEM education – and specifically chemistry – is a critical part of driving innovation to improve and advance our everyday lives. 

By  Dwayne Sattler, CEF
Strategic Selling: Security in a Business Crisis
March 17, 2017
Strategic Selling: Security in a Business Crisis

Losing your biggest account. It’s something no organization wants to think about, least of all small companies and start-ups … perhaps to the degree that they literally don’t think about it and are floored when it happens. To vendors that depend on a few key accounts for survival, it seems like a no brainer to say, “Be prepared.” The fact is, though, things happen beyond our control. 

By Eric Baker, Caliper