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When hurricanes take aim officials can get Sandia’s guidance

LIVERMORE, Calif. – When a hurricane approaches landfall, local, state and tribal governments must work together to decide whether and how they should evacuate large populations to save lives. Emergency managers must make quick decisions, often with outdated information and computer models. To ensure that emergency officials are better prepared to respond efficiently, researchers at […]

Sandia cyber-testing contributes to DHS Transition to Practice

Innovative program will help Labs’ cybersecurity portfolio grow LIVERMORE, Calif. — Through the Department of Homeland Security’s Transition to Practice (TTP) program, cybersecurity technologies developed at Sandia National Laboratories — and at other federal labs — now stand a better chance of finding their way into the real world. The innovative TTP program, spearheaded by […]

Airport security officers at TSA gaining insight from Sandia human behavior studies

LIVERMORE, Calif.— A recent Sandia National Laboratories study offers insight into how a federal transportation security officer’s thought process can influence decisions made during airport baggage screening, findings that are helping the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) improve the performance of its security officers. The TSA-funded project, led by Sandia researchers Ann Speed and Kiran Lakkaraju, […]

Hurricane season: Predicting in advance what could happen

Sandia National Laboratories analyzes vulnerabilities to storms  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A Sandia National Laboratories team is gearing up for hurricane season, readying analyses to help people in the eye of a storm. The Department of Homeland Security’s National Infrastructure Simulation and Analysis Center (NISAC), jointly housed at Sandia and Los Alamos national laboratories, studies how hurricanes […]