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August 29, 2006

Story looks at national infrastructure and homeland security

Filed under: Infrastructure Protection — by Christian Beckner on August 29, 2006

A quick post from the road. Be sure to check out this story from Chuck McCutcheon at Newhouse News headlined “Crumbling Infrastructure Worries Homeland Security Experts,” which quotes from a post that I wrote a few weeks ago. The story covers what I think is an interesting issue, and one to which Congress is paying increased attention as of late.

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Comment by Dusty

September 1, 2006 @ 2:28 am

I agree that our cities, state’s and nation’s infrastructure as been ignored far too long. It should be a priority on most levels, especially as a Homeland Security issue.

Comment by Vic

September 2, 2006 @ 3:22 am

These issues appear to be maintenance related. It is a corporate shortcoming in looking at short term expenses vs. long term profitability. Because of the ever improving technology integrating throughout our society, the people performing maintenance are required to be more intelligent, contuinually educated, and dedicated to their jobs. Employers do not want to pay the cost for these types of employees and the training required. Subsequently, equipment fails, processes stop.

It would surprise you if you knew the condition of the ventilation system providing you the air that you are breathing in at work each day. I can say with near certainty that the professionals who maintain that system would like to do a better job. In the name of profitability, they are not allowed to do so.

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