25 Recognizing Expertise Virginia Wright delivered an invited talk at the MIT-Stanford Energy Game Changers Symposium hosted by the Hoover Institute. The grid security expert discussed technologies for incorporating cybersecurity planning into next- generation energy technologies. Hussein Moradi earned INL’s 2017 Inventor of the Year Award for his groundbreaking research as chief wireless scientist & technical director, including his multipart invention, Wireless Spectrum Communication (WSComm). Mark Schanfein was invited to share his innovative training techniques and conduct simulated IAEA inspection exercises at the University of California San Diego Public Policy and Nuclear Threats Bootcamp. Improving disaster planning A major challenge in planning for natural or man-made disasters lies in understanding how local, regional and national critical infrastructure systems are connected. Decision-makers could more effectively plan mitigation activities if they had a clear understanding of how damage from a localized incident could cascade and escalate through interconnected systems. INL’s All-Hazards Analysis (AHA) software provides a framework that efficiently identifies hidden dependency risks to infrastructure systems. Once populated, AHA is always learning, enabling it to present highly accurate dependency models that evolve as its knowledge expands. By clearly understanding where and how systems and facilities are interconnected, planners can identify mission-critical processes and dependencies and plan contingency measures before disaster strikes, reducing risks to communities and improving recovery times. AHA has been tested on water, wastewater, communications and energy (electrical, oil and natural gas, and petroleum) sectors. It was successfully used in a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sponsored pilot project and incorporated into a national-level DHS critical infrastructure portal. The technology was a finalist for a 2018 R&D 100 Award.