Manhattan following a power outage as a result of Hurricane Sandy

States Work to Protect the Electric Grid from Catastrophic Disturbances

Legislators say the states have a responsibility to take action because they have regulatory authority over the electric grid’s transmission and distribution systems.

Crisis Looms for Central Maine Volunteer Fire Departments

A dramatic decline in the number of volunteer firefighters, particularly young ones, threatens the ability of small departments to provide an essential public service.

Army Opts for Openness with New Computer Security Tool

The federal government is looking for ways to improve the security of the nation's computers.