Discussion, Is the World Flat

Thomas Friedman\’s book, , contends that \”the convergence of technology and events that allowed India, China, and so many other countries to become part of the global supply chain for services and manufacturing, [created] an explosion of wealth in the middle classes of the world\’s two biggest nations, giving them a huge new stake in the success of globalization…\” He continued by writing that with \”this \’flattening\’ of the globe (which) requires us to run faster in order to stay in place… (brings us face to face with the reality that) the world has gotten too small and too fast for human beings and their political systems to adjust in stable manner…\” Share your thoughts with the class about of the following questions, all of which refer to \”the world is flat\” quotation. For more information on Friedman, visit his website at: .ADD REFERENCE TO CITE: 

Discussion – Effective Training? You Decide

For this discussion, choose an example of training. You can select either the video in the lecture or another training video on the web. Try to select a video that is less than 5 minutes long; however, but if the video you want to use for this discussion is longer than that, identify the 4-minute segment you want to evaluate. Explain if the training is effective or not effective. Be sure to give details to support your argument. If you selected a video on the web, provide the link so your classmates can watch it. If the video is longer than 4 minutes, identify the segment they should view.Choose a classmate\’s argument that you disagree with, and provide details to support your opinion of that training. If you cannot find an argument you disagree with, then select a classmate\’s video and point out other elements that make that training effective or ineffective. 2 PARAGRAPHS, CITE AND USE YOUR ADDITIONAL SCHOLARLY COURCES AS WELL. REFERENCE: 

What are some inter-dependencies and risks involved with critical infrastructures? Provide an example.

For example: What are some inter-dependencies and risks involved with critical infrastructures? Provide an example. Critical infrastructure is by nature a crucial part of a country’s operations. As such, those sectors are potential targets for terrorist organizations or other groups seeking to disrupt a nation’s day-to-day functions. The field of critical infrastructure security is therefore a key branch of homeland security, and security professionals must seek to identify and prevent threats against critical infrastructure. Security agencies and SSAs must work together as well to determine how best to strengthen the infrastructure and reduce vulnerability to future interference.The various sectors of critical infrastructure are highly interdependent on one another. For example, the food and agriculture sector relies heavily on the transportation sector to move food from where it is grown or produced to where it is consumed. Similarly, the communications sector facilitates the operations of every other sector, and the information technology sector assists numerous other sectors with their computer-based operations. All of those sectors must collaborate to ensure the efficient, effective, and secure functioning of a nation’s infrastructural systems. The Presidential Decision Directive 63 document established the framework to protect the critical infrastructure and the Presidential document of 2003, the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace stated that securing SCADA systems is a national priority.The critical infrastructure includes telecommunication, transportation, energy, banking, finance, water supply, emergency services, government services, agriculture, and other fundamental systems and services that are critical to the security, economic prosperity, and social well-being of the public. The critical infrastructure is characterized by interdependencies (physical, cyber, geo-graphic, and logical) and complexity (collections of interacting components). Cyber interdependencies are a result of the pervasive computerization and automation of infrastructures (Rinaldi, Peerenboom, & Kelly, 200 1). The critical infrastructure disruptions can directly and indirectly affect other infrastructures, impact large geographic regions, and send ripples throughout the national and global economy. For example, under normal operating conditions, the electric power infrastructure requires fuels (natural gas and petroleum), transportation, water, banking and finance, telecommunication, and SCADA systems for monitoring and control References Crelin, J. (2015). Critical infrastructure. Salem Press Encyclopedia,Rinaldi, S. M., Peerenboom, J. P., & Kelly, T. K. (2001). Identifying, understanding, and analyzing critical infrastructure interdependencies. IEEE Control Systems Magazine, 21(6), 11-25.Protić, D. D. (2016). CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURES: THREATS, VULNERABILITIES AND PROTECTION. Military Technical Courier / Vojnotehnicki Glasnik, 64(3), 812-837. doi: 10.5937/vojtehg64-9986   Question #1Given the discussion about CI vulnerabilities, do you expect an increasing number of infrastructure failures in the United States? What can be done to address them?     Question #2How best should infrastructure leaders and managers prepare for crisis management tasks on a regular basis and thereby update their system EOPs?Where does the scope of private sector responsibilities end and where does the NRF and federal authorities begin?     Question #3Locked before Monday, October 10, 2016 12:00 AM EDT. Must post first.Given the production and distribution systems for energy in oil, gas, electricity and related items which aspect is more vulnerable to natural disasters and terrorism—production or distribution?    Question #4When conflicts arise between military demands and civilian needs for energy in short supply or after a major crisis which area deserves priority and why—the military or the civilian economy?   Question #5Our fragile infrastructures face a variety of threats and systems management requires that we devise policies and programs to protect them. Given the variety of physical threats to infrastructure, what would you say if you were a newly appointed Chief Risk Officer for a large energy organization and you were asked to write your own job description?  Question #6How can the government sector – federal, state, or local – achieve better results with departments and agencies in reporting malicious activity on their cyber networks and systems? What should be done with such reporting?      


4-46. A manufacturer of tires produces two kinds of tires. The premium tire, The Last -Forever, is a;steel -belted, puncture -resistant, long -wear tire that holds all records for quality within the industry.;The other tire, Lane -Handler, is a simple low cost 40,000 mile warranty unbranded tire. The;Last -Forever contributes $50 per tire to the bottom line for the company, while the Lane -Handler;contributes only $10 to the bottom line. Both tires are manufactured at the same factory and require;the same machines to be produced. Malchine A and machine B are both used in the two-step process;used to make the tires. The time consumed in hours on each machine to fabricate a tire are given;below.;Total Hours;Lane -Handler Last -Forever Available;Machine A 1 4 120;Machine B 2 2 100;Twenty Lane -Handlers have been promised to a valued dealer and 4 Last-Forevers have been;promised the owner\’s son.;(a) Find the product mix that maximizes profit.;(b) What is the OV?;(c) If machine B hours could be increased to 120, then what would be the change in the OV?;(d) What would be the impact if a maintenance problem reduced available machine A hours;to 100?;4-49. Karma Computers produces two computer models, Standard and Deluxe. A Standard model is;produced by assembling a single disk drive with a Standard Chassis. A Deluxe model is produced;by assembling two disk drives with a Deluxe Chassis. The Standard model has a net profit per unite;$300 while the Deluxe model has a net profit per unit of $400. The current inventory of Karma;consists of 60 Standard Chassis, 50 Deluxe Chassis and 120 Disk Drives.;(a) Formulate the Karma LP model.;(b) Optimize the Karma model and use that result to fill in the missing values in the blank;cells of the worksheet in Figure 4.22.;1 KARMA COMPUTER;2 Decision Variables S;3 Quantity I PROF 11;4_Contrib. Margin $300 $400;Subject To: LI IS RHS Slack;-5 6H Schas Constr 1 < 60;Dchas Constr 1 < 50;Ddrive Constr;Chapter 4 Linear Optimization: Sensitivity Analysis;(c) Use the results from the worksheet above to fill in the missing values for Final Value and;Constraint R.H. Side in the blank cells of the Karma model Sensitivity Report below.;Next, determine the values of the remaining missing cells in the Sensitivity Report in;Figure 4.23.;Microsoft Excel 15.0 Sensitivity Report;Adjustable Cells;Final Reduced Objective Allowable Allowable;Cell Name Value Cost Coefficient Increase Decrease;$B$3 Quantity S 300;$C$3 Quantity D 400 200 400;Constraints;Final Shadow Constraint Allowable Allowable;Cell Name Value Price R.H. Side Increase Decrease;$D$6 Schas Constr LHS 60 60;$D$7 Dchas Constr LHS 50 20;$D$8 Ddrive Constr LHS 60 

Read Karon’s “A Positive Solution for Plagiarism.” What’s this?!? It’s as if you get to see behind the Great Oz’s curtain! This discussion of common causes for plagiarism and common solutions that professors employ to combat it is revealing for two rea

For English class, must be 300 words, must site work Read Karon’s “.”  What’s this?!?  It’s as if you get to see behind the Great Oz’s curtain!  This discussion of common causes for plagiarism and common solutions that professors employ to combat it is revealing for two reasons.  First, you, as a student, get to consider the other side of the plagiarism issue (and it is an issue!)  The information you may have received about this topic to date has been directed at keeping you from falling, intentionally or unintentionally, into it.  Karon walks through some of the common approaches to quelling/addressing plagiarism and then proposes a solution that has worked in his classes.  Your task in this discussion board is to apply what you learned about refutation in the second essay and to write a two paragraph refutation of his proposal.  Remember that a strong rebuttal can also acknowledge where the author is correct.  However, you are tasked with raising possible shortcomings of Karon’s proposal to address plagiarism.  Your paragraphs should be posted to this discussion board by Wednesday at 11:59 PM.