This fall, Enterra teamed up with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a Department of Energy site outside Knoxville, Tennessee, to form the Institute for Advanced Technologies in Global Resilience. America, the institute reasons, will protect itself best not by throwing up firewalls and digging moats but by becoming more connected, hyperconnected. The tighter and more far-reaching the network, the stronger its ability to absorb a vertical hit—like September 11, Hurricane Katrina, or an outbreak of avian flu—and minimize the ripples spreading across the country. The more resilient we become, the faster we respond and the faster we recover.
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