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TechBriefs is a quarterly, two-color newsletter featuring articles devoted to the exploration of engineering issues. It expands on these issues from both an analytical and scientific approach. Articles are written by Burns & McDonnell professionals in the field, frequently in collaboration with clients and knowledgeable academic authorities.

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Article 1: Utility managers planning to build a single microwave path or wide area microwave networks, take note: A lot has changed. Federal regulations have become more rigorous in the last few years, resulting in the potential need for a two-year build out schedule for microwave networks.

Article 2: On the heels of examining significant security threats from 2013, the industry experienced another attack on a substation in Nogales, Ariz., when a fence was breached and an incendiary device was detonated near a large diesel storage tank. This is another illustration of the evolving threat model being used against U.S. electricity generation and transmission assets.

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Why You Can’t Rush a Communications Tower Build

Utility managers planning to build a single microwave path or wide area microwave networks, take note: A lot has changed. Federal regulations have become more rigorous in the last few years, resulting in the potential need for a two-year build out schedule for microwave networks.

Security in an Emergent Threat Environment, Part 2

On the heels of examining significant security threats from 2013, the industry experienced another attack on a substation in Nogales, Ariz., when a fence was breached and an incendiary device was detonated near a large diesel storage tank. This is another illustration of the evolving threat model being used against U.S. electricity generation and transmission assets.