Describes how systems analysis and systems engineering should be used in counterterrorism activities.
Discusses systems management issues, such as governance and decision making, and information systems and tools.
Explains the importance of threat modeling and infrastructure modeling.
Chapter 11The Significance of Crosscutting Challenges and Technologies
Describes seven crosscutting areas where the technologies require multidisciplinary systems approaches or have the potential to reduce vulnerabilities in a variety of domains: systems analysis and modeling; integrated data management; sensors and sensor networks; autonomous mobile robotic technologies; supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems; biometrics; and human and organizational factors.
Discusses the need for coordination of programs on crosscutting technologies.
Chapter 12Equipping the Federal Government to Counter Terrorism
Discusses issues driving the need for coordination across the federal government.
Describes the analytic capabilities needed to support OHS.
Outlines how to strengthen the Office of Science and Technology Policy.
Illustrates the role of the federal agencies and describes some additional capabilities needed.
Chapter 13Essential Partners in a National Strategy
Describes the need for federal agencies to work with states and cities, particularly in technologies for first responders.
Outlines barriers to and facilitators for the involvement of industry in the development and implementation of counterterrorism technologies.
Discusses the role of universities, the importance of sustaining the scientific and engineering talent base, and the difficulty in balancing the needs of national security with the requirements for productive and creative research.