Chapter 7 Transportation Systems

  • Describes transportation system characteristics and their implications for security strategies.

  • Discusses research and technology needs.

  • Provides advice to the TSA on strategic research and planning.

Chapter 8 Cities and Fixed Infrastructure

  • Discusses emergency management and emergency operations centers.

  • Discusses water supply and wastewater systems.

  • Discusses major and monumental buildings.

  • Discusses stadiums and other places for large public gatherings.

  • Discusses underground facilities, including tunnels.

Chapter 9 The Response of People to Terrorism

  • Outlines how human populations and societies are vulnerable to terrorism.

  • Explains factors that contribute to anticipation and preparedness and that influence the effectiveness of warnings.

  • Describes the immediate response to the occurrence of attack and the recovery.

Chapter 10 Complex and Interdependent Systems

  • 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 11 The 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 12 Equipping 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 13 Essential 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.

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