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Suggested Citation:"Appendix: Agenda for Committee Meeting, August 28-29, 2006." National Research Council. 2007. Interim Report on Methodological Improvements to the Department of Homeland Security's Biological Agent Risk Analysis. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11836.
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Appendix

AGENDA FOR COMMITTEE MEETING, AUGUST 28-29, 2006


KECK CENTER OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES


500 Fifth Street, N.W.

Washington, DC 20001


Monday, August 28, 2006

Closed Session (committee members and NRC staff only)

8:00 a.m.

 

 

Data-Gathering Session Open to the Public

9:45 a.m.

Introductory Remarks

Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Leadership

10:00 a.m.

Biology Presentation (background for nonbiologists)

Prof. Luciana Borio, University of Pittsburgh, Center for Biosecurity

10:45 a.m.

Break

 

11:00 a.m.

DHS and National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center (NBACC) Background and Risk Assessment Requirements

Dr. Steven Bennett, DHS/NBACC

Dr. Bernard Courtney, DHS/NBACC

11:30 a.m.

DHS 2006 Bioterrorism Risk Assessment Methodology

Dr. Richard Denning, Battelle Memorial Institute

1:00 p.m.

Lunch

 

1:45 p.m.

Past Experiences and Implications for Bioterrorism

Prof. Detlof von Winterfeldt, Director, Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE), University of Southern California

2:15 p.m.

Assessing the Economic Impacts of Terrorism—Capturing Behavioral Linkages and Resilience

Prof. Adam Rose, Pennsylvania State University and CREATE

2:45 p.m.

Break

 

Suggested Citation:"Appendix: Agenda for Committee Meeting, August 28-29, 2006." National Research Council. 2007. Interim Report on Methodological Improvements to the Department of Homeland Security's Biological Agent Risk Analysis. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11836.
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Data-Gathering Session Open to the Public: Scenario

Analysis and Consequence Modeling

3:00 p.m

Branch Probabilities and Uncertainty Management

 

 

Mr. Rob Carnell, Battelle

 

Atmospheric (Outdoor) Dispersion Modeling

Ms. Mary Shell, Battelle

 

Indoor Aerosol Dispersion Modeling

Dr. Brian Hawkins, Battelle

 

Medical Mitigation and Epidemiological Modeling

Ms. Traci Hale and Dr. Nancy McMillan, Battelle

 

Food and Water Contamination Modeling

Mr. Jon David Sears, Battelle

 

Risk Calculation Engine

Mr. Rob Carnell, Battelle

5:30 p.m.

Reception

 

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Data-Gathering Session Open to the Public

9:30 a.m.

Updates and Planned Changes for the 2008 Bioterrorism Risk Assessment

DHS/NBACC, Battelle Staff

10:45 a.m

Break

 

Closed Session (committee members and NRC staff only)

4:00 p.m.

Adjourn

 

Suggested Citation:"Appendix: Agenda for Committee Meeting, August 28-29, 2006." National Research Council. 2007. Interim Report on Methodological Improvements to the Department of Homeland Security's Biological Agent Risk Analysis. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11836.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix: Agenda for Committee Meeting, August 28-29, 2006." National Research Council. 2007. Interim Report on Methodological Improvements to the Department of Homeland Security's Biological Agent Risk Analysis. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11836.
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In 2004, the President issued a homeland security directive focusing on defense against biological weapons. This directive, along with the National Strategy for Homeland Security published in 2002, mandated assessments of the biological weapons threat to the nation and assigned responsibility for those assessments to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). To assist in this project, DHS asked the NRC to carry out a study of the methodology used by the agency to prepare its first bioterrorism risk assessment. This interim report provides a preliminary examination of that methodology along with recommendations for near-term guidance and direction for the further development of its risk analysis models. A final report will address longer-term issues in the development of risk assessment capabilities for DHS.

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