Volume VI

Volume VI

No Dark Corners: A Different Answer to Insider Threats

An adversary making a frontal attack can be anticipated or repulsed. An adversary attacking from within, however, cannot be so readily countered. This article presents findings of research that used a Delphi method to uncover flaws in traditional defenses against hostile insiders and point the way to new, counterintuitive defenses.

By Nick Catrantzos

Firefighters and Information Sharing: Smart Practice or Bad Idea?

The nation’s one million firefighters are embedded in virtually every urban or rural area of the United States. Firefighters enter homes, businesses, vehicles, and other assets during emergency and non-emergency duties thousands of times each day in their efforts to prevent or respond to life and property loss.

By Bryan Heirston

Cause-and-Effect or Fooled by Randomness?

This article develops an unconventional theory of infrastructure criticality based on decade-old ideas from a variety of disciplines. First, the concept of self-organized criticality (SOC) is explained using three simple simulations proposed by Per Bak, Newman, and Amaral-Meyers.

By Ted G. Lewis

Letter to the Editor: Federal Nuclear Preparedness and Response Measures Reflect New Modeling Paradigms

A response to Robert Harney’s article, “Inaccurate Prediction of Nuclear Weapons Effects and Possible Adverse Influences on Nuclear Terrorism Preparedness,” published in Homeland Security Affairs V, no.3 (September 2009).

By Rocco Casagrande, John MacKinney, Judith Bader, C. Norman Coleman, Korey Jackson, and Ann Knebel

Resilience: The Grand Strategy

Homeland Security does not have a grand strategy. Resiliency has been suggested as an over-arching goal, but what does it really mean? In this essay, Philip Palin draws from his Long Blog, modeled on George Keenan’s Long Telegram (which defined containment as the United States’ Cold War strategy) to formulate resilience as a grand strategy for U.S. homeland security.

By Philip Palin

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