Volume VII

Volume VII

Special Report: Key Issues from the UAPI Continental Security Conference

The University and Agency Partnership Initiative (UAPI) of the Center for Homeland Defense and Security conducted its first ever Continental Security Conference (CSC) on December 7/8, 2010 in Colorado Springs. This report provides background, a summary of the proceedings, and proposes a way ahead for this initiative.

By Stanley Supinski, Philip Treglia, Donna Cayson, and Jeffrey Burkett

Protecting Sensitive Information: The Virtue of Self-Restraint

An abundance of information that could be useful to terrorists is available in the open literature. This information, unclassified but nonetheless sensitive, includes risk assessments that identify infrastructure vulnerabilities, analyses that hypothesize creative attacks, and otherwise dangerous knowledge that is released under the rubric of scientific openness or the public’s “right to know.”

By Dallas Boyd

Preparedness Exercises 2.0: Alternative Approaches to Exercise Design That Could Make Them More Useful for Evaluating — and Strengthening — Preparedness

Preparedness exercises play central roles in both the building and assessment of organizational readiness for future incidents. Though processes for designing and evaluating exercises are well established, there are opportunities to improve the value of exercises for strengthening preparedness and as tools for gathering assessment data.

By Brian A. Jackson and Shawn McKay

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