terrorism, counter-terrorism

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HOMELAND SECURITY - CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE

TERRORISM & COUNTER-TERRORISM Terrorism, its nature and sources
Terrorist groups, incidents, targets
Financial Aspects
Bin Laden and Al Qaeda
Counter-terror strategy & programs
US War on Terror:
     Plans, Costs, Effects

Legal Issues & Human Rights
Terrorism & WMDs
Terrorism & Informational Warfare
Terrorism &
     regional security issues

Sept. 11 attack
Resource sites

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Overviews
Organization & cost
Armed forces roles and issues
Intelligence and warning
General Transport
Aviation
Rail & Road
Port & Maritime
Border & Immigration
Critical infrastructure
Cyber security
First responders &
     local preparedness

Health system preparedness
Securing agriculture
Miscellaneous problems & Issues
Technology & techniques
Legislation & legal issues
WMDs and homeland security
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Strategic Fragility: Infrastructure Protection and National Security in the Information Age
Robert A. Miller and Irving Lachow. Defense Horizons, Center for Technology and National Security Policy, National Defense University, January 2008 (.pdf file).

Terrorism and Security Issues Facing the Water Infrastructure Sector
Claudia Copeland. Congressional Research Service, updated 16 November 2007 (.pdf file).

Nuclear Power Plans: Vulnerability to Terrorist Attack
Mark Holt and Anthony Andrews. Congressional Research Service, 08 August 2007 (.pdf file).

Pipeline Safety and Security: Federal Programs
Paul W. Parfomak. Congressional Research Service, updated 11 July 2007 (.pdf file).

Critical Infrastructure: Challenges Remain in Protecting Key Sectors
Eileen R. Larence and David A. Powner. Testimony before the Subcommittee on Homeland Security, House Committee on Appropriations, 20 March 2007 (.pdf file).

Critical Infrastructures: Background, Policy and Implementation
John D. Moteff. Congressional Research Service, updated 13 March 2007 (.pdf file).

Critical Homeland Infrastructure Protection
Report of the Defense Science Board, January 2007 (.pdf file).

Improving the Nation's Water Security: Opportunities for Research
Committee on Water System Security Research, National Research Council, 2007.

Targets for Terrorists: Chemical Facilities
Eben Kaplan. Council on Foreign Relations, 11 December 2006.

An Assessment of the Preparedness of Large Retail Malls to Prevent and Respond to Terrorist Attack
Rober C. Davis et al. Posted on the National Criminal Justice Reference Service, December 2006 (.pdf file).

Defending Europe's Vulnerable Infrastructure
Security and Defence Agenda, 02 October 2006 (.pdf file).

Critical Infrastructure Protection: Progress Coordinating Government and Private Sector Efforts Varies by Sectors' Characteristics
Government Accountability Office, October 2006 (.pdf file).

Homeland Security: DHS Is Addressing Security and Chemical Facilities, but Additional Authority is Needed
John B. Stephenson. Testimony before the Committee on Environment and Public Works, U.S. Senate, 21 June 2006 (.pdf file).

Terrorism and Security Issues Facing the Water Infrastructure Sector
Claudia Copeland and Betsy A. Cody. Congressional Research Service, 24 May 2006 (.pdf file).

Evaluation of Defense Installation Vulnerability Assessments
Inspector General, Department of Defense, 23 May 2006 (.pdf file).

Homeland Security: Guidance and Standards are Needed for Measuring the Effectiveness of Agencies' Facility Protection Efforts
Government Accountability Office. Report to Committee on Government Reform, U.S. House of Representatives, May 2006 (.pdf file).

High Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP) and High Power Microwave (HPM) Devices: Threat Assessments
Clay Wilson. Congressional Research Service, 14 April 2006 (.pdf file).

Securing Wastewater Facilities: Utilities Have Made Important Upgrades but Further Improvements to Key System Components May Be Limited by Costs and Other Constraints
Government Accountability Office. Report to the Committee on Environment and Public Works, U.S. Senate, March 2006 (.pdf file).

Terrorism and the Chemical Infrastructure: Protecting People and Reducing Vulnerabilities
Committee on Assessing Vulnerabilities Related to the Nation's Chemical Infrastructure, National Research Council, 2006.

An Inventory of 20 National and 6 International Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Policies
Isabelle Abele-Wigert and Myriam Dunn. International CIIP Handbook , Vol. I, 2006 (.pdf file).

Vulnerability of Concentrated Critical Infrastructure: Background and Policy Options
Paul W. Parfomak. CRS Report for Congress, 21 December 2005. Posted on the Federation of American Scientists website (.pdf file).

Terrorism Risk Assessment at the Department of Homeland Security
Melissa Smislova. Testimony before the Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing, and Terrorism Risk Assessment, Committee on Homeland Security, U.S. House of Representatives, 17 November 2005 (.pdf file).

Homeland Security Risk Assessments: Key Issues and Challenges
Christine E. Wormuth. Testimony before the Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing and Terrorism Risk Assessment, Committee on Homeland Security, U.S. House of Representatives, 17 November 2005. Posted on the CSIS website (.pdf file).

Analyzing Terrorism Risk
Henry Willis. Testimony before the Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing and Terrorism Risk Assessment, Committee on Homeland Security, U.S. House of Representatives, 17 November 2005 (.pdf file).

Terrorism Protective Measures Resource Guide: Dams
Office of Preparedness and Security, State of Colorado, October 2005 (.pdf file).

Terrorism Protective Measures Resource Guide: Banks and Financial Institutions
Office of Preparedness and Security, State of Colorado, October 2005 (.pdf file).

The Challenge of Protecting Critical Infrastructure
Philip Auerswald et al. Issues in Science and Technology, Fall 2005. Posted on the Operations and Information Management Department website at Wharton-University of Pennsylvania (.pdf file).

Critical Infrastructures: Background, Policy, and Implementation
John D. Moteff. CRS Report for Congress, 12 July 2005. Posted on the Federation of American Scientists website (.pdf file).

Potholes and Detours in the Road to Critical Infrastructure Protection Policy
Ted G. Lewis and Rudy Darken. Homeland Security Affairs, 2005. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute website (.pdf file).

Federal Action Needed to Address Security Challenges at Chemical Facilities
John B. Stephenson. Testimony before the Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats, and International Relations, Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives. GAO, 23 February 2004 (.pdf file).

Simulation of Critical Infrastructures
Klaus Niemeyer. Information & Security, 2004. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute website (.pdf file).

Critical Information Infrastructure Protection (CIIP) Handbook 2004:  An Inventory and Analysis of Protection Policies in Fourteen Countries
Myriam Dunn and Isabelle Wigert. Center for Security Studies, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, 2004.

Electricity Grids Left Wide Open to Hackers
Duncan Graham-Rowe. New Scientist, 27 August 2003.

Critical Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security
Steven Roberts. Perspectives on Preparedness, July 2003. Posted on the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs website at Harvard University (.pdf file).

Transportation Security:  Federal Action Needed to Help Address Security Challenges
General Accounting Office, June 2003.

Securing America's Critical Infrastructures:  A Top Priority for the Department of Homeland Security
Larry M. Wortzel. Heritage Lecture #787. Heritage Foundation, 7 May 2003.

Transportation Security:  Post-September 11th Initiatives and Long-Term Challenges
Gerald L. Dillingham. Testimony before the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States. General Accounting Office, 1 April 2003.

Improving Public Surface Transportation Security:  What Do We Do Now?
Brian Michael Jenkins. Paper presented at a conference, "Progress Towards Homeland Security", 27 February 2003.

Easy Targets:  infrastructure
Matthew Weinstock. Government Executive, 15 February 2003.

The National Strategy for the Physical Protection of Critical Infrastructures and Key Assests
Department of Homeland Security, February 2003 (.pdf file).

Potential Terrorist Attacks:  Additional Actions Needed to Better Prepare Critical Financial Market Participants
General Accounting Office, February 2003.

Mass Transit:  Challenges in Securing Transit Systems
Peter Guerrero. Testimony before the Subcommittee on Housing and Transportation, 18 September 2002.

Critical Infrastructures:  Background, Policy, and Implementation
John D. Moteff. Congressional Research Service, 17 December 2002.

Critical Infrastructures:  What Makes an Infrastructure Critical?
John Moteff, Claudia Copeland, and John Fischer. Congressional Research Service, 30 August.

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