Toward a New Damage Assessment Architecture

Adapting Nuclear Effects Reporting for Comprehensive Disaster Support

by John Y. Schrader, Joachim E. Scholz, Dana J. Johnson, Kenneth Saunders

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Damage assessments to support presidential decisions after a nuclear attack on the United States are based on processes and procedures developed in the mid 1960s. Although Cold War concerns about massive attack are outmoded, major disasters require a similar set of information for presidential and gubernatorial support of disaster relief operations. This analysis examines procedures, systems, and organizations that participate in disaster effects reporting and proposes a new architecture for reporting that would be more effective than existing procedures.

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