Terrorism Risk Management

  • Research Brief

    Consequence Prevention: A New Model for Addressing Uncertainty About Terrorist Threats

    To help policymakers deal with the uncertainty surrounding the nature of future terrorist threats, traditional terrorism prevention measures should be integrated into a portfolio that also includes measures that mitigate an attack's consequences.

    Dec 7, 2008

  • Journal Article

    Using Probabilistic Terrorism Risk Modeling for Regulatory Benefit-Cost Analysis: Application to the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative Implemented in the Land Environment

    This article presents a framework for using probabilistic terrorism risk modeling in regulatory analysis.ment, (WHTI-L).

    Jan 1, 2008

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    Victims of Terrorism Have Significant Influence on Policy and Legislation

    Since September 11, 2001, organized groups of families and friends have emerged to become a powerful voice in U.S. counterterrorist policy and legislation. These groups have been successful in establishing the 9/11 Commission and implementing its most important recommendations.

    Nov 12, 2007

  • Journal Article

    How Does Terrorism Risk Vary Across Space and Time? An Analysis Based on the Israeli Experience

    The authors study the spatial and temporal determinants of terrorism risk in Israel, using a geocoded database of Israeli terrorist attacks from 1949 to 2004.

    Jan 1, 2007

  • Journal Article

    Guiding Resource Allocations Based on Terrorism Risk

    After briefly reviewing definitions of terrorism risk and rationales for risk-based resource allocation, this article compares estimates of terrorism risk in urban areas that received Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) funding in 2004 to other federal risk management decisions.

    Jan 1, 2007

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    Identifying Ways Shopping Centers Can Sharply Reduce Terrorism Risk

    A high-priority set of six to 10 security measures can cut terrorism risk to just one-fifteenth the level it would otherwise be at enclosed shopping centers. Measures include: public information campaigns encouraging people to report suspicious packages; searching kiosks for bombs and weapons; and more.

    Dec 6, 2006

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    National Security and Private-Sector Risk Management for Terrorism

    High take-up rates for terrorism insurance or other forms of compensation for terrorism losses can enhance economic resilience after an attack and encourage national cohesion and post-event solidarity.

    Oct 11, 2006

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    A New Approach to Estimating Terrorism Risk

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security provides grants to help cities prepare for, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism. An event-based approach to estimating terror risk could help better allocate funds and more effectively reduce risk.

    Oct 12, 2005

  • Content

    D. Sean Barnett

    Senior Engineer
    Education B.S. in nuclear engineering, Purdue University; Ph.D. in nuclear engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; J.D., Georgetown University Law Center

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    Aaron C. Davenport

    Senior Policy Researcher, International/Defense/Homeland Security/Safety & Health
    Education M.S. in environmental sciences, occupational health, industrial hygiene, minor - hazardous materials, University of California, Los Angeles Fielding School of Public Health

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    Charles C. Engel

    Senior Physician Policy Researcher
    Education M.P.H. in epidemiology, University of Washington School of Public Health; M.D. in medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; B.S. in biology, University of Washington

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    Debra Knopman

    Principal Researcher; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in geography and environmental engineering, Johns Hopkins University; M.S. in civil engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; B.A. in chemistry, Wellesley College

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    Andrew R. Morral

    Senior Behavioral Scientist, Director of the National Collaborative on Gun Violence Research
    Education Ph.D. in psychology, New School for Social Research

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    Henry H. Willis

    Director, Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center (HSOAC) Strategy, Policy, and Operations Program; Senior Policy Researcher; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in engineering and public policy, Carnegie Mellon University; M.A. in environmental engineering and science, University of Cincinnati; B.A. in chemistry and environmental sciences, University of Pennsylvania