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Managing Risks to Critical Infrastructures: Opportunities for Research

Author: W. Al Wallace and David Mendonca

"Following the bombings of the World Trade Center and U.S. Pentagon on 11 September 2001, recent research in emergency management will likely be revisited and/or extended to help inform policy making. For example, numerous state and Federal agencies, as well as private concerns, are reevaluating their emergency preparedness and response guidelines for various types of threats. Considerations of critical interdependencies within and between U.S. and world infrastructures, including connected human and physical systems, may figure centrally in these endeavors. Priorities for research on critical infrastructures in the context of emergencies are discussed using a framework recently proposed by Wallace in a presentation to the National Academy of Sciences (Wallace 1999). Both applied and theoretical research priorities are presented."

Date Created: October 2001; Date Posted: February 2007





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