The Resource Department of Homeland Security bioterrorism risk assessment : a call for change

Department of Homeland Security bioterrorism risk assessment : a call for change

Label
Department of Homeland Security bioterrorism risk assessment : a call for change
Title
Department of Homeland Security bioterrorism risk assessment
Title remainder
a call for change
Title variation
Bioterrorism risk assessment
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The mission of Department of Homeland Security Bioterrorism Risk Assessment: A Call for Change, the new book from the National Research Council, is to independently and scientifically review the methodology that led to the 2006 Department of Homeland Security report, Bioterrorism Risk Assessment (BTRA) and provide a foundation for future updates. This book identifies a number of fundamental concerns with the BTRA of 2006, ranging from mathematical and statistical mistakes that have corrupted results, to unnecessarily complicated probability models and models with fidelity far exceeding existing data, to more basic questions about how terrorist behavior should be modeled. Rather than merely criticizing what was done in the BTRA of 2006, this new NRC book consults outside experts and collects a number of proposed alternatives that could improve DHS's ability to assess potential terrorist behavior as a key element of risk-informed decision making, and it explains these alternatives in the specific context of the BTRA and the bioterrorism threat."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
CCO
Dewey number
353.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • HV6433.35
  • UG447.8
LC item number
.D47 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Department of Homeland Security bioterrorism risk assessment : a call for change
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The critical contribution of risk analysis to risk management and reduction of bioterrorism risk -- Description and analysis of the Department of Homeland Security's biological threat risk assessment of 2006 -- Department of Homeland Security decision requirements for risk management -- Risk assessment for unknown and engineered biothreat agents -- Improving bioterrorism consequence assessment -- Improving the Department of Homeland Security's biological threat risk assessment and adding risk management
Control code
ocn567928266
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 157 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309120296
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35820421
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)567928266
  • pebcs0309120292

Library Locations

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