The Resource Review of the Department of Homeland Security's approach to risk analysis, Committee to Review the Department of Homeland Security's Approach to Risk Analysis, National Research Council of the National Academies

Review of the Department of Homeland Security's approach to risk analysis, Committee to Review the Department of Homeland Security's Approach to Risk Analysis, National Research Council of the National Academies

Label
Review of the Department of Homeland Security's approach to risk analysis
Title
Review of the Department of Homeland Security's approach to risk analysis
Statement of responsibility
Committee to Review the Department of Homeland Security's Approach to Risk Analysis, National Research Council of the National Academies
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The events of September 11, 2001 changed perceptions, rearranged national priorities, and produced significant new government entities, including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) created in 2003. While the principal mission of DHS is to lead efforts to secure the nation against those forces that wish to do harm, the department also has responsibilities in regard to preparation for and response to other hazards and disasters, such as floods, earthquakes, and other "natural" disasters. Whether in the context of preparedness, response or recovery from terrorism, illegal entry to the country, or natural disasters, DHS is committed to processes and methods that feature risk assessment as a critical component for making better-informed decisions.Review of the Department of Homeland Security's Approach to Risk Analysis explores how DHS is building its capabilities in risk analysis to inform decision making. The department uses risk analysis to inform decisions ranging from high-level policy choices to fine-scale protocols that guide the minute-by-minute actions of DHS employees. Although DHS is responsible for mitigating a range of threats, natural disasters, and pandemics, its risk analysis efforts are weighted heavily toward terrorism. In addition to assessing the capability of DHS risk analysis methods to support decision-making, the book evaluates the quality of the current approach to estimating risk and discusses how to improve current risk analysis procedures.Review of the Department of Homeland Security's Approach to Risk Analysis recommends that DHS continue to build its integrated risk management framework. It also suggests that the department improve the way models are developed and used and follow time-tested scientific practices, among other recommendations"--NAP website
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
302.12
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6432.4
LC item number
.N379 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Review of the Department of Homeland Security's approach to risk analysis, Committee to Review the Department of Homeland Security's Approach to Risk Analysis, National Research Council of the National Academies
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 115-124)
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  • 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
Overview of Risk Analysis at DHS -- Challenges to Risk Analysis for Homeland Security -- Evaluation of DHS Risk Analysis -- The Path Forward -- Characterization of Uncertainty -- Evolution of Risk Analysis at EPA -- List of Committee Meetings and Site Visits -- Presenters and Resource Persons at the Committee's Information-Gathering Meetings -- Committee Biographical Information
Control code
ocn676697425
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 148 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309159258
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b35980448
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)676697425
  • pebcs0309159253

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