LinksBelow are links to affiliates and other interesting organizations.
National Defense University
NDU, the premier center for joint professional military education, is under the direction of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The University is located at Ft. McNair in Washington, DC. NDU’s Joint Forces Staff College is in Norfolk, Va. NDU is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
National Defense University Foundation
The NDU Foundation promotes excellence and innovation in education by nurturing high standards of scholarship, leadership, and professionalism. It brings together dedicated individuals, corporations, organizations, and groups that are committed to advancing America’s national security and defense capabilities through NDU.
Bioterrorism Analysis Of NDU’s Center for Technology and National Security Policy
How well was the U.S. prepared for the anthrax attacks that occurred in October 2001? Was the U.S. Government prepared for the anthrax scare at a Pentagon mailroom in March 2005? Is the U.S. prepared to respond to another bioterrorism attack in the future or the outbreak of naturally occurring pandemic flu? A National Defense University Center for Technology and National Security Policy study released today says the U.S. needs more risk analysis in order to be better prepared for the future.
Bayes, Bugs and Bioterrorists: Lessons Learned from the Anthrax Attacks
This paper presents a risk- and decision-based framework—derived from the field of Bayesian statistics—for developing strategies that facilitate managing the risks of biological agents. The framework recognizes the significantly different attributes of potential biological weapons and offers a strategy for improving communication to effectively coordinate national biopreparedness efforts. The framework identifies generic decisions related to routine immunization, response planning, stockpiling vaccines and therapeutic agents, surveillance choices, containment, emergency response training, research, media and communications preparations, information management, and policy development. This paper provides a straw man to be used in wargames, exercises, practices, etc., at all levels of government.
Critical Incident Analysis Group
CIAG is an interdisciplinary consortium of academicians, professionals, and experts in the University of Virginia’s School of Medicine dedicated to improving the public’s and the government’s ability to understand and cope with critical incidents and the government’s capacity to anticipate, prevent, and manage them effectively.
Nature Magazine – On A Wing and A Prayer
Vol 435 | Issue no. 7041 | 26 May 2005 – This issue’s focus on avian flu highlights progress and incoherence in the world’s response to a potential human pandemic. But the threat is enormous, and some priorities are clear enough. Millions of people killed in highly developed countries within months. Tens of millions worldwide. The global economy in tatters. A Hollywood fantasy? No . it’s now a plausible scenario. The first act, the spread of avian flu to, and probably between, humans, has already started across Asia. Unless the international community now moves decisively to mitigate this pandemic threat, we will in all probability pay heavily within a few years. Then, hard questions will be asked as to why we were not prepared.
Center for Biosecurity at the University of Pittsburgh
The Center for Biosecurity is an independent, non-profit organization of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). The Center works to prevent the development and use of biological weapons, to catalyze advances in science and governance that diminish the power of biological weapons as agents of mass lethality, and to lessen the illness, death and civil disruption that would result if prevention efforts fail.
National Center for Biodefense at George Mason University
NCBD’s purpose is to address new challenges to national and international security posed by the threat of biological terrorism. The Center focuses its efforts on medical defense research, as well as education and consulting.
Terrorism, Law and Policy on JURIST
JURIST is the authoritative legal news and real-time legal research website powered by a team of over 20 law student reporters, editors and web developers led by law professor Bernard Hibbitts at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Terrorism and Complex Adaptive Systems
We are using complexity theory in this study to develop a multiagent-based simulation of notional combat called ISAAC (Irreducible Semi-Autonomous Adaptive Combat); see . ISAAC—-whose dynamics is patterned after mobile cellular automata rules—-takes a bottom-up, synthesist approach to the modeling of combat, vice the more traditional top-down, or reductionist approach.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Since it was founded in 1946 to help control malaria, CDC has remained at the forefront of public health efforts to prevent and control infectious and chronic diseases, injuries, workplace hazards, disabilities, and environmental health threats.
Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma
The Dart Center is a global network of journalists, journalism educators and health professionals dedicated to improving media overage of trauma, conflict and tragedy. The Center also addresses the consequences of such coverage for those working in journalism.
American Bar Association Special Committee on Homeland Security
This Special Committee provides a forum for discussion of homeland security measures and addresses national and state developments and evolving policy.