Led by a group of highly-qualified editors, this book features a clear connection between risk analysis and homeland policy making and includes international contributions that uniquely highlight the role of risk analysis for informing homeland security policy decisions. Featuring discussions on the various approaches and challenges faced in homeland risk analysis, the editors seamlessly divide the subject of risk analysis for homeland security into manageable chapters, which are organized by the concept of risk-informed decisions, applications and methodology of risk analysis, and relevant examples and case studies. Specifically, the international examples and case studies address systematic risk analysis methods in homeland security policy development and illustrate the applications and methods of risk analysis to provide decision support for homeland security policy makers and risk analysts. In addition, the examples address the ongoing improvements in risk analysis techniques associated with government risk analysis, such as the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) decision to adopt an increasingly risk-informed basis for decision-making. The case studies include academic, government, and industrial perspectives and demonstrate the application of risk analysis methods to address challenges faced within the missions of the DHS. The five DHS missions, as described in the 2014 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review, serve as the fundamental basis: 1) prevent terrorism and enhance security; 2) secure and manage borders; 3) enforce and administer immigration laws; 4) safeguard and secure cyberspace; and 5) strengthen national preparedness and resilience. The editors guide the practical art of risk-informed decision as opposed to presenting pure academic exposition. Topical coverage includes: Risks, Policy, and Decisions; Overview of Risk Analysis Methods for Homeland Security; Large-Scale Visual Exploration of Radiological and Nuclear Risk Assessment; Analyzing Uncertainties in Radiological and Nuclear Pathways Analysis; Advances in Risk Analysis for Border Security; Advances in Risk Analysis for Border Security; Techniques for Risk Scoring of Automated National Security Watch List Checks Application; Immigration; Advances in Risk Analysis for Cyber Security; Systems Modeling for Rapid Containment and Casualty Mitigation; and Preparedness and Resilience.
Applied Risk Analysis for Guiding Homeland Security Policy