Homeland Security Watch

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March 6, 2006

Carnegie Mellon holds conference on crisis readiness

Filed under: Infrastructure Protection,Risk Assessment — by Christian Beckner on March 6, 2006

Last week I attended a conference hosted by Carnegie Mellon University in DC on “Crisis Readiness,” which featured presentations by a number of the university’s professors and affiliated experts on a range of homeland security topics. The slides from the day’s presentations are available here; they’re worth perusing, in particular the ones on risk communication, water supply security, and risk analysis methodologies.

I was glad to see Carnegie Mellon hold this conference, as a means of “bridging the gap” between academics and policy-makers in the field of homeland security. I don’t think these connections are strong enough today, and one of my primary goals for this site is to bring solid research and analytical efforts to the attention of policy-makers in DHS, other agencies, and Congress.

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