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Title Mapping the risks : assessing homeland security implications of publicly available geospatial information / John C. Baker [and others].

Imprint Santa Monica, CA : Rand Corp., 2004.


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Description 1 online resource (1 volume)
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computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Note Print version record.
Summary Annotation Following the attacks of September 11, 2001, many agencies within the federal government began restricting some of their publicly available geospatial data and information from such sources as the World Wide Web. As time passes, however, decisionmakers have begun to ask whether and how such information specifically helps potential attackers, including terrorists, to select U.S. homeland sites and prepare for better attacks. The research detailed in this book aims to assist decisionmakers tasked with the responsibility of choosing which geospatial information to make available and which to restrict.
Contents Cover; Preface; Sponsor Guidance; The RAND Corporation Quality Assurance Process; Contents; Figures; Tables; Summary; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; CHAPTER ONE Introduction; Assessing the Homeland Security Implication of Geospatial Information; Public Access to Geospatial Information; Research Objectives; Research Methodology; Need for an Analytical Framework; How the Report Is Organized; CHAPTER TWO What Are the Attackers' Key Information Needs?; Methodology; Defining the Threat Space; The Attacker: Motivations, Strategies, and Modalities of Attack
The Attacker's Tool Box: Types of Weapons ConsideredA General Model of Attacker Information Needs; Attackers Have Substantial Flexibility in Fulfilling Their Information Needs; Summary; CHAPTER THREE What Publicly Available Geospatial Information Is Significant to Potential Attackers' Needs?; Federal Geospatial Information in the Public Domain; Structured Survey Used to Identify Federal Geospatial Data Sources; Availability of Nonfederal Geospatial Information; Assessing Whether Sources Contain Potentially Critical Site Information; Assessing the Potential Significance of This Information
Case Studies Comparing Federal and Nonfederal Sources of Geospatial InformationOther Observations About Publicly Accessible Federal Geospatial Information; Summary; CHAPTER FOUR An Analytical Framework for Assessing the Homeland Security Implications of Publicly Accessible Geospatial Information; Framework for Analysis: An Overview; Framework for Analysis: Three Analytical Filters; Illustrating the Framework; Considerations in Restricting Public Access to Sensitive Data; Long-Term Need for a More Comprehensive Model; Summary; CHAPTER FIVE Key Findings and Recommendations; Key Findings
Broader ImplicationsGeneral Recommendations; Agency-Specific Recommendations; APPENDIX A Federal Agencies Examined; APPENDIX B Federal Geospatial Data Sources Identified; APPENDIX C Detailed Examples of Geospatial Information Analyses; APPENDIX D Overview of Critical U.S. Sites: Critical Infrastructure and Other Key Homeland Locations; Bibliography
Subject Civil defense -- United States.
Geographic information systems -- Defense measures -- United States.
NATURE -- Natural Disasters.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Disasters & Disaster Relief.
Civil defense -- United States.
Geographic information systems -- Defense measures -- United States.
Civil defense. (OCoLC)fst00862456
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Baker, John C., 1949-
Other Form: Print version: Mapping the risks. Santa Monica, CA : Rand Corp., 2004 0833035479 (DLC) 2003027797 (OCoLC)53986989
ISBN 083303622X (electronic bk.)
9780833036223 (electronic bk.)
9780833035479 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0833035479 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
Standard No. 9780833036223
AU@ 000026727841
AU@ 000053237780
DEBBG BV043093758
DEBSZ 422391018
GBVCP 1008648671
GBVCP 80113871X
NZ1 12019349

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