Academic journal article Homeland Security Affairs

Notes from the Editor Volume XIV

Academic journal article Homeland Security Affairs

Notes from the Editor Volume XIV

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The September 2018 Issue of Homeland Security Affairs features an essay analyzing emergency management lessons-learned from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria in 2017, and a research article analyzing the utility of the Quadrant Enabled Delphi method for developing operator-driven policy in homeland security domains.

In “Learning From H.I.M (Harvey, Irma, Maria): Preliminary Impressions for Supply Chain Resilience,” Phillip Palin examines the impact of three 2017 hurricanes on Houston, South Florida, and Puerto Rico and derives lessons-learned regarding supply chain robustness and resilience. In “Operator-Driven Policy: Deriving Action from Data Using the Quadrant Enabled Delphi (QED) Method,” Lillian Alessa, Sean Moon, David Griffith, and Andrew Kliskey examine how application of the QED method for eliciting analysis from subject matter experts might help in the development of operator-driven policy in homeland security.

The April 2018 issue features an essay examining cyber vulnerabilities in U.S. nuclear power plants and an essay reviewing an important book in the counterterrorism field.

In “SCADA Fusion and Commercial Fission,” Matthew Horner analyzes the vulnerability of supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems at U.S. nuclear power plants to cyber-attack and examines ways to reduce that vulnerability.

In the other essay, Scott Romaniuk reviews Illusions of Terrorism and Counterterrorism by Richard English, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015). …

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