Many people have participated in this project and contributed in a variety of ways. We would especially like to thank the many RAND colleagues who contributed to this study. Lisa Meredith and Terri Tanielian superbly led our focus group discussions and contributed to our understanding of how to present and communicate our recommended individual's strategy. Jim Quinlivan, John Parachini, and Greg Jones especially helped us in developing the terrorist scenarios and the potential response actions. Irene Brahmakulam, with help from Jamie Medby, took the lead in reviewing and cataloguing the current emergency preparedness guidelines. David Eisenman helped us understand the kinds of medical treatment that would be appropriate in the various scenarios. Richard Speier provided us with an appreciation of the technical value of different response options. Paul Steinberg helped us immeasurably in conceptualizing our effort and in presenting our results. A particular thanks goes to Jack Riley, who leads the Public Safety and Justice unit at RAND. He gave us support, counsel, and encouragement throughout the project. Thanks are owed as well to Dan Sheehan for his careful and thoughtful editing of our manuscript and to Stephen Bloodsworth for his design of the cover and the reference card as well as for his artwork throughout the report. Thanks too to Lue Pope, who made the critical contribution of helping us arrange our many project meetings on both coasts.
The report has also benefited greatly from the thoughtful and detailed reviews of the draft manuscript by Amanda Dory (Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C.) and Charles Meade (RAND).