Transportation Security

Transportation Security

1st Edition - July 11, 2008

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  • Author: Clifford Bragdon
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080887302
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780750685498

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Description

Insecure transportation systems are costing our worldwide mobility-based economy as much as 6% of GDP annually. The effectiveness of security measures vary widely. In the United States, depending on the mode of transportation, it ranges from “medium effectiveness” for airports to “low effectiveness” for maritime, rail, transit, and intermodal activities. Situational awareness and interoperability are lacking as we try to deal with both natural and man-made disasters. Regardless of the transport mode, improvements are essential if governments and corporations are to address security planning, response, and national preparedness. Transportation Security examines this problem in a comprehensive manner and addresses security-based technologies and solutions to minimize risk.

Key Features

* Covers air, sea, roadway, rail and public transport modes
* Offers technological solutions for mobility based problems in planning, logistics and policy to improve security, combat terrorism and ensure national preparedness
* Includes work of international experts & global examples related to transportation security

Readership

Planners, engineers, architects, managers, logisticians and officials involved in public and private transportation security; researchers in transportation (civil engineering urban planning) infrastructure, building construction; Homeland Security/Emergency Management programs and national preparedness.

Table of Contents

  • Part I: Introduction
    Chapter 1: Transportation Security and Its Impact
    Clifford R. Bragdon, Ph.D., AICP, FASA
    Chapter 2: Transportation Security Through
    Logistics Transformation
    Charles P. Nemfakos
    Sarah R. James
    Chapter 3: The Need for a Transportation Systems
    Approach
    Clifford R. Bragdon, Ph.D., AICP, FASA
    Chapter 4: Mobility Security and Human Behavior
    Michael Workman, Ph.D.
    Part II: Modal Aspects of Transportation Security
    Chapter 5: Road Transportation and Infrastructure
    Security
    L. David Shen, Ph.D.
    Chapter 6: Aviation Security
    Thomas L. Jensen
    Chapter 7: Maritime Security
    John C.W. Bennett, JD., LL.M.
    Part III: Technology Applications to Transportation Security
    Chapter 8: Computer and Transportation Systems
    Security
    Peter V. Radatti, Ph.D.
    Chapter 9: Intermodal Transportation Security
    Technology
    Robert Sewak, Ph.D.
    Chapter 10:Transportation Security: Applying
    Military Situational Awareness System
    Technology to Transportation
    Applications
    William S. Pepper IV
    Part IV: Transportation Security Solutions
    Chapter 11:AIDC: The Foundation of Military
    Logistics
    Corey A. Cook LCDR (Ret.)
    Thomas A. Bruno
    Chapter 12:Infrastructure Recovery Initiatives: A
    Retrospective Assessment
    Ralph V. Locurcio, Brig. Gen. (Ret.),
    P.E.
    Chapter 13:Immigration and National Security:
    Best Practices
    Jo Ram
    Chapter 14:Fast Integrated Response Systems
    Technology (FIRST)and Establishing a
    Global Center for Preparedness
    Clifford R. Bragdon, Ph.D., AICP, FASA

Product details

  • No. of pages: 456
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2008
  • Published: July 11, 2008
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080887302
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780750685498

About the Author

Clifford Bragdon

Distinguished Research Professor, as well as Director of the Center for National Preparedness at the Florida Institute of Technology, located in Melbourne, Florida, USA. He is also Associate Provost, and Dean of University College at FIT

Affiliations and Expertise

Distinguished Research Professor, as well as Director of the Center for National Preparedness at the Florida Institute of Technology, located in Melbourne, Florida, USA. He is also Associate Provost, and Dean of University College at FIT

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