Homeland Security

Improved intelligence sharing after 9/11 is helping Homeland Security
authorities identify credible terrorist attack threats more effectively.
This progress highlights urgent needs for tools to help leaders formulate
and validate plans to prevent and respond effectively to terrorist attack.

Spreadsheets and other simulation tools lack the horsepower to address
these decision problems. They excel at manipulating numeric data and
regular trends, but security threats revolve around uncertain and rapidly
changing information, disruptive events and shifting terrorist goals and
strategies. Disaster exercises are valuable learning tools, but they are
difficult and costly to conduct, so they are staged infrequently.



ForeTell ® solution
DecisionPath has partnered with Teledyne-Brown Engineering, a leading government contractor and
systems engineering company, to develop TRANSECTM, an advanced decision support tool for
defining and validating counter-terrorism strategies. TRANSEC helps authorities interdict and respond to
two types of transportation related terrorist threats: direct attacks against international transportation
network nodes such as aircraft, vessels, ports and airports; and attempts to transfer individual terrorists
or weapons into our country for purposes of carrying out attacks later.

  • Assess risks of direct attacks in terms of estimated threat, vulnerability and consequence
  • Assess transfer risks using intelligence about terrorist groups and transportation systems security
  • Define portfolios of security programs, project, and analyze their likely impacts on reducing risks
  • Practice counter-terrorism strategies and learn from simulated mistakes safely and cost effectively

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