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Prevent Terrorism and Enhance Security

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PRESENTATION: The Accidental Career: Finding Balance When Your Wrong Turns Turn Out Right Keynote Speech at the 3rd Annual Women in Security 2016 Leadership Forum, June 21, 2016, St. Paul, Minnesota, by IDA’s Dr. Deena Disraelly.

PRESENTATIONS: The Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act (SAFETY Act) of 2002 was enacted by Congress to encourage development of anti-terrorism technologies. IDA staff support the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of SAFETY Act Implementation (OSAI) in industry engagement and outreach in furtherance of the Act. Efforts include webinars designed to educate and inform industry on the SAFETY Act evaluation process and to develop stronger industrial test programs. A selection of SAFETY Act outreach videos can be found below:

SAFETY Act Webinar Feb. 2016  

SAFETY ACT and Business Webinar Dec. 2015

The SAFETY Act and Innovation May 2015

SAFETY ACT 101 Webinar- February 11, 2015  

Building SAFETY Act Applications for Event, Arena, and Stadium Security May 2014  

PRESENTATION: A Modification of the Expected Loss Metric for Choosing Effective Sets of Security Upgrades at Dams presented at the United States Society on Dams Annual Meeting and Conference, April 13-17, 2015, Louisville, Kentucky, by IDA’s Kevin Burns, Darrell Morgeson, and Jason Dechant and Yazmin Seda-Sanabria (USACE) and Enrique Matheu (DHS).

PRESENTATION: A Consistent Approach for Security Risk Assessments of Dams and Related Critical Infrastructure presented at the 5th Annual International Disaster and Risk Conference, August 24-28, 2014, Davos, Switzerland, by IDA’s James D. Morgeson, Yevgeniy Kirpichevsky, and Jason Dechant and Yazmin Seda-Sanabria (USACE) and Enrique Matheu (DHS).

PRESENTATION: A Consistent Approach for Security Risk Assessments of Dams and Related Critical Infrastructure, June 2014, by IDA’s J. Darrell Morgeson, Jason A. Dechant, and Yev Kirpichevsk and Yazmin Seda-Sanabria (USACE) and Enrique E. Matheu (DHS).

PRESENTATION: The Common Risk Model for Dams: A Portfolio Approach to Security Risk Assessments presented at the International Conference on Large Dams, June 2013, Seattle, Washington, by IDA’s Yev Kirpichevsky, Jason A. Dechant, M. Anthony Fainberg, J. Darrell Morgeson, and Vic Utgoff and Yazmin Seda-Sanabria (USACE) and Enrique E. Matheu (DHS).

PRESENTATION: Incorporating Uncertainties in the Estimation of Vulnerabilities for Security Risk Assessments presented at the United States Society on Dams Annual Conference, February 11-15, 2013, Phoenix, Arizona, by IDA’s Darrell Morgeson and Michael Keleher and Yazmin Seda-Sanabria (USACE) and Enrique Matheu (DHS).

ARTICLE: Assessing Security Risks Using the Common Risk Model for Dams published in "IDA Research Notes," Spring 2015, by IDA’s J. Darrell Morgeson, Yev Kirpichevsky, Jason A. Dechant, and Victor A. Utgoff and Yazmin Seda-Sanabria (USACE) and Enrique E. Matheu (DHS).

ARTICLE: A Portfolio Approach to Security Risk Assessments published in the "International Journal of Hydropower and Dams," Issue #4, 2013, by IDA’s J. Darrell Morgeson, Yev Kirpichevsky, M. Anthony Fainberg, Jason A. Dechant, and Vic Utgoff and Yazmin Seda-Sanabria (USACE) and Enrique E. Matheu (DHS).

PRESENTATION: Modeling Adaptive Threats: Incorporating a Terrorist Decision Model into Security Risk Assessments presented at the United States Society on Dams Annual Conference, April 23-27, 2012, New Orleans, Louisiana, by IDA’s Yevgeniy Kirpichevsky and Enrique Matheu (DHS), and Yazmin Seda-Sanabria (USACE).

PRESENTATION: Security Assessments Using the Common Risk Model for Dams: Portfolio Analysis Incorporating Threat Modeling presented at the Association of State Dam Safety Officials Annual Conference, 2012, by IDA’s Yev Kirpichevsky, J. Darrell Morgeson, M. Anthony Fainberg, Jason A. Dechant, and Vic Utgoff and Yazmin Seda-Sanabria (USACE) and Enrique E. Matheu (DHS).

PRESENTATION: Implementation of the Common Risk Model for Dams for Security Assessments of USACE Critical Infrastructure presented at the Association of State Dam Safety Officials Annual Conference, 2011, by IDA’s Anthony Fainberg and Yazmin Seda-Sanabria (USACE), Enrique Matheu (DHS), Jack Tressler (USACE), and Michael Bowen (DHS).