Accession Number : ADA487294
Title : National Infrastructure Advisory Council: Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Events and the Critical Infrastructure Workforce. Final Report and Recommendations
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE ADVISORY COUNCIL WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Denlinger, Rebecca F ; Marsh, Martha H ; Rhode, Bruce A ; Gallegos, Gilbert G ; Nicholson, James B ; Nye, Erle A ; Thompson, John W
Report Date : 08 Jan 2008
Pagination or Media Count : 89
Abstract : The National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) convened a Working Group to study the impact of chemical, biological, and radiological (CBR) events on the critical infrastructure worker, and to make recommendations. NIAC designed this report to identify attributes of different chemical, biological, or radiological event scenarios, identify key elements necessary to sustain critical infrastructure operations, and to make recommendations that will improve our ability to contain the impact, recover from its consequences, and restore the nation's critical infrastructure to a pre-event state. The NIAC formed an approach to the CBR study that focused on six key questions. These questions were: 1) Do organizations have programs focused on CBR event planning, preparedness, response or training? 2) Is there a market or other financial incentive to invest in CBR planning, preparedness, response or training capabilities? 3) Is there a sufficient communications infrastructure in place to support CBR event response and recovery? 4) What tools and technologies are available, or should be made available in the future, to support CBR event planning, preparedness, response or training programs? 5) Is there sufficient coordination between Federal, state, local, and private sector entities in support of CBR planning, preparedness, response, or training programs? and 6) What can the Federal government do to encourage or enhance planning, preparedness, response, and training capabilities across the public and private sectors? This Report addresses the rationale behind these questions. The Executive Summary highlights key themes found throughout the document, and identifies a number of findings and recommendations that are common across CBR events. Included in subsequent sections are appendices that identify specific findings and recommendations unique to chemical, biological, or radiological events.
Descriptors : *RECOVERY , *INFRASTRUCTURE , *ATTACK , *TERRORISM , BIOLOGICAL AGENTS , TRAINING , RESPONSE , PLANNING , THREAT EVALUATION , CHEMICAL AGENTS , CASUALTIES , RADIOLOGICAL WARFARE AGENTS , FIRST RESPONDERS , CIVIL DEFENSE , DISASTERS , INTERAGENCY COORDINATION , SCENARIOS , METHODOLOGY
Subject Categories : Civil Defense
Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE