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Building Analytical Support for Homeland Security



Sanjay Jain, Charles W. Hutchings, Yung-Tsun Lee


This chapter discusses modeling and simulation as a significant means for providing analytical support for homeland security problem solving and decision making that involves what can be considered a complex and dynamic system of systems - the current, human, domestic environment considered from a national perspective. Homeland security, in general, aims to understand the domestic environment and mitigate risks from both natural and human threats and hazards. Homeland security analyses and decisions occur at multiple levels from individuals, communities, and regions to national governments and even international organizations. Sufficient, available knowledge of the domestic environment and likely threats helps decision makers at multiple levels with mitigating risks or in responding to and recovering from adverse events that occur.
Modeling and Simulation Support for System of Systems Engineering Applications
Publisher Info
John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, NJ


Homeland security, modeling and simulation, system of systems


Jain, S. , Hutchings, C. and Lee, Y. (2015), Building Analytical Support for Homeland Security, Modeling and Simulation Support for System of Systems Engineering Applications, John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, NJ, [online], (Accessed May 19, 2024)


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Created February 1, 2015, Updated October 12, 2021