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DHS/NIST Workshop on Homeland Security Modeling & Simulation, June 14-15, 2011



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


The U. S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Engineering Laboratory (EL) jointly hosted a Homeland Security Modeling & Simulation (M&S) Workshop on 14 & 15 June, 2011 at NIST in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The intent of the workshop was to bring together a wide range of individuals from both government and the private sector to exchange information and benchmark knowledge on Modeling and Simulation (M&S) and M&S related issues for homeland security. Prior to the workshop, the workshop program committee assembled a draft compendium of information on modeling and simulation for homeland security in the four technical domains: incident management, critical infrastructure systems, hazardous material releases, and healthcare systems. The compendium was provided to the participants as pre-read materials and served as a baseline for review, discussion, validation, and extension in the breakout sessions of the workshop. This report contains summaries of keynote presentations, background materials prepared for the workshop, and conclusions resulting from discussions on issues faced by the homeland security M&S community.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 7826
Report Number


standards, incident management, critical infrastructure, hazardous material releases, healthcare, homeland security, simulation, modeling


McLean, C. , Lee, Y. , Jain, S. and Hutchings, C. (2011), DHS/NIST Workshop on Homeland Security Modeling & Simulation, June 14-15, 2011, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online],, (Accessed April 20, 2024)
Created December 18, 2011, Updated October 12, 2021