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Modeling and Simulation of Critical Infrastructure Systems for Homeland Security Applications



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


The purpose of this document is to provide a foundation for establishing a modeling and simulation technical interest group whose focus is information exchange on critical infrastructure protection issues. The document defines an initial set of user/customer needs. Existing Critical Infrastructure and Key Resource (CIKR) M&S information sources and capabilities such as projects, tools, standards, and data sets are also identified. The document concludes with a discussion of issues, concerns, and recommendations for advancing M&S for critical infrastructure protection.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 7785
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Requirements, Tools, Resources, Standards, Data Sources, Formats


McLean, C. , Lee, Y. , Jain, S. and Hutchings, C. (2011), Modeling and Simulation of Critical Infrastructure Systems for Homeland Security Applications, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online],, (Accessed June 18, 2024)


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Created August 31, 2011, Updated October 12, 2021