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Engineering and Homeland Security
March 1, 2002 Volume 32 Issue 1
Articles In This Issue
  • Friday, March 1, 2002
    AuthorJoseph M. Rosen; C. Everett Koop; Eliot B. Grigg

    We need a system that will enable us to mobilize all of our health care resources rapidly wherever they are needed.

    Everything is not okay. On September 11, the realm of possibility suddenly expanded to include the unthinkable, and we were reminded that there are people who are willing and able ...

  • Friday, March 1, 2002
    AuthorRuth David

    We need a planning process---rather than a static plan--to protect our homeland.

    On September 11, 2001, our nation was stunned by the sheer audacity of the al Qaeda terrorists. The devastation--human lives lost and symbols of our free society destroyed--left an indelible mark on the American ...
  • Friday, March 1, 2002
    AuthorWm. A. Wulf and Anita K. Jones

    Ensuring our cybersecurity will require long-term, innovative basic research.

    Although the nation is at great risk from cyberterrorism, we have virtually no research base on which to build truly secure systems. Moreover, only a tiny cadre of researchers are thinking deeply about long-term ...
  • Friday, March 1, 2002
    AuthorLeslie E. Robertson

    The lead structural engineer reflects on the rise and fall of the World Trade Center towers.

    The journey toward the design and construction of the World Trade Center began prior to 1960 when Minoru Yamasaki Associates was selected to design the Federal Science Pavilion, a key element of the ...

  • Friday, March 1, 2002
    AuthorRobert Prieto

    The events of September 11 challenged the future of our heavily engineered environment and the future of the engineering profession.

    An attack on our nation . . . thousands dead . . . 20 percent of downtown office space in Manhattan damaged or destroyed . . . more than 40 percent of the subway ...

  • Friday, March 1, 2002
    AuthorGeorge J. Tamaro

    The engineer who oversaw the construction of the World Trade Center “bathtub” describes the recovery efforts.

    My first experience with “slurry wall” construction1 was in Italy in 1964 when I was on a work/study assignment for the New York Port Authority. The Chief ...

  • Friday, March 1, 2002
    AuthorMichael J. Powers and Jonathan Ban

    Policy makers and scientists must assess the probability of threats as well as the amount of damage they might do.

    Prior to the anthrax mailings that followed the terrorist attacks of September 11, much of the criticism about planning and preparedness for bioterrorism attacks had been focused on ...

  • Friday, March 1, 2002
    AuthorGeorge Bugliarello

    Since time immemorial, warfare has been shaped by technology and by the interplay of defense and offense. The events of September 11 have opened a new chapter in this saga. The question of homeland security is not new. It has been addressed in the context of the Cold War and of potential threats ...