Key element: Concept of Cause & Effect to
achieve Homeland Security
The Department's mission:
is to ensure a homeland that is safe, secure, and
resilient against terrorism and other hazards.
So . . . How to achieve this mission?
Defacto Strategy: If we conduct adequate Preparedness and
satisfactory Response, we can achieve the mission of HLS
National Response Framework
National Infrastructure Protection Plan
Integrated Risk Management
In Simple Terms:
Risk = Threat x Vulnerability x Consequences
Where Threat = Likelihood of
Threat / Hazard / Natural Disaster
For more definitions see DHS Risk Lexicon – MAKE THIS EM LEXICON
Note the Requirement from the Sponsor:
Provide a New Perspective on an Enduring Problem:
The HSD/EM Enterprise should talk about Reducing Risk in terms of Improving Safety & Security
ANSWER: Better Inform Decision Makers
What does RM do now?
What else might Risk Management do?
What should RM do differently?
The fundamental idea is to list and group data in a variety of ways
to discover relationships – rather than simply rank ordering risk
How to avoid Blind Bats, Black Swans and Red Motorcycles?
How to Reduce the Risk of Risk Management?
From: John Kotter
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