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Describes a framework to steer checks of the provision of knowledge concerning U.S. anti- and counterterrorism platforms, countermeasures, and defenses for making plans assaults at the U.S. air, rail, and sea transportation infrastructure. total, the framework turns out to be useful for assessing what sort of details will be effortless or tough for strength attackers to discover.

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The two projects teams interacted and shared one member. 16 This refers to a translation of a manual dealing largely with security issues, captured in Manchester, England, in the year 2000. S. DOJ Web site. ” 12 Freedom and Information a modified IPB (ModIPB) framework from which to choose relevant information requirements (see Chapter Two for details). The ModIPB framework includes four general categories of information: information related to the approach to the target, characteristics of the target itself, information about security, and possible threats to the overall success of the operation.

The relevant section in this lesson focuses on the characteristics of a target and the surrounding environment. 3, regarding “bases or camps” to be attacked. The manual clearly distinguishes between “open method” and “covert” espionage. The “Eleventh Lesson” indicates that at least 80 percent of information about the enemy can be obtained using the public sources identified in Chapter One of this report. 1 Exterior Information-Gathering Requirements Described in the al Qaeda Training Manual Category Traffic and transportation Question How wide are the streets and in which direction do they run leading to the place?

Code, 2003). • The team found information about the use of helicopters with sharpshooters normally used against drug smugglers, but this information did not indicate whether such capabilities would (or could) be used to intercept potential suicide boats. • The team found no information on any other countermeasures that may or may not exist. Validation The red-team exercise reported here was subject to three levels of validation: a review by SMEs, a review based on interviews conducted with transportation infrastructure insiders, and an assessment comparing the results obtained by a RAND expert tasked with the same exercise (a red-team expert) to those obtained by the team.

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