Consequence Management - National Strategic Research Institute

Consequence Management

Consequence Management is an integral emergency response function to protect public health and safety, restore essential government services, and provide emergency relief to all stakeholders affected by the consequences of a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or high-yield explosive incident. The researchers at NSRI/NU identify solutions and novel approaches to these challenges as interdisciplinary teams combining cutting edge technology, psychology, engineering, and management expertise.

“Employing consequence management capabilities and strategies are essential to protecting our nation. This is especially evident when our nation is required to be proactive or respond to terrorism threats that employ weapons of mass destruction. Researchers at the University of Nebraska and the National Strategic Research Institute are recognized international leaders in the areas of cyber security protection science and technology, infrastructure security strategies, emergency management planning and support, anti-terrorism initiatives, and organizational psychology of violent extremist groups.  NSRI/NU researchers problem solve consequence management challenges using a multidisciplinary approach that combines technology, psychology and corporate savvy.”

Ann Fruhling , PhD

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Providing targeted emergency services and assistance to protect, respond, and restore is a critical component of infrastructure support and integrity when facing a chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear incident. Our researchers have unique expertise in decision support software, disaster mitigation, hazard modeling, bio-surveillance monitoring, public health laboratory diagnostics tools, collaboration science, forecasting models, tele-health solutions, and information technology to enhance communication and critical infrastructure protection.

NSRI has designed a research agenda that seeks to anticipate the actions of malefactors and natural disasters and provide action plans to mitigate the effects of these events. Cutting-edge information technology and the use of diverse, distributed data sources facilitates responsiveness to a wide array of disasters.  Our expertise in information assurance includes advanced software engineering capabilities, ontological approaches to forecasting cyber-attack, and novel methodologies of determining the source of cyber-attack. Our expertise extends across military and civilian applications and provides methodologies to prevent loss of information due to software faults or human malefactors, as well as the ability to track successful cyber-attacks back to the source.

Dr. Gina Ligon on Behavioral Research in Consequence Management

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