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Transportation Security - 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-0750685498

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ISBN13: 978-0750685498
ISBN10: 0750685492
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Edition: 08
Copyright: 2008
Publisher: Butterworth Heinemann
Published: 2008
International: No
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Transportation Security - 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-0750685498

Clifford R. Bragdon

ISBN13: 978-0750685498
ISBN10: 0750685492
Cover type:
Edition: 08
Copyright: 2008
Publisher: Butterworth Heinemann
Published: 2008
International: No
Summary

Insecure transportation systems are costing our worldwide mobility-based economy as much as 6% of GDP annually. The effectiveness of security measures vary widely. In the United States, depending on the mode of transportation, it ranges from "medium effectiveness" for airports to "low effectiveness" for maritime, rail, transit, and intermodal activities. Situational awareness and interoperability are lacking as we try to deal with both natural and man-made disasters. Regardless of the transport mode, improvements are essential if governments and corporations are to address security planning, response, and national preparedness. Transportation Security examines this problem in a comprehensive manner and addresses security-based technologies and solutions to minimize risk.

  • Covers air, sea, roadway, rail and public transport modes
  • Offers technological solutions for mobility based problems in planning, logistics and policy to improve security, combat terrorism and ensure national preparedness
  • Includes work of international experts & global examples related to transportation security
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