Freedom and Information: Assessing Publicly Available Data Regarding U.S. Transportation Infrastructure Security

This report addresses the feasibility of terrorists acquiring information, from publicly available sources, that would help them plan attacks on transportation infrastructure - particularly air transportation, railroads and water transportation. The goal of the study was to ascertain how much information about United States defense, counterterrorism and anti-terrorism systems is available publicly. The investigation targeted the information that could be easily obtainable through libraries and Web searches. Six different hypothetical terrorist attack scenarios were examined. A framework was developed to compare the extent of information publicly available, across scenarios and targeted infrastructure.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Technical Report
  • Features: Appendices; Bibliography; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 112p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01055897
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2007 11:16AM