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Research Areas:

   Energy, Environment, and

   National and Homeland

   Infrastructure Assurance

   Emergency Preparedness

   Social Dynamics

   Policy Analysis

Core Capabilities:

   Systems Analysis

   Modeling, Simulation, and

   Complex Adaptive Systems

   Decision Support and Risk

   Information Sciences

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Infrastructure Assurance

Argonne’s infrastructure assurance research is focused on assuring the security and resilience of U.S. critical infrastructure and key resources that are threatened with disruption as a result of natural hazards, accidents, or deliberate acts such as terrorist attacks. The impacts of such disruptions—including impacts to human health and safety, the economy, and national security—must be understood for effective risk management. Argonne's infrastructure assurance work incorporates physical and cyber security analysis databases and tools, modeling and simulation technologies, and expertise to support the entire preparedness spectrum: to prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from all hazards, including conventional, chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear terrorism.

Focus Areas

  • Energy Infrastructure Analysis
  • Interdependencies
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Risk Analysis and Assessment
  • Modeling and Simulation to Detect Weapons of Mass Destruction

For more information, contact:
David Brannegan, Director
Infrastructure Assurance Center
Decision and Information Sciences Division
Argonne National Laboratory
9700 South Cass Ave., Bldg. 221
Argonne, IL, 60439
Phone: 630-252-0932
Fax: 630-252-9559
E-mail David Brannegan

Related Information

Associated Projects

Restore©: Modeling Interdependent Repair/Restoration Processes

Threat Ensemble Vulnerability Assessment (TEVA)



Selected Publications

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