Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence HS

Report
Department of Homeland Security
Center of Excellence
HS – Center Application
7/20/2015
Homeland Security Act of 2002
“…to establish a coordinated, university-based
system to enhance the Nation’s homeland
security.”
The Office of University Programs, within the
Science & Technology Division of the Department
of Homeland Security will establish the creation
of Homeland Security Centers of Excellence (HSCenter).
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Areas of Research:
• Economic Modeling on the Impact and Consequences of
Terrorism (named 25 November 2003) The first HS-Center at USC,
known as the Homeland Security Center for Risk and Economic
Analysis of Terrorism Events.
• Agroterrorism Countermeasures (named 28 April 2004) Two HSCenters: at Texas A&M - Center for Foreign Animal & Zoonotic
Disease Defense, and at U of Minn. - Center for Post-Harvest Food
Protection and Defense.
• Behavioral Research on Terrorism and Countermeasures
(application due 30 September 2004)
• Public Safety
• Technology Transfer
• Research and Development on Security Technology
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White paper evaluated on their
ability to demonstrate:
1. Innovative & topic-related research directly
related to advancing homeland security
2. Importance & effectiveness of proposed
partnerships
3. Established personnel & physical infrastructure
that can be leveraged to successfully undertake
the proposed research
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MCNY as HS-Center
Center of Excellence on Incident Response Technologies and Operations
• NYC is the transportation center for nation
• NYC has largest mass transportation network in the nation
• The New York-New Jersey Metropolitan Region
The New York-New Jersey metropolitan region consists of the five New York
City boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Richmond (Staten Island), and
the Bronx; the four suburban New York counties of Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland
and Westchester; and the eight northern New Jersey counties of Bergen, Essex,
Hudson, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, and Union.
• NYC is the “Crossroads of the World”
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Partnership: Center of Excellence on Incident Response Technologies and Operations
• MCNY Institute for Homeland Preparedness and Disaster
Management of the School for Public Affairs and Administration
• The City College/USDOT, University Transportation Research
Center (UTRC)
• Metropolitan Transportation Authority State of New York (MTA)
Interagency Counter Terrorism Task Force, Police Department
(NYC Transit, Long Island Railroad, Long Island Bus, Metro-North
Railroad, Bridges & Tunnels)
• NYPD Office of Counter Terrorism
• NYC Office of Emergency Management
• Institute for Community Living, Inc.
• University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Network Information and
Space Security Center (NISSC) and CU-Trauma Studies & Resource Center of
The Department of Psychology
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Partnership: Center of Excellence on Incident Response Technologies and Operations
• The Rutgers University of New Jersey/USDOT, National
Transit Institute (NTI) of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and
Public Policy
• Tel Aviv University, Department of Public Policy, School of
Government and Policy of The Gershon H. Gordon Faculty of Social
Sciences
• New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene,
Emergency Management
• SUNY Maritime College New York Strategic Center for Port and
Maritime Security
• Parsons Brinckerhoff Ltd PB Telecommunications, Inc.
• Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI)
• Disaster Resource Network an initiative of the World Economic
Forum
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Team:
• Humphrey Crookendale, J.D., Dean
• Michael T. “Mick” Maurer, Ph.D., M.H.A., Associate Professor, Director of
Research, Institute for Homeland Preparedness & Disaster Management
Principal Investigator for Priority 1-2-3
Director for the Application
• Louis Tietje, Ph.D., Associate Professor,
Associate Investigator
• Oren Levin-Waldman, Ph.D., Professor,
Lead Co-Principal Investigator Priority 3
• Jasmina Spasojevic, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
• Scott Phelps, JD, MPH, paramedic, Assistant Professor
Associate Investigator
• Philip M. Nufrio, Ph.D., Associate Professor
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Team:
• Robert E. Paaswell, Ph.D., Director and Distinguished Professor
of Civil Engineering, Region 2 University Transportation Research
Center, The City College of New York
Lead Co-Principal Investigator Priority 1,
Co-Director for Application
• Robert F. Baker, M.S., Assistant Director, Research &
Technology Transfer for the University Transportation Research Center
Region 2, City College of New York
Associate Investigator
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Team:
•Joseph Berechman, Ph.D., Professor of Transportation Economics
& Planning, Tel Aviv University; Senior Research Associate – Region 2,
University Transportation Research Center, City College of New York
Co-Principal Investigator Priority 1
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Team:
• Sam Yahalom, Ph.D., Professor of Economics, Director
of Research, New York Strategic Center for Port and
Maritime Security, Maritime College State University of
New York
Co-Principal Investigator Priority 1
• Anthony Palmiotti, Director of Continuing Education
SUNY Maritime College
Associate Investigator
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Team:
• Chuck Kozub, Assistant Director,Workplace Safety
National Transit Institute
Co-Principal Investigator Priority 2
•Paul Larrouse, M.S., Director, National Transit Institute
Associate Investigator
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Team:
•William Ayen, Ph.D., Director, Network Information and Space
Security Center (NISSC) and Research Professor
Lead Co-Principal Investigator Priority 2
•Vernon “Dale” Jones, Ph.D., Director of Research, Network
Information and Space Security Center (NISSC)
Associate Investigator
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Team:
• Charles C. Benight, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology,
Associate Professor of Psychology; Director of the CU-Trauma Studies &
Resource Center; Director of Clinical Training, Department of Psychology
Co-Principal Investigator Priority 3
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Research Partners Team:
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Ernest J. Pucillo, Co-Investigator , Inspector, Commanding Officer, Interagency Counter Terrorism
Task Force, Police Department MTA, Priority 1 & 2
Elizabeth Cleek, Psy.D., Co-Investigator, Director of Program Design and Evaluation, ICL, Inc.,
Priority 3
Joseph Finn, Co-Investigator, Captain, Commanding Officer, Office of Counter Terrorism, NYPD,
Priority 1 & 2
David Longshore, Co-Investigator , Director of Special Programs, New York City Office of
Emergency Management, Priority 1-2-3
George Contreras, MPH, MS, Co-Investigator , Bureau of Emergency Management, New York
City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Priority 1-2-3
John S. Chow, AICP, Co-Investigator, Co-Director, Office of Professional Practice, Parsons
Brinckerhoff Ltd PB Telecommunications, Inc., Priority 1-2
Chris Schielein, Co-Investigator, Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI), Priority
1-2
Robert E. Bellhouse, Co-Investigator , Executive Director, Disaster Resource Network an initiative
of the World Economic Forum, Priority 1-2
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Consultants to Team:
• Alexander McMeeking, M.D. – NYU Medical Center (infectious
disease), Priority 1-2-3
• David Duff, M.P.A. – Manager, Emergency Preparedness NYU
School of Medicine, Priority 1-2
• John A. Gibbs, Ph.D. – Professor, Chemistry; Chair, Department
of Physical, Environmental & Computer Sciences; Program
Coordinator, B.S. Degree Program in Environmental Science; Medgar
Evers College, City University of New York (CUNY), Priority 2
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Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence
HS – Center Application
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