NATURAL DISASTERS AND INFRASTRUCTURE DAMAGE/INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION, VULNERABILITY ANALYSIS, AND NETWORK ARCHITECTURES

Module 3 – SLP
INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION, VULNERABILITY ANALYSIS, AND NETWORK ARCHITECTURES
Draft Paper Submission
Submit your draft copy of your report for a critique prior to final submission.
The Draft copy will not be critiqued for English or punctuation. Suggestions will be made to incorporate in the final report.
SLP Assignment Expectations
Length: This Case Assignment should be at least 10 pages not counting the title page and references.
References: At least two references should be included from academic sources (e.g. peer-reviewed journal articles). Required readings are included. Quoted material should not exceed 10% of the total paper (since the focus of these assignments is critical thinking). Use your own words and build on the ideas of others. When material is copied verbatim from external sources, it MUST be enclosed in quotes. The references should be cited within the text and also listed at the end of the assignment in the References section (preferably in APA format).
Organization: Subheadings should be used to organize your paper according to question.
The following items will be assessed in particular:
? Relevance: All content is connected to the question.
? Precision: Specific question is addressed. Statements, facts, and statistics are specific and accurate.
? Depth of discussion: Student presents and integrates points that lead to deeper issues.
? Breadth: Multiple perspectives and references, multiple issues and factors considered.
? Evidence: Points are well-supported with facts, statistics and references.
? Logic: Presented discussion makes sense, conclusions are logically supported by premises, statements, or factual information.
Objectivity: Student avoids use of first person and subjective bias.

Required Reading
Behr, P, (2011). Many U.S. nuclear plants ill-prepared to handle simultaneous threats. Scientific American. Retrieved from:http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=many-us-nuclear-plants-ill-prepared-to-handle-simultaneous-threats
Miller, R. (2007). Hurricane Katrina: Communications and Infrastructure Impacts. US Army War College. Retrieved from: https://blackboard.angelo.edu/bbcswebdav/institution/LFA/CSS/Course%20Material/BOR4301/Readings/Hurricane%20Katrina%20Communications%20%26%20Infrastructure%20Impacts.pdf
National infrastructure protection plan (2009). [Read 5.1 A. Coordinated National Approach to the Homeland Security Mission, pp. 71-75]. Retrieved from:http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/NIPP_Plan.pdf
National infrastructure protection plan Website (2013). Retrieved from:
https://www.dhs.gov/national-infrastructure-protection-plan
Transportation infrastructure protection (2012). The National ITS Protection. Retrieved from:http://www.iteris.com/itsarch/html/mp/mpem05.htm
Grass GIS: https://grass.osgeo.org/
Recommended Sites
Disaster and Emergency Management on the Internet.http://www.keele.ac.uk/depts/por/disaster.htm
Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System.http://www.gdacs.org/
Natural Disaster News. http://www.topix.com/news/natural-disasters
NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory. http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/

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