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An Article from the February 2003 JOM-e: A Web-Only Supplement to JOM

Toni Marechaux is director of the National Materials Advisory Board in Washington, D.C.
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LETTER TO EDITOR

Overview: Homeland Security

Opportunities and Issues in Homeland Security: Opening Remarks

Toni Marechaux

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OTHER PRESENTATIONS IN THE SERIES

EDITOR'S NOTE: During the 2002 TMS Fall Meeting in Columbus, Ohio, the symposium Opportunities and Issues in Homeland Security was cosponsored by The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society and ASM International. The speakers' slides from several of the presentations were collected and converted to into portable document format (PDF) files for viewing as this month's JOM-e.

This paper introduces the talks to follow and provides a brief overview of the recently released National Research Council report Making the Nation Safer: The Role of Science and Technology in Countering Terrorism. The report includes general principles and strategies, including identifying and repairing the weakest links in vulnerable systems and infrastructures and searching for technologies that reduce costs or provide ancillary benefits to civil society to ensure a sustainable effort against terrorist threats.

For more information, contact Toni Maréchaux at National Research Council, 500 Fifth St. NW, National Materials Advisory Board, Washington, D.C., 20001; e-mail tmarecha@nas.edu.


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