New book explores counter-terrorism technology and policy

The U.S. government's response to the catastrophic events of September 11th has been far-reaching, from creating new laws and deploying new security systems to pursuing emerging science and technology research. While no one contests that advanced and emerging information technologies are needed to further our cause in fighting a secretive and networked enemy, charges that such technology violates the civil liberties of the American public continue to persist.

Providing vital information that will promote informed approaches to these technologies, "Emergent Information Technologies and Enabling Policies for Counter-Terrorism" (Wiley-IEEE Press; May 2006; $115.00; Cloth; 0-471-77615-7) addresses cutting-edge counter-terrorism technologies as well as several key policy enablers. This book incorporates numerous contributions from authorities and experts in the field who have been charged with protecting our nation from terrorist attacks while preserving our civil liberties.

Presenting new concepts and innovative technologies, this timely resource covers such topics as:

  • Counter-terrorism modeling
  • Computational social science
  • Information and knowledge management
  • The Semantic Web
  • Collaboration and intelligence sharing
  • Multi-lingual text processing
  • Social network and link analysis
  • Legal and policy structures for counter-terrorism and privacy protection
"Emergent Information Technologies and Enabling Policies for Counter-Terrorism" is an essential resource for systems developers, information technology researchers, policy scholars, decision-makers, and practitioners.


About the Editors:

Robert L. Popp, Ph.D., is Executive Vice President of human-centered engineering firm Aptima, Inc. Dr. Popp served five years as a senior executive within the Defense Department. Dr. Popp was the second-ranking official on the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Total Information Awareness (TIA) program and the Information Awareness Office (IAO), serving as the Deputy to Dr. John Poindexter, retired Admiral and former National Security Advisor to President Reagan. A member of the Defense Science Board and Senior Member of the IEEE, Dr. Popp holds two patents, has authored many papers and has provided numerous media interviews on terrorism-related topics.

John Yen, Ph.D., is University Professor and Professor-in-Charge in the College of Information Sciences and Technology at the Pennsylvania State University. A member and Fellow of the IEEE, Dr. Yen holds one patent and is the author or co-author of numerous papers and books on emergent information technologies.

About Wiley-IEEE Press:
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