Hastily formed networks—chaos to recovery
MacKinnon, Douglas J.
MetadataShow full item record
Historically, response to catastrophic events has failed to reestablish communications rapidly, resulting in an extension of the chaotic response phase. Communication is not simply a support service but an independent strategic imperative within the crisis response system. Current domestic crisis management acknowledges that a communications system is indispensable yet continues to prioritize and utilize communications as a support function. This thesis considers the centrality of the communications system binding complex emerging systems. The goal for crisis response is also to stabilize disrupted and interrelated systems that define a modern society. A communications system is the key element that allows systems to self-organize, adapt, and exert control over the chaos. Defining the role of communications requires an understanding of complexity, chaos, systems, and network evolution. There is a need to change crisis response organizations to reflect a modern understanding of the changing technical environment, and the foundational function communications serves in linking dynamic complex systems. This thesis also identifies the forces unleashed in the aftermath of a catastrophic event and illustrates how the rapid restoration of communications is required for successful crisis response.
RightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
An architectural framework for describing Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems Ward, Michael P. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2004-09);Two recent trends have raised concerns about the security and stability of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems. The first is a move to define standard interfaces and communications protocols in support ...
Emergency preparedness and response systems Alvarez, Maria Doris (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2006-09);The objective of this thesis is to review and analyze the current Command and Control communications used by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services and provide best business practices of Emergency ...
Financial analysis of hastily-formed networks Gawaran, Edmond J. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2006-09);One of the common lessons learned from the 11 September Terrorist Attacks in 2001, Southeast Asia Tsunami in 2004 and Hurricane Katrina in 2005, was there were major command and control (C2) and information challenges ...