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dc.contributor.advisorDahl, Erik
dc.contributor.advisorMoltz, Clay
dc.contributor.authorDixon, Candice Kiara
dc.dateSep-16
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-02T17:18:25Z
dc.date.available2016-11-02T17:18:25Z
dc.date.issued2016-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/50532
dc.description.abstractNear Earth Objects (NEOs) present one of the greatest threats to Earth, but currently there is no U.S. or international response and mitigation strategy in place for a NEO impact. This thesis examines case studies from two other high impact low probability (HILP) events—earthquakes and volcanoes—with the intent of applying lessons learned to the formulation of a NEO mitigation strategy. The case studies include domestic and international examples, offering insights into the critical areas of education and training, infrastructure, and communications. Considering the destructiveness of the threat, it would be in the best interests of global leaders to develop a NEO strategy that uses best response practices from these other events. This thesis recommends the use of an early warning system, greater involvement of leadership, and crowdsourcing ideas beyond the public sector.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/theusresponseton1094550532
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleThe U.S. response to NEOs: avoiding a black swan eventen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.subject.authorNear Earth Objecten_US
dc.subject.authorNEOen_US
dc.subject.authorHILPen_US
dc.subject.authormitigationen_US
dc.description.serviceCivilian, Department of the Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts in Security Studies (Homeland Security and Defense)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Homeland Security and Defense)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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