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Port Security War Game: Implications for U.S. Supply Chains

Topics: Supply Chain,

This report published by Booz Allen Hamilton highlights a simulated "war game" that was used to assess the vulnerability of America's supply chains to a terrorist attack with a dirty bomb. The simulation revealed that such an attack could cripple global trade and devastate the nation's economy. The simulation involved both government officials and private entities, including policymakers from the Department of Transportation, several offices and agencies within the Department of Homeland Security, intelligence agencies, port authorities, and CEOs and executives from transportation carriers, technology firms, industry associations, and supply chain representatives from automobile and food/beverage manufacturers and distributors. The report highlights several "lessons learned" from the simulation, including the necessity of public-private partnerships and the requirement that security be embedded, not "bolted on," among others.

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