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Monday, August 03, 2009
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CNLS Conference Room (TA-3, Bldg 1690)

Seminar

Dr. Kadtke will address the following questions:

Jim Kadtke
George Mason University Center for Infrastructure Protection

What are strategic issues impacting use of modeling and simulation (M&S) to support DHS and the homeland security community? What are state-of-art technical tools? What are near term actions we can take to improve the situation? His presentation will include discussions of several modeling and simulation paradigms, including Nonlinear Dynamics, Complex Systems, Complex Networks, System Dynamics, Pattern ID, Relational Databases (NORA), User Cognitive Aspects, and Collaboration and Consensus building tools (ABPM ). The GMU Center for Infrastructure Protection is internationally recognized as a leading facilitator and provider of infrastructure protection programs that help secure and defend the United States and its allies. This Center integrates law, policy, and technology to conduct comprehensive infrastructure protection analysis and research. Current research topics at the center that may be of interest to the Sandia community include; cyber security, physical security, information sharing between public and private sectors, privacy concerns, risk management, and resilience of critical infrastructures, energy infrastructure recovery and reconstruction. James Kadtke received his PhD in physics from Brown University in 1987, including two years as a graduate fellow at Los Alamos National Lab, and then spent over ten years as a research faculty at the University of California at San Diego. He also served as the Chief Scientist at Nonlinear Solutions, Inc. and a consultant to the DoD and private industry on defense science. From 1999 to 2001 he was a Fellow at the Rand Science and Technology Policy Institute, supporting the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and afterward spent a year as a Fellow on the Science Committee in the US House of Representatives. He then served over three years on the staff of Senator John Warner of Virginia, where he handled technology, defense, and homeland security issues. Recently, he has served as Executive Director of the Accelerating Innovation Foundation, and is currently an Adjunct Faculty at the National Defense University, and a Research Associate at George Mason University.

Host: Robert Ecke