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Counterterrorism and Homeland Security

   A New World Is Here: Guest Editor's Introduction
   H. W. Ko

   The Johns Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response
   K. Kohri, C. K. Latimer, C. L. Catlett, J. J. Scheulen, and G. D. Kelen

   The ESSENCE II Disease Surveillance Test Bed for the National Capital Area
   J. S. Lombardo

   Development, Adaptation, and Assessment of Alerting Algorithms for Biosurveillance
   H. S. Burkom

   Weather and Climate Effects on Disease Background Levels
   S. M. Babin

   Evaluation of Over-the-Counter Pharmaceutical Sales as a Possible Early Warning Indicator of Human Disease
   S. F. Magruder

   Simulated Release of Plague in Montgomery County, Maryland
   S. L. Happel Lewis, P. N. Cutchis, S. M. Babin, and H. S. Burkom

   Countermeasures Against Chemical/Biological Attacks in the Built Environment
   H. W. Ko

   Modeling the Transport and Dispersion of Airborne Contaminants: A Review of Techniques and Approaches
   J. F. Garten, C. E. Schemm, and A. R. Croucher

   Simulation of Bio-Agent Release in a Room or Office Space
   S. M. Scorpio, R. P. Roger, and A. Brandt

   The APL Chemical and Biological Test and Evaluation Center
   M. A. Carlson, J. K. Chambers, P. N. Cutchis, and H. W. Ko

  Miscellanea

   APL Awards for Publications, Research and Development, and Inventions for 2002
   L. L. Maier-Tyler

   Publications, Presentations, Colloquia, Patents (2003), and Author Index (2003)
   Compiled by L. M. Mercer

   Inside Front Cover Editorial Information

   Inside Back Cover Illustration
   Designed by R. A. Walker

   Editorial Collage
   Designed by K. R. Moscati
Icon The Cover: APL is making significant contributions to homeland defense against assymmetric attack, especially in the area of counter-bioterrorism. Systems engineering practice is helping to marry traditional microbiology with advances in sampling, sensor surveillance, and signal processing. (Cover design by Kenneth R. Moscati.)

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