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Counterterrorism and Homeland Security
Volume 24, Number 4 (October–December 2003)

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.

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


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

APL Celebrates 80 Years of

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