Automated Decision Aid System for Hazardous Incidents (Adashi)

An Incident Response and Training Tool for Chemical/Biological Hazards
  • James Genovese
  • Arthur Stuempfle
Conference paper
Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAII, volume 174)


Defense Secretary William Cohen has long expressed concern about the threat posed by weapons of mass destruction and the country’s vulnerability to an attack on its own soil. In 1997, Cohen commented that the threat posed by the proliferation of such weapons, is “the greatest threat that any of us will face in the coming years”. A year earlier, Congress passed the Defense Against Weapons of Mass Destruction Act, which designated the Department of Defense as lead agency for responding to an attack by terrorists using chemical or biological hazards. As a result of the law, known as the Nunn-Lugar-Domenici Act, the Defense Department created the Domestic Preparedness Program to train local and state officials most likely to be first responders in the event of such an attack.


Decision Mode Personal Protective Equipment Hazard Mitigation Mass Casualty Incident Terrorist Incident 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • James Genovese
    • 1
  • Arthur Stuempfle
    • 2
  1. 1.Aberdeen Proving GroundEdgewood Chemical Biological CenterUSA
  2. 2.OptiMetrics, Inc.AbingdonUK

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