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Ackerman, Gary 1973-

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Works: 12 works in 29 publications in 1 language and 318 library holdings
Genres: History  Nonfiction television programs  Special events television coverage  Legislative hearings 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Gary Ackerman
Jihadists and weapons of mass destruction by Gary Ackerman( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title explores the nexus formed when malevolent actors access malignant means. Written for professionals, academics, and policymakers working at the forefront of counter terrorism efforts, "Jihadists and Weapons of Mass Destruction" is an authoritative and comprehensive work addressing the threat of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in the hands of jihadists, both historically and looking toward the future threat environment. Providing insight on one of the foremost security issues of the 21st century, this seminal resource effectively: documents current trends in the ideology, strategy, and tactics of jihadists as these relate to WMD; includes a section devoted to jihadist involvement with chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear weapons; explores the role of intelligence, law enforcement, and policymakers in anticipating, deterring, and mitigating WMD attacks; provides an overview of nonproliferation policies designed to keep WMD out of the hands of jihadists; conducts a groundbreaking quantitative empirical analysis of jihadist behavior; and, elicits leading experts' estimates of the future WMD threat from jihadists. Leading international experts clearly differentiate between peaceful Muslims and jihadists, exploring how jihadists translate their extreme and violent ideology into strategy. They also focus on WMD target selection and the spread of WMD knowledge in jihadist communities. Devoid of sensationalism, this multidimensional evaluation adds a heightened level of sophistication to our understanding of the prospects for and nature of jihadist WMD terrorism. Gary Ackerman is Research Director of the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), a Department of Homeland Security National Center of Excellence based at the University of Maryland. His research work focuses on threat assessment and terrorism involving unconventional weapons. Jeremy Tamsett is a consultant for Henley-Putnam University and an analyst at the Center for Terrorism and Intelligence Studies (CETIS), a research center dedicated to identifying, better comprehending, and accurately assessing the present and future security threats stemming from a variety of violence-prone extremists and their enablers. He has served as Project Manager for the U.S. Government funded Critical Infrastructure Terrorist Attack database and Global Terrorism Database (GTD)
Lobbying tips for social workers( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Congressman Gary Ackerman talks to social workers about the lobbying process and how they can become involved
Beyond arson? A threat assessment of the Earth Liberation Front by Gary Ackerman( )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bioterrorism and threat assessment by Gary Ackerman( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

During the last week of October 2004, newspapers, wire services and Internet sites around the globe ran stories concerning the release of a new British Medical Association report on biological weapons. Many of these stories led with lines such as, "Biological weapons that target selected ethnic groups could become part of the terrorists' arsenal ..." and, "The threat from biological weapons has outstripped that from chemical and nuclear arms because of 'riotous' progress of biotechnology." Such media provides an interesting perspective on the unique challenges associated with efforts to address the threat of bioterrorism. On the one hand, much of the media's recent coverage successfully captured the BMA report's two fundamental theses that: (1) developments in science -- and biotechnology, in particular -- are making possible disturbing, new opportunities for the weaponization of biological agents and bioterrorism; and (2) without greater focus and commitment by governments around th world, such development have the potential to rapidly outpace the international community's ability to respond to and manage associated dangers. On the other hand, the coverage tended to focus on the report's discussion of worst case bio-attack scenarios and highlight the report's most dramatic -- but least immediately realistic -- examples of possible bioterrorism (such as attacks that make use of genetically engineered agents capable of selectively targeting specific ethnic groups). The result of such coverage is that many in the public are left with the correct impression that bioterrorism is a real danger, but also with an incorrect impression concerning the actual scope and nature of the existing threat. The widespread attention that bioterrorism receives today is both significant and new. Up until the past decade, the prospect of someone other than a state using biological weapons was largely confined to the realm of fiction and a small cadre of biowarfare experts. The use of the toxic chemical sarin by the Japanese cult Aum Shinrikyo in the Tokyo subway system in 1995 drew the attention of both policymakers and counterterrorism experts to the possibility that at least some terrorists and other non-state actors may indeed be willing and able to engage in mass-casualty attacks using unconventional weapons. However, it was only in late 2001, when an as yet unidentified perpetrator sent weapons-grade preparations of Bacillus anthracis -- the organism that causes anthrax -- through the mail, that the world's citizens became keenly aware of the notion that violent non-state actors might seek to use harmful biological agents in terrorist acts
Connections Can Be Toxic : Terrorist Organizational Factors and the Pursuit of CBRN Weapons by Victor H Asal( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ackerman : a visual moment : the intuitive insight of Gary Ackerman by Gary Ackerman( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Developments in North Korea( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Congress is seriously concerned about nuclear developments in North Korea. Korea signed the IAEA nuclear non-proliferation treaty in 1986, but have now changed their opinion. They will no longer permit verification of nuclear facilities. Japan is not ready to stop the transfer of funds by Koreans in Japan. The Chinese might veto sanctions in the U.N. The U.S. might have to act unilaterally with force because U.S. national security is involved
Electric load forecasting scenario design by Stanford University( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Case of Ramzi Yousef by Gary Ackerman( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Assessing the Threat to Critical Infrastructure by Gary Ackerman( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[Excerpt from the House Financial Subcommittee on Capital Markets as it hears AIG CEO Edward M. Liddy's testimony on bonuses paid to employees after the bail-out] by United States( Recording )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Excerpt from the House Financial Subcommittee on Capital Markets as it hears AIG CEO Edward M. Liddy's testimony concerning the bonuses paid to employees after the company was bailed out with taxpayer money. Liddy refuses to divulge the names of the employees who received bonuses because of fear of their personal safety. Questions are asked by these Representatives: Paul Kanjorski (D-PA), Barney Frank (D-MA), Spencer Bachus (R-AL), Gary Ackerman (D-NY), Michael Castle (R-DE), Brad Sherman (D-CA), Donald Manzullo (R-IL), Judy Biggert (R-IL), Joe Baca (D-CA)
Manned Gaming and Simulation Relating to Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction: A Review of the Literature( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is within this context that the Advanced Systems and Concepts Office of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA/ASCO) commissioned the WMD Terrorism Research Project at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) to undertake a literature review of manned gaming and simulations of terrorist threats that involve WMD. The review was conducted mainly on the basis of open-source literature, but also includes some sources categorized 'For Official Use Only'. No classified sources were consulted in compiling this report. The primary goal of this project was to collect as much of the open source literature on manned gaming and simulations of terrorism involving WMD as possible, organize these data, and present them in an accessible format. In the course of the project, project investigators supplemented these goals by abstracting and analyzing certain aspects of these manned simulations
 
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Jihadists and weapons of mass destruction
Alternative Names
Ackerman, Gary A. 1973-

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