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Moran, Kevin S.

Works: 4 works in 6 publications in 1 language and 5 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Kevin S Moran
Bioterrorism and threat assessment by Gary Ackerman( )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries 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
Assessing the Threat to Critical Infrastructure by Gary Ackerman( )

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

Bioterrorism and threat assessment by Gary Ackerman( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The world's 500 largest Service Corporations( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report on the 1991 performance in the service industry worldwide. The service companies are ranked in eight lines of business, from diversified services and live insurance to retailing and utilities. The companies are listed alphabetically within each country and the headquarters city and phone number are given.--SCAD summary
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Audience level: 0.68 (from 0.52 for Bioterrori ... to 1.00 for The world' ...)

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Moran, Kevin