Advancing Full Spectrum Resilience
At The 2012 Critical Infrastructure Symposium, Lt. Col. Steve Hart, Ph.D., P.E., USA, and Wayne Boone, Ph.D., Carleton University, proposed the concept of “Full Spectrum Resilience” as an integrated understanding of resilience across the Levels of Resilience, the Range of Impact and the All-Hazards Environment. This concept provides a frame of reference for relating new and existing resilience initiatives to each other in order to form a comprehensive body of knowledge and practice. The 2013 Symposium will move this concept from theory to practice. The paper explaining Full Spectrum Resilience, along with all presentations for the 2012 Symposium can be found on the TISP website at the Proceedings for 2012 TCIS.
What are the Objectives of the Symposium?
The Symposium is an important annual gathering for experts and institutions promoting critical infrastructure protection and resilience (CIP/R) programs and professional services. The Symposium’s main goals are to:
• Promote the exchange of ideas and experiences among students, educators, practitioners and government officials developing CIP/R programs and professional services.
• Offer Full Spectrum Resilience training and professional development to educators and practitioners.
• Strengthen CIP/R professional, research and educational networks and establishing a broader CIP/R community of practice.
The Symposium began in 2010 with 65 participants. In 2012, 150 participants from 40 organizations participated in the event—including an impressive collection of academic institutions; local, state and government officials; private companies; and professional societies. Today, the Symposium is a collaborative learning community of students, educators, practitioners and government officials engaged in developing the next generation of critical infrastructure protection and resilience leaders, technologies and strategies.