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The resources on this page are provided to assist security planners in conducting risk assessments.

For more information on evaluating bomb-related risk, see Lesson Three of the Bomb Countermeasures for Security Professionals CD-ROM.

Risk Assessment Software

Applied Research Associates
Southern Division
112 Monument Place
Vicksburg, MS 39180
Tel. 601.638.5401

In addition to their expertise in security engineering, ARA's software development team has created several programs to assist security planners and structural engineers in evaluating physical security and blast vulnerability. Two of these programs include ATAssessor (blast vulnerability analysis) and ATPlanner (physical security analysis).


2568A Riva Road
Suite 304
Annapolis, MD 21401
Tel. 410.224.4773

Produces a complete line of risk assessment software programs to meet the needs of organizations ranging from schools to government facilities.

Threat Information

Government Reports

Terrorism in the United States 1997
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Terrorism in the United States 1996
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Patterns of Global Terrorism (1998, 1997, 1996, 1995)
US State Department

Statistical survey of trends in terorrist activity throughout the world. Published annually.

Project Megiddo
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Report prepared by the FBI in 1999, surveying the ideologies and intentions of various extremist groups to determine the potential for millennial violence.

Significant Incidents of Political Violence Against Americans: 1997
Office of Intelligence and Threat Analysis, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, US State Dept.

Significant Incidents of Political Violence Against Americans: 1996
Office of Intelligence and Threat Analysis, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, US State Dept.

Significant Incidents of Political Violence Against Americans: 1995
Office of Intelligence and Threat Analysis, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, US State Dept.

Public-Private Information Exchange Programs

Overseas Security Advisory Council
Bureau of Diplomatic Security
U.S.State Department
Washington, D.C. 20522-1003
Telephone: 202.663.0533

Joint venture for the exchange of security and threat information between the US State Department and American businesses abroad. Administered by the Bureau of Diplomatic Security.

Terrorism News and Information Services

Center for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence
University of St. Andrews

CDISS Terrorism Programme
Center for Defence and International Studies

Conflict Archive on Northern Ireland
Archive of articles and stories on the history of the "troubles" in NI.

EmergencyNet News
Emergency Response and Research Institute

INCORE: Conflict Data Service
Subscription service providing information and analyses on conflicts and political tensions worldwide.

Jane's IntelWeb Terrorism Watch Reports
A subscription service from Jane's Information Group

Klanwatch Intelligence Project
Southern Poverty Law Center

Kukui Roadhouse: International Terrorism Review

Middle East Intelligence Bulletin
Free monthly online publication of the United States Committee for a Free Lebanon addressing strategic and political developments in the Middle East.

OSAC Global News
Daily headlines of news affecting the security interests of businesses operating abroad.

OSAC Updates
Recent updates for OSAC crime reports, security incident reports, country snapshots and upcoming dates of significance.

A subscription information service on terrorism and security related topics. Includes threat news, country/regional threat analyses, city information, etc.. A service of the Ackerman Group, Inc..

Spotlight News Updates
International Policy Institute for Counterterrorism

Terrorism Research Center

Terrorism Update
Anti-Defamation League

















Consulting and Training

Extremists Online

Government Agencies

Online Publications


Risk Assessment Resources

Organizations and Associations