Accession Number : ADP002924

Title :   Threat Assessments...'Horse Before the Cart',


Personal Author(s) : Lowrey,P. R.

Report Date : 01 JUN 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : A threat assessment is a detailed risk analysis of an organization or system to determine weakness in security or survivability. Assessments include checklists and analytical methods for gaining the raw data necessary for the comprehensive analysis. Threat assessments are exhaustive efforts which must be accomplished prior to fielding a major system. The main purpose of a security and survivability program is to offer the best protection to the system it is designed to protect. A wholehearted assessment effort must be accomplished during the material acquisition process. Although the cost of security and survivability program is an important factor, it varies with demands for operational efficiency and the stages and components in the system.

Descriptors :   *Area security, *Threat evaluation, Risk, Organizations, Operational effectiveness, Security, Survivability, Policies, Acquisition, Military procurement, Management planning and control, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE