2007 SCOTSEM Meeting: Establishing the Next Generation of Transportation Security

National Academies Beckman Conference Center, Irvine CA

August 26-29, 2007

Meeting Minutes: 2007 SCOTS Meeting Minutes

Summary of States' Activities: 2007 States' Activities Summary

Strategic Issues Summary (Based on Breakout Session Discussions): 2007 Strategic Issues Summary


Sun, Aug 26

1:00 - 5:00 AASHTO SCOTS Leadership Team (Invited guests only)

5:00 Reception

Mon, Aug 27

8:30 - 9:00 Welcome (David Ekern)

9:00 - 10:30 Keynote Addresses (Bill Arrington, TSA; Tony Kane, AASHTO; Stephan Parker, TRB; Mike Lowder, USDOT

10:30 - 10:45 Break

10:45 - 12:30 State DOT Issues and Activities (D. Ekern, Virginia DOT, Moderator)

12:30 - 1:30 Lunch

1:30 - 2:45 National Context for SCOTS Reorganization (Jeff Western, WisDOT, Moderator)

2:45 - 3:00 Break

3:00 - 5:00 National Context for SCOTS Reorganization, Part 2 (John Contestabile, Maryland DOT, Moderator)

Tue, Aug 28

8:30 - 9:00 Keynote Presentations (David Ekern, VDOT, Presiding)

Rod Diridon, Mineta Transportation Institute

Brian Michael Jenkins, Mineta Transportation Institute

9:00 - 9:45 Cooperative Research Programs Security Research (S.A. Parker, TRB)

9:45 - 10:30 Security Fundamentals for DOTs (Joe Crossett, TransTech Management)

Security Research Plan (Peter Haas, Mineta Transportation Institute)

10:30 - 10:45 Break

10:45 - 11:45 FHWA and DHS Reports

11:45 - Noon Identification of Research Priorities (David Ekern, Moderator)

Noon - 1:00 Research Priorities Breakout Groups

2:30 - 2:45 Break

2:45 - 4:30 Breakout Group Reports

4:30 - 5:30 Reception

Weds, Aug 29

8:30 - Noon SCOTS Business Meeting

1:00 - 4:30 SCOTS Leadership/20-59 Panel Meeting (Invited guests only)


Welcome and Opening Remarks - Jeff Western (Western--Welcome and Opening Remarks)

David Ekern Videotaped Remarks (Ekern address to SCOTS.wmv)

Truck Bomb Movie (Movie Truck Bomb.mpg)

National Infrastructure Protection Plan - John Voeller, DHS Representative, National Science & Technology Council, Office of Science & Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President (Voeller--The National Context for SCOTS Reorganization--CIP R-and-D Plan and National Infrastructure Protection Plan)

TSA Risk Analysis Activities - Ely Kahn (TSA) (Kahn--TSA Risk Analysis Activities)

Balancing Resources to Risk - LCDR Brady Downs, USCG (Downs--USCG Balancing Resources to Risk)

National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP), Transportation Sector Specific Plan (TSSP)
and The TSSP R&D Working Group - Mark T. Torbeck, TSA/OPT/OST (Torbeck--TSA National Infrastructure Protection Plan--Transportation Sector Specific Plan and The TSSP R-and-D Working Group)

FHWA Emergency Transportation Operations - Laurel Radow, FHWA (Radow--FHWA Emergency Transportation Operations)

An All Hazards Context for Coordinated, All Modes, Security-Related Research - Stephan Parker, TRB (Parker--An All Hazards Context for Coordinated All Modes Security-Related Research)

The Terrorist Threat to Surface Transportation - Brian Michael Jenkins, National Transportation Security Center, Mineta Transportation Institute (Jenkins--The Terrorist Threat to Surface Transportation)

NCHRP Security Research Plan - Dr. Peter Haas, National Transportation Security Center, Mineta Transportation Institute (Haas--NCHRP 20-59(25) Security Research Plan--Gap Analysis Report)

FHWA Pooled Fund Study/Professional Capacity Building Program - Dan Ferezan, FHWA (Ferezan--FHWA Highway Infrastructure Security and Emergency Management--Pooled Fund Study--Professional Capacity Building)

Role of National Labs in Transportation Security - Tom Ewing, Associate Division Director, Nuclear Engineering Division, Argonne National Laboratory (Ewing--ANL Role of National Labs in Transportation Security)

Security Strategic Research Plan - Bridges and Structures - Sheila Duwadi, FHWA, Turner Fairbank Center (Duwadi--FHWA Security--Strategic Research Plan)

Fundamentals of Effective All-Hazards and Security Management for State DOTs - Joe Crossett, TransTech Management (Crossett-Schauer--NCHRP 20-59(16B) Fundamentals of Effective All-Hazards and Security Management for State DOTs)

Bridge Topics - Steve Ernst, FHWA (Ernst--FHWA Infrastructure Protection--Bridge Topics)

Infrastructure Protection Transportation Sector - Daniel Schultz, Office of Infrastructure Protection (IP) U.S. Department of Homeland Security (Schultz--The National Context for SCOTS Reorganization--Infrastructure Protection--Transportation Sector)

Overview of SCOTS - John Contestabile (Contestabile--The National Context for SCOTS Reorganization Part 2)