Regarding packaging, how are bioterrorism, counterfeit, and tamper-evident packaging defenses similar in threat minimization and theoretical costs of incident?
A. First off, determining the cost effectiveness of the various forms of counter terrorism tactics and threat minimization is currently and constantly in the process of being assessed and analyzed by the DHS- Department of Homeland Security. They have a program called CREATE that focuses its efforts on the costs, risks, and consequences of terrorism, which includes the costs, risks and consequences of counter terrorism, including tamper evident packaging. The following is information about CREATE, its funding, and its aims.
CREATE's research activities cover three interconnected modeling and analysis areas:
Risk Assessment involves an investigation of the threats, vulnerabilities and consequences of terorism attacks.
Economic Assessment includes the estimation of direct and indirect economic impacts, resilience, and cost-benefit analyses of counter-terrorism options.
Risk Management comprises the development, evaluation and implementation of alternative ways to prevent, protect or respond to terrorism. (http://create.usc.edu/)
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The cost effectiveness of the various forms of counter terrorism tactics and threat minimization is assessed.