The American homeland security enterprise was established eleven days after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) unified organizations from 22 federal agencies. In addition to responding to unprecedented technological challenges, DHS leadership has forged linkages between federal, state and regional entities, some of which had previously been prohibited from collaborating, or even sharing information.
Collaborative governance is the ascendant paradigm in Public Administration and Public Policy. It aims to empower stakeholders with competing interests to arrive at a consensus and make recommendations regarding a policy or program. Dr. Boadi posits that collaborative governance processes can be enhanced through the application of Systems/Systems-of-Systems Engineering principles and methodologies.
This presentation discusses the generic application of SE and SoS principles and methodologies to notional nuclear/radiological counter-terrorism scenarios and activities.
Dr. Antonia Boadi is a member of the Physics Department at CSU Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) where she serves as Director of the Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence. She completed a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at the University of Southern California. Since 2001, she has served as Principle Investigator on an uninterrupted stream of external grant funding from Verizon, U.S. Department of Education, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Dr. Boadi developed the curriculum for CSUDH’s graduate Systems Engineering program which, pending final authorization, will welcome its first cohort during the 2020-2021 academic year. She founded PROWESS, the PaRtnership of Women Excelling as Scientists and Scholars, a puberty-to-Ph.D. pipeline with funding from the Verizon Foundation.
Dr. Boadi was awarded a Career Development Grant by the Department of Homeland Security to pursue a second doctoral degree in Public Policy with an emphasis in Counter-Terrorism. She is a member of INCOSE’s Anti-Terrorism Working Group.