In the Asia-Pacific test case, the Security Impact Assessment improved security, safety and management - clearly a better value for investors, taxpayers and the government. The U.S. government should follow suit.
William J. Malampy is the Deputy Director of the Center on Terrorism & Counter-Terrorism (CT&CT) at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia, PA. He is also a Senior Fellow at the CT&CT.
John Piper is a member of the faculty of the Security Executive Council and former manager of global security engineering and risk management for ExxonMobil Corp., as well as a Senior Fellow for FPRI.
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