Providing the Trucking Industry and TSA with Real-Time Situational Awareness
Hazardous shipments identified and ranked for risk on-the-fly with system for monitoring and mitigating safety and security concerns on America's highways.
FACTOR prototyped a system to provide data and information for use by the trucking industry and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for situational awareness of high-security risk highway hazmat shipments. The system, which utilizes real-time truck and trailer tracking messages, includes a sophisticated risk model based on a security risk methodology we developed. This threat, vulnerability, and consequence-based “Risk Engine” scores each truck based on its current position and the quantity and type of hazardous materials (i.e., Toxic Inhalation Hazard, Explosive, and Radiological) it is carrying.
To support this effort, FACTOR consolidated the data for the regulated materials classified as highway-security-sensitive materials from numerous databases and mapped them to allowed package types to allot the appropriate risk mitigation parameters to a particular shipment and eliminate the possibility of incorrectly assigned shipment configurations.