Achieving effective Homeland Security requires the instantiation of automatic, intelligent and vigilant systems of systems, which integrate a diverse array of sensor, signal, and information processing technologies. While the cost and performance envelopes of in-situ and remote sensing systems continuously improve, synergistically combining these sensory inputs to provide actionable, utilitarian information presents significant but tractable architecting challenges. This paper explores Homeland Security 's critical enabling sensing technologies. It also examines and analyzes in greater depth critical communication and information infrastructure challenges. Only when new communications frameworks, which aggregate relevant data, generate and disseminate mission-critical information products, will we achieve the kind of tailored situational awareness Homeland Security requires.
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Technologies, Systems, and Architectures for Transnational Defense II