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Title: Specific, Measureable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely (SMART) document : utilized in assessing socioeconomic impacts of cascading infrastructure disruptions
Authors: Hurt, Tina M.
Hartman, Ellen R.
Baxter, Carey L.
Myers, Natalie R. D.
Keywords: Sociology, Military
Infrastructure (Economics)--Mathematical models
Emergency management
Cities and towns
Natural disasters
United States--Armed Forces--Stability operations
Capability Approach
Maiduguri (Nigeria)
Publisher: Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: ERDC/CERL;SR-17-2
Abstract: Abstract: U.S. Army doctrine requires that commanders understand, visualize, and describe the infrastructure component of the Joint Operating Environment to accomplish the Army’s missions of protecting, restoring, and developing infrastructure. The functionality of modern cities relies heavily on interdependent infrastructure systems such as those for water, power, and transportation. Disruptions often propagate within and across physical infrastructure networks and result in catastrophic consequences. The reaction of communities to disasters may further transfer and aggravate the burden on infrastructure and facilitate cascading secondary disruptions. Hence, a holistic analysis framework that integrates infrastructure interdependencies and community behaviors is needed to evaluate vulnerability to disruptions and to assess the impact of a disaster. Specific, Measure-able, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely (SMART) documents are used to assess, measure, and predict the impact of potential infrastructural interdictions. Assessing individuals within the population allows analysis of social well-being in relation to potential cascading infrastructure failure.
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