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This profile was last updated on 5/11/03  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.
 
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Newhouse B1
www.newhousenews.com, 11 May 2003 [cached]
"When you start working on terrorism, it's easy to be depressed by the scope of the problem," said John Whitley, a researcher at the New Mexico lab, which is run by defense giant Lockheed Martin Corp. for the U.S. Department of Energy.
"But when you look at fire, it gives you hope that the problem can be dealt with.The bottom line is, you live your life not being terrified of fire.That wasn't the case 200 years ago."
Whitley is a member of Sandia's Advanced Concepts Group, an internal think tank trying to forge a long-term direction for the lab in making society safer through innovative thinking and cutting-edge technology.
The group engages in what its founder, Gerold Yonas, calls "dotology" -- the science of connecting the dots to see linkages among various disciplines.It tries to imagine what international issues affect national security and what technological tools can be developed in response.
In a recent report on the parallels between controlling fire and terrorism, Yonas and Whitley cite several lessons:
-- Solutions must comprehensively attack all segments of the problem.Prevention alone isn't enough.
"With fire, you had to deal with the infrastructure," Whitley said.
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But as with fighting fire, preventing terrorism threats will take time and money, Whitley said.
"We spend around $100 billion a year on fire protection," he said, "and it's not unheard of that we'll spend that much on terrorism activities."
He and Yonas also noted that fires strike far more often than terrorists do.
Laura Lee News - Playing With Fire: Tools To Fight Terrorism
www.lauralee.net, 6 Mar 2007 [cached]
While terrorism's threat may never be ultimately eliminated, Yonas and ACG member John Whitley's concept is to see the problem reduced technically and emotionally to the routine preventive measures currently employed to deal with fire.
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Says Whitley, "As we moved into the industrial age, technological advances led to major improvements in fire-fighting machinery.
Confessions of a Pilgrim – Faith
www.3nailsministries.org, 17 Aug 2006 [cached]
John Whitley of ACG makes an interesting comment:
“Because their goal is to terrorize us, one point is to take the terror out of terror,†says John Whitley, another ACG group member. “Consider fire: At one time, fire was a major threat to cities and even burned a number of them down.
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John 8:7 (Read the chapter here so you get the full context)
So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
thoughtweb - News
www.thoughtweb.com, 1 Aug 2003 [cached]
John Whitley, of Sandia National Laboratories, Advanced Concepts Group brought to Asia Pacfic by ThoughtWeb to present to defence and government community on emerging threats and counter-terrorism initiatives.
Explosive Devices
cryptome.org, 9 June 2005 [cached]
FOILFEST: Community Enabled Security, John Cummings, Darryl Drayer, Curtis Johnson, Judy Moore, John Whitley, Sandia National Laboratories, September 15, 2005.
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