DRDC Support to Emergency Management British Columbia’s (EMBC) Hazard Risk Vulnerability Analysis (HRVA) and Critical Infrastructure (CI) Programs – Problem Formulation and Solution Strategy


  1. Genik, L.
  2. Chouinard, P.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Centre for Security Science, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
This paper presents the problem formulation and solution strategy component of the EMBC-DRDC collaborative project agreement for improving EMBC’s Hazard Risk Vulnerability Analysis (HRVA) and Critical Infrastructure (CI) Assurance Programs. The methodology is described; the NATO Code of Best Practice for C2 Assessment and a soft operations research approach were applied, along with aspects of capability based planning, systems engineering, and risk management. Preliminary literature searches were performed and are documented here. Stakeholder groups are described and the questions used to elicit their perspectives on the programs and related issues are presented. The result of the analysis was the identification of program requirements, gaps, and proposed projects by DRDC to address aspects of the gaps. The proposed projects include adapting the Major Events Security Framework for use by EMBC, CI assessment tool development through pilot projects, and contracts for a community resilience framework and scenario mission to task templates, among several others. These projects are currently getting under way.

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Critical Infrastructure (CI);Hazard Risk Vulnerability Analysis (HRVA);Risk Assessment;Soft Systems Methodology;Soft Operational Research and Analysis;Wicked Problems;NATO Code of Best Practice for C2 Assessment;Emergency Management British Columbia
Report Number
DRDC-CSS-TM-2012-015 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Oct 2012
Number of Pages
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