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Foreword - Pg. xvii

FOREWORD It is a pleasure for me to write the foreword to this book. The security of critical infrastructure is a significant priority for many countries, and I believe that this handbook can make an impor- tant contribution to research and education on this subject by organizing a well-selected collec- tion of fundamental papers of enduring value on vital topics. The editors have done an outstand- ing work in many fields comprising this subject, including wireless communications, data center engineering, sensor network design, and other areas. That work has connected them broadly in the research community and enabled them to be focused on homeland security and critical infras- tructure. Notable among those was the National Academy Task Force on "Science and Technology for Counter-Terrorism" in 2001 and 2002 [1]. The work of that group laid the foundation for much of the research on homeland security for the past decade. The scope of this handbook is very consistent with the breadth of issues that we addressed in that study. Of course, these chap- ters are addressing the current topics like cloud computing and the SmartGrid that are core to today's designs of cyber-physical systems for crit- ical infrastructure.