Synthesis of Information Related to Airport Practices. Topic S10-20. Identifying Military Resources and Strategies to Improve Civilian Airport Resiliency

Extreme weather events, natural disasters, wildfires, and the COVID-19 pandemic have brought the vulnerability of critical infrastructure systems in United States into sharp focus. These events have demonstrated that airport professionals need new approaches to plan for and invest in resilience. The U.S. military has established resilience requirements for domestic installations and Congress has created new programs such as the Defense Critical Infrastructure Program to make investments in community infrastructure that supports military missions. A number of different military organizations, such as the Air National Guard (ANG), are co-located at civilian airports across the U.S. There is a natural partnership opportunity between airports and National Guard units to craft resilience strategies in partnership and pursue federal funding. There are also clear opportunities for airports to learn from military resilience practices more broadly - whether or not they host military units. The objective of this research is to document resiliency practices and processes from the National Guard and other military services that airports can adapt and leverage for their own facilities and in partnerships with co-located military facilities. The audience for this research is primarily airport operators with co-located military units, but also civilian airports, military units, and other stakeholders.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $45000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 11-03, Topic S10-20

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Project Managers:

    Christensen, Jordan

  • Performing Organizations:

    Critical Ops, LLC

    Westlake, OH  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Treboniak, Chelsea

  • Start Date: 20211028
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01830030
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 11-03, Topic S10-20
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Dec 14 2021 3:29PM