Homeland Security Center (CREATE)
The Homeland Security Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE) is the first university center of excellence funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. An interdisciplinary national research center based at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy and the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, the center comprises a team of experts from across the country.
CREATE’s mission is to improve the nation’s security through the development and application of tools for assessing the risks and consequences of terrorism. The center’s integrated program of research, education and outreach is designed to inform and support decisions made by elected officials and governmental employees at the national, state, and local events. The center also works with private industry, both to improve the security of private enterprises and to work in partnership toward meeting the needs of public organizations.