Center for Collaborative Systems for Security, Safety, and Regional Resilience (CoSSaR)

The Center for Collaborative Systems for Security, Safety, and Regional Resilience (CoSSaR) is a multi-disciplinary facility and environment where professionals from a wide range of entities (federal, state, county, city, tribal, international, public and private) team with university experts to align strategies, processes and investments in systems for security, safety and resilience.

CoSSaR is directed by Human Centered Design & Engineering Professor Mark Haselkorn.

CoSSaR is hosting the Global Maritime Forum Workshop, "Challenges and Opportunities of Current & Emergent Maritime Capabilities: Exploring the Intersection of Technology and Policy," in November 2016.

For more information, contact Chris Hussin at

Upcoming Events

November 9
HCDE Seminar Series
Stakeholder Understanding of Recovery from the 2010-2011 Canterbury Earthquake Sequence: From Decision-Driven Data-Making to Data-Driven Decision-Making
Dr. Scott Miles, HCDE

November 14
CoSSaR Seminar Series
Managing Complex Information Systems for National Security
Nicholas Andersen, CIO, Naval Intelligence Activity

CoSSaR mission, vision, members, and research »

Read CoSSaR Advisory Board member and Washington State Representative Gael Tarelton's letter highlighting the importance of the CoSSaR mission, here.

Maritime Operations Information Sharing Analysis (MOISA)

MOISA Year 1 Final Report »

MOISA Year 2 Final Report »

The security and safety of our Nation’s ports depends on the ability to understand and improve ongoing real-time information sharing, coordination, and collaboration. To understand and analyze the daily interagency information sharing processes, data, technology, and communication systems that support maritime operations, over $1,200,000 in funding has been awarded since October 2013 ($650K 13-14; 550+K 14-15) by three collaborating Federal agencies:  (1) the Department of Homeland Security’s Interagency Operations Center (IOC) program for port security, led by the US Coast Guard; (2) the National Maritime Intelligence Integration Office (NMIO), the maritime voice of the US Intelligence Community; and (3) the Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment (PM-ISE), established by the White House following the 9/11 attacks. MOISA will be a flagship program under the CoSSaR Center. Researchers on the first phase of the project include HCDE Professors Mark Haselkorn and Mark Zachry, Senior Research Scientist Keith Butler, PhD students Melissa Braxton (HCDE), Dharma Daily (HCDE), and Maura Rowell (Civil and Environmental Engineering), and HCDE Master’s alumnus Trevor Johnson.

CoSSaR Director Mark Haselkorn

Video:The Relationship between Human-Centered Designers and Software Developers in State-of-the-Art Technology Innovation.



CoSSaR Reports and Publications