After accused terrorist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab attempted to bring down an airplane on Christmas Day, the Obama administration conducted investigations into what led to the problem and how to improve intelligence analysis and risk assessment (here and here). In addition, a Senate committee examined flaws with the no-fly list that let Abdulmutallab board the flight. (all .pdfs)
Find out more about an untraditional method of decision making in which a computer program helps assess unlikely outcomes. The process is explored in this report on robust decision making from Rand Corporation.