Once every two months, a different
incident will be presented on this web site – either from actual operating
experience, from the news media, or even a fictional event.
This month's event is certainly NOT fictional -- it was an explosion
that occurred on September 20th in France, causing massive damage.
But because this incident is still under investigation, this month's
Root-Off will take a different twist. Instead of actually
investigating this incident,
You will be competing with your peers, trying to
become the LEAD investigator of this disaster.
received a telephone call from France.
They’ve heard of your
investigative skills, and are considering you to lead the investigation
into the “root causes” of their massive explosion.
this is NOT a terrorist-related event)
If chosen, you will be
given free reign – anything you ask will be given.
Unlimited financial and people resources will be made available.
However, you must
convince them that you are the right person. You have been asked
to submit a PROPOSAL covering the following:
1. What will you do (and in
what order will you do it)?
2. Who will you need (and when
will you need them)?
3. What is your anticipated
time-line (tying the above together)?
4. What is your suggested
deliverables -- your proposed "investigative product?"
5. Provide an example of the
type of report we can expect.
proposal is due on December 31st, 2001.