The Disaster Mitigation Group at the University of Texas at Arlington (UT Arlington) is a broad based disaster related cluster of faculty, professional and government linked research, education and outreach effort. The effort will focus on mitigation for probable disasters likely to affect communities in the state and the nation. The truly multi-disciplinary umbrella organization is unique in its mission to address natural disasters (e.g. wind storms, floods, earthquakes, wild fires), technological events (e.g. hazardous material spills, power grid failures, cyber failures) and man-made events (e.g. blasts, bio-terrorisms). In addition, interaction between disasters, inter-dependency of infrastructure failure, and the socio-economic effects of disasters is being addressed. The current group of 22 UT Arlington faculty members involves well known experts in civil, electrical and industrial engineering, computer science, biology, architecture, urban planning, social science and criminology. Recent disasters have demonstrated the need for innovative solutions to disaster mitigation. This group brings together UT Arlington faculty in collaboration with local agencies, state authorities, the private sector and federal agencies in significantly advancing the knowledge base in disaster related issues.