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Accession Number ADA508989
Title Homeland Security Collaboration: Catch Phrase or Preeminent Organizational Construct.
Publication Date Sep 2009
Media Count 126p
Personal Author I. R. Kay
Abstract Since September 11, 2001, numerous documents have been produced by various governmental agencies, and the private sector, addressing homeland security issues. Many of these publications identify a need to create multidiscipline, multi-agency cooperative environments at all levels of government and within the private sector in order to resolve homeland security problems. Although these cooperative environments are deemed collaboration, a common definition of collaboration is missing from the literature. More importantly, also missing from the literature is guidance on how to achieve collaboration. This project identifies a common, measurable definition for collaboration. The research identified existing organizations that address homeland security issues that do not meet the definition of collaboration but are successful in addressing current problems. Conclusions of this project include: 1. Organizations can effectively manage homeland security issues although they have not reached true collaboration 2. Collaboration is the desired organizational structure as the most efficient organizational structure dealing with homeland security concerns. Future homeland security publications need to include a definition of collaboration and guidance to achieve it.
Keywords Accountability
Bens(Business executives for national security)
Collaborative techniques
Community based collaboration
Community relations
Energy management
Homeland security
Interagency coordination
Military organizations
Multi-agency collaboration
Multi-agency cooperation
Rae(Responsibility authority and expertise)
Risk management
Smart practices
Tarc(Texas association of regional councils)

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 70B - Management Practice
74G - Military Operations, Strategy, & Tactics
95D - Human Factors Engineering
Corporate Author Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA. Dept. of National Security Affairs.
Document Type Thesis
Title Note Master's thesis.
NTIS Issue Number 1006
Contract Number N/A

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