The Functional Desks as Collaborative Mechanisms in the Michigan Intelligence Operations Center

Supplement: Proceedings of the 2008 Center for Homeland Defense and Security Annual Conference John Bustria, Emad Shenouda, and Michael McDaniel ABSTRACT: Traditional organizational structures cannot fully confront all facets of terrorism. Addressing this threat requires different mechanisms that are more flexible than those of “stovepiped” government organizations. Acting alone may bring failure — at least

State and Local Fusion Centers: Emerging Trends and Issues

Supplement: Proceedings of the 2008 Center for Homeland Defense and Security Annual Conference Kevin Eack ABSTRACT: Little academic research is available concerning the current status and trends regarding state and local fusion centers. This paper attempts to outline the development of these centers, along with some of the major challenges and issues related to their

The Domestic Intelligence Gap: Progress Since 9/11?

Supplement: Proceedings of the 2008 Center for Homeland Defense and Security Annual Conference James Burch ABSTRACT: 9/11 was a strategic event and a mandate for change. The inability to “connect the dots” led to significant debates to improving intelligence. Post-9/11 intelligence reforms led to significant organizational change. These changes and the emphasis on information sharing

Proceedings of the 2008 Center for Homeland Defense and Security Annual Conference

Supplement: Proceedings of the 2008 Center for Homeland Defense and Security Annual Conference Donald Reed, Charles Eaneff, and Cynthia Cox ABSTRACT: The 2008 Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) Annual Conference was conducted January 29-30, 2008, at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. Its theme, Five Years of Meeting the Homeland Security Challenge,

Notes from the Editor (Vol. IV, Iss. 1)

Download the full issue. In this edition of Homeland Security Affairs we are pleased to offer articles that demonstrate the increasing depth and breadth of the homeland security discipline. This growth is particularly apparent in “Changing Homeland Security: The Year in Review — 2007,” where Christopher Bellavita asked homeland security professionals to identify what they

Book Review: Catastrophe: Risk and Response, by Richard A. Posner

Patrick Roberts ABSTRACT: Patrick Roberts reviews Catastrophe: Risk and Response, by Richard A. Posner. SUGGESTED CITATION: Roberts, Patrick. “Catastrophe: Risk and Response, by Richard A. Posner.” Homeland Security Affairs 4, Article 5 (January 2008). https://www.hsaj.org/articles/595 In Catastrophe: Risk and Response, Richard Posner makes the case that the risk of global catastrophe is higher than most

Recent Patterns of Terrorism Prevention in the United Kingdom

Larry Irons ABSTRACT: This article offers an analysis of key terrorist plots in the United Kingdom (UK) since 2004. It uses a heuristic model of prevention, i.e. the Prevention Cube, to organize the analysis and interpret the events covered. It examines successfully executed terrorist plots as well as those preempted by authorities. Drawing from reports

Evaluating the Impact of Contextual Background Fusion on Unclassified Homeland Security Intelligence

Charles Eaneff ABSTRACT: There are millions of homeland security professionals ready and willing to assist in the global war on terror (GWOT) and current strategies to strengthen homeland security include the provision of unclassified intelligence products to these non-traditional recipients (NTR). NTR must possess adequate contextual background in order to effectively utilize intelligence. Given the

Another Question Concerning Technology: The Ethical Implications of Homeland Defence and Security Technologies

John Kaag ABSTRACT: This essay begins to provide a unified moral reckoning with the way in which technological progress has altered the rules of military engagement and the implementation of homeland security. It addresses both military technologies and technologies that secure the homeland since their development and use might succumb to similar ethical pitfalls. First,

Changing Homeland Security: The Year in Review — 2007

Christopher Bellavita ABSTRACT: Immigration, border control, Andrew Speaker, Version 2 of the National Strategy for Homeland Security, the Virginia Tech shootings, the I-35W Mississippi River bridge collapse, disaster capitalism, the “new” FEMA, the Homeland Security threat assessment, torture, fusion centers, cyber attacks: what was your top homeland security-related issue in 2007? In “Changing Homeland Security,”