Accession Number : ADA484125


Title :   A Domestic Intelligence Agency for the United States? A Comparative Analysis of Domestic Intelligence Agencies and Their Implications for Homeland Security


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA CENTER FOR HOMELAND DEFENSE AND SECURITY


Personal Author(s) : Burch, James


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a484125.pdf


Report Date : Jun 2007


Pagination or Media Count : 27


Abstract : Several paradigms were altered on 9/11. The U.S. intelligence community, largely focused on state actors, now faced the threat posed by elusive terrorists. The community also had to address the asymmetry posed by the terrorists use of unconventional and relatively unsophisticated methods to create loss of life and damage a more complex intelligence task. Lastly, due to terrorist disregard for national borders, laws, and transnational financing, the United States had to change its concept of foreign versus domestic intelligence. The area of domestic intelligence raises several issues. First, law enforcement and intelligence operate in different worlds one seeks to prosecute, the other to gather information. Second, with the development of multiple state fusion centers and the creation of additional organizations focused on intelligence, there is a corresponding increase in bureaucratization. This adds to the challenge of sharing information. Lastly and perhaps most importantly, there are issues concerning the protection of civil liberties and effective oversight.


Descriptors :   *DOMESTIC , *INTELLIGENCE , *HOMELAND SECURITY , MODELS , ASYMMETRY , PROTECTION , DEATH , CIVIL AFFAIRS , LAW ENFORCEMENT , ORGANIZATIONS , UNITED STATES , TERRORISTS , SHARING


Subject Categories : Civil Defense
      Military Intelligence
      Unconventional Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE