Self-Guided Collaboration: A Technique to Coordinate Crisis Management Response for Homeland Defense
EVIDENCE BASED RESEARCH INC VIENNA VA
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Effective Homeland Defense requires adept coordination of operations among a multitude of governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations NGOs. These agencies may reside and operate in one or more arenas, including local, state, federal, and international. There is great discrepancy among organizations in how they plan and respond to crisis situations, as well as their ability to interoperate with other organizational entities. One basic step is to enable organizations to determine the strengths, capabilities, techniques and equipment, personnel skills, talent, and other offerings, which various organizations can contribute in an orchestrated fashion to respond to Homeland Defense needs. Tools and approaches can be utilized to monitor and track corporate alliance structures, and adapted to support the alliances, partnering, and interactions of government agencies and NGOs for Homeland Defense. This paper will compare and contrast the differences among agencies in response and capabilities and provide a description of a conceptual system utilizing link analysis and other tools to support the command and control of the myriad agencies. This paper will examine the current command and control efforts of the emergency responders at the local, state, and federal levels, and discuss the implementation of a self-guided system that would enhance their connectivity and response time.
- Administration and Management
- Civil Defense