Accession Number:

ADA539852

Title:

Public-Private Sector Passenger Rail Intelligence and Terrorism Information Sharing

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

193.0

Abstract:

What is an effective methodology for intelligence and terrorism information sharing within a private passenger rail organization and with their external public partners This thesis uses three distinct research methodologies that collectively lead to an effective strategy for intelligence and terrorism information sharing within a private passenger railroad, and with its external public partners Chapter III 1 Key Amtrak personnel will be interviewed to establish and confirm how intelligence information currently flows within Amtrak and with its external intelligence community and law enforcement partners Chapter II. 2 A survey of key Amtrak operations personnel to establish Amtraks intelligence priorities and requirements Chapter IV. 3 Two case studies on potential models for intelligence and terrorism information sharing Chapters V and VI. There were two outcomes from this research 1 by leveraging the power of informal networks in the context of the abstract megacommunity framework, an effective strategy for intelligence and terrorism information sharing was developed and 2 based on the needs of front line railroad operating personnel, an intelligence product that helps to protect the public and the nations critical railroad infrastructure was developed.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE