Intelligence-Led Risk Management for Homeland Security: A Collaborative Approach for a Common Goal
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS
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The concept of risk management provides the foundation of the homeland security enterprise. The United States faces numerous complex risks ranging from a series of natural hazards, pandemic disease, technological hazards, transnational criminal enterprises and acts of terrorism perpetrated by intelligent adversaries. The management of these risks requires a strategic collaborative effort from the intelligence and risk analysis communities and many stakeholders at all levels of government, including the private sector. Paradoxically, a decentralized collaborative approach to homeland security risk management may produce better results than a hierarchical central approach driven by the U.S. Department of Security, as this thesis suggests. Intelligence-Led Risk Management represents the fusion of intelligence with risk management in a collaborative framework to promote effective risk management throughout the homeland security enterprise. Concepts from strategic thought and planning, such as the Cynefin Framework, Appreciative Inquiry, and Quantum Planning provide vehicles to promote collaboration and thoroughly explore the spectrum of risk management options available to the homeland security enterprise. Decentralization of homeland security risk management to states with the application of Intelligence-Led Risk Management through the network of fusion centers will promote collaboration and yield a stronger risk management culture within the homeland security enterprise.
- Government and Political Science
- Civil Defense
- Military Intelligence