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Homeland Security

Readings

"Mobilizing Information to Prevent Terrorism: Accelerating Development of a Trusted Information Sharing Network" Report of the Markle Foundation Task Force (July 2006)
The last of three reports published by the Markle Foundation's Task Force on National Security in the Information Age, this report reemphasizes the Task Force's vision of a decentralized network of information sharing and analysis with additional recommendations and guidance to address those obstacles in the path of implementation.

Preventing Surprise Attacks: Intelligence Reform in the Wake of 9/11 by Richard A. Posner ( 2005)
A critical analysis of the 9/11 Commission and resulting intelligence reform acts. Posner argues that the 9/11 Commission’s analysis was superficial and its structural recommendations lacked sufficient foundation. In addition to critiquing the psychological, political, economic, and sociological dimensions of intelligence reform acts, Posner provides new directions for reform.

Strategy for Homeland Defense and Civil Support by US Department of Defense et al. June 2005
First document of its kind that specifically addresses the DoD’s role in homeland defense. The strategy elaborates on interagency cooperation and contingency planning.

"Creating a Trusted Network for Homeland Security" Report of the Markle Foundation Task Force (December 2003)
The second of three reports by the Markle Foundation's Task Force on National Security in the Information Age, it stresses the importance of creating a decentralized information-sharing and analysis network formed around "presidential guidelines shaped by public debate on how to both achieve security and maintain liberty." The report recommends seven key elements be included in the decentralized network, among which are a focus on preventive policy and clear policies delineating what is and is not permissible.

"Protecting America's Freedom in the Information Age" Report of the Markle Foundation Task Force (October 2002)
The first of three reports by the Markle Foundation's Task Force on National Security in the Information Age, this report examines the need for excellent information and intelligence analysis balanced with a respect for American civil liberties.

"America Still Unprepared – America Still in Danger" Report of an Independent Task Force Sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations (October 2002)
Important measures have been undertaken since September 11 to respond to the risk of catastrophic terrorism, including the creation of the Department of Homeland Security. There is still cause for concern, however, and this report addresses essential unanswered questions.

Links

White House Homeland Security Web Page www.whitehouse.gov/infocus/homeland/index.html

National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States
www.9-11commission.gov/hearings/index.htm


Homeland Security Institute
http://www.homelandsecurity.org/

The Journal of Homeland Security
http://www.homelandsecurity.org/newjournal

 

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