Enhancing FBI Terrorism and Homeland Security Information Sharing With State, Local and Tribal Agencies [open pdf - 954KB]
"This thesis examines FBI [Federal Bureau of Investigation] terrorism and homeland security information sharing with state, local and tribal homeland security agencies mandated by presidents Bush and Obama, and the U.S. Congress. The thesis compares this 'status quo' with three new proposed approaches that use technology and modify the FBI 'routine use' exceptions to the Privacy Act to improve overall FBI information sharing. The thesis rates the following approaches: (1) 'status quo,' (2) new homeland security 'routine use' exception, (3) Discoverability of Information and (4) XML Segregation of Information. All four options are analyzed using a two-phase analysis to determine their effectiveness and likelihood of successful implementation. The effectiveness is evaluated by judging the information shared, the privacy protected and the security of each approach. The likelihood of successful implementation is evaluated by judging the impact of FBI cultural resistance, fiscal performance, utilization of technology and training requirements. This thesis proposes the implementation of all three proposed approaches to enhance overall FBI terrorism and homeland security information sharing."
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