Making Consequence Management Work: Applying the Lesson of the Joint Terrorism Task Force [open pdf - 8KB]
"Using the successful apprehension of the 'Fort Dix Six' as an example, this essay identifies the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Joint Terrorism Task Forces (JTTF) as the most successful effort in the area of homeland security. The essay also nominates consequence management as the area most critical for future success in homeland security. After analyzing the organizational structure of the JTTF, the essay proposes that the departments and agencies responsible for consequence management adopt the JTTF "cross-functional team" approach to mission areas that cross the boundaries of departmental authorities. By assigning cross-functional teams a clear mission and defining their roles and responsibilities, the federal government can best serve the taxpayer with effective operations and avoid the confusion that has plagued consequence management planning and operations in the past."
2008 the author. Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.). Center for Homeland Defense and Security.
Homeland Security Affairs Journal, http://www.hsaj.org/
Homeland Security Affairs (August 2008), CHDS Essay Contest