ABSTRACT

Exploring the Relationship between Homeland Security Information Sharing & Local Emergency Preparedness   [open pdf - 284KB]

"Information sharing among federal, state, and local agencies is a critical element of U.S. homeland security strategy. Few researchers, however, have examined the relationship between the use of homeland security information-sharing systems and perceived levels of emergency preparedness at the local level (city, county, and region). In order to explore this relationship, an online survey was administered to eighty-three registered users of Lessons Learned Information Sharing (LLIS.gov) - a U.S. Department of Homeland Security information sharing system - and interviews were conducted with ten LLIS.gov users located in different regions of the country. This study finds that the concepts of information sharing and preparedness accommodate multiple - and at times conflicting - meanings and practices. As a result, the government's effort to create a 'trusted partnership' and a 'culture of information sharing' among federal, state, and local agencies faces significant challenges."

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2009-05
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2009 Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.). Center for Homeland Defense and Security. Posted here with permission. Documents are for personal use only and not for commercial profit.
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Homeland Security Affairs: http://www.hsaj.org/
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Homeland Security Affairs (May 2009), v.5 no.2, article 5
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