Preparedness Web: Regional Collaborative Networks for Homeland Security Preparedness [open pdf - 775KB]
From the thesis abstract: "This case study is offered with the purpose of informing the initiation of regional collaborative efforts nationwide. This research effort examines a network of networks, called here a Preparedness Web, utilized to meet locally identified regional homeland security preparedness needs. How and why these networks were established is documented to allow other regions to draw parallels to their own situations. A measurement of the systems collaborative capacity is identified to validate the systems functionality. Recommendations are offered for other regions considering collaborative efforts based upon a retrospective examination of the system originators' strategic intent. To the extent to which this effort can be used to illustrate successful collaboration, on a national basis, it presents a replicable 'ground up' process designed to entice more agencies to undertake or enhance their own regional collaborative preparedness efforts."
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