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Improving the all-hazards homeland security enterprise through the use of an emergency management intelligence model

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Authors
Schulz, William N.
Subjects
Emergency Management
Intelligence
Intelligence Cycle
All-hazards
Intelligence Preparation of the Battlespace
Intelligence-Led Policing
Natural Disasters
State/Local Fusion Centers
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Dahl, Erik
Date of Issue
2013-09
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Sep-13
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Monterey California. Naval Postgraduate School
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As the all-hazards approach takes hold in our national Emergency Management and Homeland Security efforts and continues to seek greater collaboration between these two fields, an area that has yet to be explored to its fullest extent is the utilization of an intelligence process to enhance EM operations. Despite the existence of multiple Federal-level policies that outline the importance of intelligence and information sharing across the all-hazards community, EM is still by-and-large an outsider to the Intelligence Community (IC); the problem is one of both policy and of practice. Formalizing both an intelligence process and EM role culled from best practices of the FBI, U.S. Military, and local law enforcement, and subsequently equipping and training emergency managers in the use of intelligence would be substantially beneficial in all phases of a disaster. Once established, an intelligence process could also help EM augment and integrate into the IC to provide more robust HS capabilities, including a significant role in the State/Local Fusion Centers. This formalized EM Intelligence Cycle (EMIC) lays the groundwork for better EM-IC collaboration, better support to first responders during large-scale events, a more proactive role in preventing future disasters, and a more robust all-hazards community as a whole.
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CHDS State/Local
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National Security Affairs
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