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dc.contributor.advisorRollins, John
dc.contributor.authorMerchant, Roger T.
dc.dateDecember 2011
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-22T15:33:07Z
dc.date.available2012-08-22T15:33:07Z
dc.date.issued2011-12
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10945/10652
dc.descriptionCHDS State/Localen_US
dc.description.abstractFrom maintaining aviation security, to patrolling the country's borders, to granting immigration documentation, the Homeland Security has tremendous responsibilities. As such, it is imperative that the Department has a robust internal investigative mechanism to prevent, deter and investigate allegations of public corruption. Currently, there are eight agencies that have authority to conduct public corruption investigations within the Department. For every allegation of corruption within the Department, there are three agencies that have concurrent jurisdiction to investigate; in some cases, four agencies have overlapping jurisdiction to investigate the same matter. To maximize efficiency of operations, avoid duplication of efforts and best serve the American public, collaboration is essential. This thesis will examine other domestic and foreign institutions that have grappled with overlapping jurisdiction and leadership issues and provide analysis as to how those lessons learned can be applied to the DHS anti-corruption community. Several policy options are provided to enhance collaborative efforts, improve information sharing and create synergy of efforts. The policy options include: recognition and utilization of an already existent megacommunity; expanding the cross-designation of agency personnel; and the formation of public corruption task forces.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/fragmentationofd1094510652
dc.format.extentxiv, 69 p. ; 28 cm.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner.en_US
dc.subject.lcshCorruption.en_US
dc.titleFragmentation of DHS public corruption investigations: options to leverage overlapping jurisdiction and enhance collaborationen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderMiller, Patrick
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs (NSA)
dc.subject.authorCooperationen_US
dc.subject.authorcollaborationen_US
dc.subject.authorinvestigationsen_US
dc.subject.authoroverlapping jurisdictionen_US
dc.subject.authorlaw enforcementen_US
dc.subject.authorleadershipen_US
dc.subject.authorconsolidationen_US
dc.subject.authorforce multiplicationen_US
dc.subject.authorcorruptionen_US
dc.subject.authortask forcesen_US
dc.subject.authormegacommunitiesen_US
dc.subject.authorHomeland Securityen_US
dc.description.serviceResident Agent in Charge, Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector Generalen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A. in Security Studies (Homeland Defense and Securityen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Homeland Defense and Securityen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)en_US


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