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dc.contributor.advisorBellavita, Christopher
dc.contributor.authorYoung Pecko, Paula L.
dc.dateJune 2014
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-13T20:18:06Z
dc.date.available2014-08-13T20:18:06Z
dc.date.issued2014-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/42760
dc.descriptionCHDS State/Localen_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis presents an unconventional approach to addressing a threat to homeland security by focusing on complacency through the lens of human factors and complexity. This approach requires a paradigm shift. In addition to focusing on external threats from enemies who wish to do this nation harm, and building capabilities to prepare for disasters, it is also necessary to look internally to the behaviors, attitudes, and states of mind of people within homeland security organizations to optimize the success of this country’s efforts. This thesis draws from human factors science, folk science and folk psychology, complexity theory, homeland security doctrine, psychology and biology reference works, and applied research to develop a concept of complacency for the homeland security discipline. The hypothesis is that a clear definition may lead to actionable, observable measures to mitigate it. The research concludes that complacency is more commonly used as a proverbial threat than an actionable threat, but reveals a plethora of future research opportunities for a human-factors approach to addressing threats of this nature.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/complacencythrea1094542760
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner.en_US
dc.titleComplacency: a threat to homeland security?en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderGordon, Ellen M.
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.subject.authorComplacencyen_US
dc.subject.authorHuman Factorsen_US
dc.subject.authorFolk Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.authorFolk Scienceen_US
dc.subject.authorComplexity Theoryen_US
dc.subject.authorHigh Reliability Organizationsen_US
dc.subject.authorReliability Oriented Employee Behaviorsen_US
dc.description.serviceManager, Cuyahoga County Department of Public Safety and Justice Affairs, Cleveland, OHen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts in Security Studies (Homeland Security and Defense)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Homeland Security and Defense)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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