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dc.contributor.advisorKierman, Kathleen
dc.contributor.advisorMiller, Patrick
dc.contributor.authorCoyle, Timothy P.
dc.dateSep-14
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-05T20:10:09Z
dc.date.available2014-12-05T20:10:09Z
dc.date.issued2014-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/43896
dc.descriptionCHDS State/Localen_US
dc.description.abstractThrough the maturation of the national network of fusion centers, processes and capabilities originally designed to detect and thwart terrorist attacks are now applied to disaster responses. The fusion process, which involves the synthesis and analysis of streams of data, can create incident specific intelligence. The sharing of this information can enhance the operating picture that is critical to key decision makers and the discipline of emergency management. This thesis examined three case studies of fusion center disaster responses through a collaborative-based analytical framework. The resulting analysis of the case studies identified the crucial role played by fusion centers in responding to disaster events in a collaborative effort with emergency operations centers. This thesis concludes that fusion centers offer the greatest impact through enabling information sharing throughout the response phase. The specific benefits of the sharing of information directly influence executive briefings and the deployment of resources. This thesis also modeled a collaborative response. The research determined that the depth and breadth of these relationships involving cooperative responses must be proportionate to the incident and include a level of redundancy. Through a system design model, overconnectivity through efficiency was shown to increase the likelihood of fracturing cooperative relationships.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/eyesofstormcfusi1094543896
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner.en_US
dc.titleEyes of the storm: can fusion centers play a crucial role during the response phase of natural disasters through collaborative relationships with emergency operations centers?en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.subject.authorFusion centeren_US
dc.subject.authoremergency operation center (EOC)en_US
dc.subject.authorColorado Information Analysis Center (CIAC)en_US
dc.subject.authorVirginia Fusion Center (VFC)en_US
dc.subject.authorNJ Regional Operations and Intelligence Center (ROIC)en_US
dc.subject.authorinformation sharingen_US
dc.subject.authorcollaborationen_US
dc.subject.authorsystems design theoryen_US
dc.subject.authornatural disasteren_US
dc.subject.authorfusion processen_US
dc.subject.authorNational Network of Fusion Centersen_US
dc.subject.authorNew Jersey State Policeen_US
dc.subject.authorcollaborative responseen_US
dc.description.serviceDetective Sergeant First Class, New Jersey State Policeen_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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