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dc.contributor.advisorDahl, Erik
dc.contributor.authorBrush, Roy B.
dc.dateDec-14
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-18T00:17:18Z
dc.date.available2015-02-18T00:17:18Z
dc.date.issued2014-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/44527
dc.description.abstractThis research investigated two questions: How effective is the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) when compared to its predecessor, the Homeland Security Advisory System? And, does NTAS provide sufficient decision advantage for the nation it serves? The research methodology/design used a comparative analysis of results observed for each system as it addressed the problem set presented in a case study. The research found that NTAS is effective but continued improvement is needed. These improvements include: the formal establishment of a DHS Office of Counterterrorism Coordination; the renewal of the DHS Counterterrorism Advisory Board Charter or other appropriate governance documents to ensure sustainment of necessary decision making and execution authority for NTAS; refine the NTAS Concept of Operations to better demonstrate the system’s scalable outcomes other than an NTAS-generated alert, such as Joint Intelligence Bulletins, Joint Threat Assessments, etc.; NTAS-related outreach and education efforts with the homeland security enterprise and the public; and the improvement of communication aspects of NTAS integrating with other warning systems, such as the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System. These improvements are critical in sustaining the current effectiveness of the system and ensuring its future success.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/silentwarningund1094544527
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleSilent warning: understanding the National Terrorism Advisory Systemen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderHalladay, Carolyn
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.subject.authornationalen_US
dc.subject.authorterrorismen_US
dc.subject.authoradvisoryen_US
dc.subject.authorsystemen_US
dc.subject.authorNTAS and National Terrorism Advisory Systemen_US
dc.subject.authorwarningen_US
dc.subject.authoralerten_US
dc.subject.authordecisionen_US
dc.subject.authoradvantageen_US
dc.subject.authordecision advantageen_US
dc.subject.authorHSAS and Homeland Security Advisory Systemen_US
dc.subject.authorBoston Marathon bombingen_US
dc.subject.authorChristmas Day bomberen_US
dc.subject.authorunderwear bomberen_US
dc.subject.authorhurricaneen_US
dc.subject.authorcounterterrorismen_US
dc.subject.authorCTABen_US
dc.subject.authorCounterterrorism Advisory Boarden_US
dc.subject.authorDHS and Department of Homeland Securityen_US
dc.subject.authordilemmaen_US
dc.subject.authordecision makeren_US
dc.subject.authordecision maker’s dilemmaen_US
dc.description.serviceNational Terrorism Advisory System Coordinator, Department of Homeland Securityen_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
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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