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dc.contributor.advisorSteckler, Brian
dc.contributor.authorFolsom, Eric Michael
dc.dateMarch 2015
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-06T19:17:37Z
dc.date.available2015-05-06T19:17:37Z
dc.date.issued2015-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/45187
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThe problem with current international disaster relief is ineffective communication, coordination, cooperation, and collaboration (4C). Ineffective international 4C allows chaos and anarchy to significantly hinder disaster-relief efforts. After action reports (AARs) and disaster relief (DR) materials were examined to identify system-level issues during DR missions. These issues were examined to determine if DR exhibits characteristics of a wicked problem. The results of systems-thinking analysis show that anarchy, social complexity, and stress within the DR system have a negative impact on all components of the system. To improve the effectiveness of DR missions and help mission teams to present a unified front for DR, anarchy, social complexity, and stress must be reduced. This work proposes a communication strategy for DR missions that harnesses capabilities of information communication and technology (ICT) solutions, introduces a cloud-based hierarchical trust model, and outlines a common integration interface. The strategy encourages open and transparent 4C between DR mission teams and the international DR community. Properly implemented, this communication strategy could reduce system-level anarchy and social complexity, resulting in reduced post-disaster damage, injuries, and loss of life.en_US
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.titleA communications strategy for disaster reliefen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderGoolsby, Rebecca
dc.contributor.departmentGraduate School of Operational and Information Sciences
dc.contributor.departmentGraduate School of Operational and Information Sciencesen_US
dc.subject.authordisaster reliefen_US
dc.subject.authoremergency responseen_US
dc.subject.authorinformation communications and technologyen_US
dc.subject.authorintegrationen_US
dc.subject.authorinterfaceen_US
dc.subject.authorclouden_US
dc.subject.authorsecurityen_US
dc.subject.authordisaster responseen_US
dc.subject.authorcommunications strategyen_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain, United States Armyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Cyber Systems and Operationsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineCyber Systems and Operationsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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