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INTEGRATING THE FIRE SERVICE INTO THE DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE ENTERPRISE: A SYSTEMS THINKING APPROACH

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Authors
Falkner, Kyle L.
Subjects
Fire Service
intelligence
integration
suspicious
activity
report
reporting
domestic
systems
theory
thinking
cybernetics
organization
organizational
development
management
leadership
program
project
fusion
community
feedback
loop
enterprise
sharing
terrorism
terrorist
unified
Homeland Security
IC
firefighter
strategy
strategic
system
information
privacy
civil
liberties
protection
policy
secret
clearance
SAR
initiative
consumer
analyst
collaboration
Advisors
Gallup, Shelley P.
Simeral, Robert L.
Date of Issue
2019-12
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Monterey, CA; Naval Postgraduate School
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In the nearly two decades since the attacks on September 11, 2001, there have been numerous attempts to improve fire service integration at virtually all levels of government. While none have succeeded in solving this wicked problem on their own, each has done a great deal to frame the problem of fire service integration while addressing key areas of integration. In merging these individual contributions into a holistic, unified effort, a pathway forward has begun to emerge. The first step in addressing the complex problem of fire service integration is to break from the traditional reductionist problem-solving methodologies commonly found in government in favor of systems thinking to bring about the desired change. Systems thinking provides a framework for understanding the complex interactions that are both internal and external to an organization. Within the systems thinking field, the congruence model best addresses the unique, complex nature of integration efforts. Beyond the central aim of integrating the fire service into the domestic intelligence enterprise, the congruence model and, more broadly, systems thinking show promise in guiding organizations that face changes or seek new and unique ways to tackle today’s and tomorrow’s wicked problems.
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