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Author Treverton, Gregory F.

Title Reorganizing U.S. domestic intelligence : assessing the options / Gregory F. Treverton.

Imprint Santa Monica, Calif. : RAND, 2008.


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Description 1 online resource (v, 125 pages) : illustrations.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Rand Corporation monograph series
Rand Corporation monograph series.
Note "RAND Homeland Security Program and the Intelligence Policy Center."
"Prepared for the Department of Homeland Security."
"Rand Corporation monograph series"--Publisher's Web site.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 113-125).
Contents Introduction: domestic intelligence in context -- Defining domestic intelligence -- A range of options for improving domestic intelligence -- Assessing structural options -- Weighing pros and cons: an approach for considering the uncertain costs and benefits of organizational change -- Conclusions: the path forward.
Summary "One of the questions in the fight against terrorism is whether the United States needs a dedicated domestic intelligence agency separate from law enforcement, on the model of many comparable democracies. To examine this issue, Congress directed that the Department of Homeland Security perform an independent study on the feasibility of creating a counterterrorism intelligence agency and the department turned to the RAND Corporation for this analysis but asked it specifically not to make a recommendation. This volume lays out the relevant considerations for creating such an agency. It draws on a variety of research methods, including historical and legal analysis; a review of organizational theory; examination of current domestic intelligence efforts, their history, and the public's view of them; examination of the domestic intelligence agencies in six other democracies; and interviews with an expert panel made up of current and former intelligence and law enforcement professionals. The monograph highlights five principal problems that might be seen to afflict current domestic intelligence enterprise; for each, there are several possible solutions, and the creation of a new agency addresses only some of the five problems. The volume discusses how a technique called break-even analysis can be used to evaluate proposals for a new agency in the context of the perceived magnitude of the terrorism threat. It concludes with a discussion of how to address the unanswered questions and lack of information that currently cloud the debate over whether to create a dedicated domestic intelligence agency."--Publisher's website.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star MiAaHDL
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Processing Action digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda MiAaHDL
Note Print version record.
Language English.
Subject Intelligence service -- United States.
Terrorism -- United States -- Prevention.
Terrorism -- Government policy -- United States.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Terrorism.
Intelligence service. (OCoLC)fst00975848
Terrorism -- Government policy. (OCoLC)fst01148109
Terrorism -- Prevention. (OCoLC)fst01148123
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Rand Homeland Security (Program)
Intelligence Policy Center (U.S.)
Added Title Reorganizing United States domestic intelligence
Reorganizing US domestic intelligence
Rand (Online publications)
Other Form: Print version: Treverton, Gregory F. Reorganizing U.S. domestic intelligence. Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2008 9780833045010 (DLC) 2008026150 (OCoLC)232391312
ISBN 9780833048219 (electronic bk.)
083304821X (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000051339649
DEBBG BV043091173
DEBSZ 396322816
DEBSZ 42191629X
GBVCP 1008652008

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