Please see attachment please see the thesis draft attachment for assignment details2Intelligence Sharing in Homeland Security Shaquanna Edward

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Intelligence Sharing in Homeland Security

Shaquanna Edwards


Intelligence Sharing in Homeland Security

Author: Shaquanna Edwards

Date: 04/05/2024

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Intelligence sharing is a vital factor in increasing the efficiency of the preparedness and response abilities of homeland security agencies. This paper will be on the dynamics of intelligence sharing as a part of national security, examining its importance, challenges, and possible ways forward. The paper reviews the scholarly literature and theoretical foundation and observes the effects on the security of intelligence-sharing, legal and ethical concerns, and the development of the intelligence-sharing mechanism. This research introduces hypotheses that serve as a first step toward further empirical studies and policy-making in the area of homeland security. Through the refinement of existing intelligence information and the identification of potential follow-up research avenues, this thesis adds to the pool of knowledge on the maintaining of security interests and the guarding of citizens from actual dangers.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Literature Review

2.1 Evolution of Intelligence Sharing

2.2 Complexities of International Intelligence Sharing

2.3 Ethical and Legal Considerations

2.4 Local-Level Intelligence Initiatives

2.5 Technological Advancements and Remote Warfare

3. Methodology

3.1 Theoretical Framework

3.2 Hypotheses

4. Results

5. Discussion

6. Conclusion

7. References

List of Tables

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At a time of numerous changing security risks and confusing geopolitics, intelligence sharing comes to the fore as a principal of successful homeland security. The timely and relevant sharing of information among security agencies is crucial for the provision of safety and security, as it enables to identification, prevention, and manage risks such as terrorism, transnational organized crime, cybercrime, and natural disasters. The present study focuses on the multifaceted terrain of intelligence sharing in the context of homeland security which aims to unravel its component parts, difficulties, and implications on security preparedness and response. This study is accomplished through a critical review of literature, the analysis of theoretical frameworks, the putting forth of hypotheses that can be further investigated, and the contribution to the growing knowledge of intelligence-sharing mechanisms and their role in the protection of national security interests.

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