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Section III : Interoperability, Information Sharing, and Collaboration


Section III on “Interoperability, Information Sharing, and Collaboration” emphasizes the importance of holistic interoperability, information sharing, and collaboration for national security. The section offers a deep analysis of the various types of historic interoperability and information-sharing failures. It then presents efforts to enable terrorism-related information to flow vertically and horizontally between partners in different levels of government, including the establishment of an Information Sharing Environment (ISE) and state and local intelligence fusion centers.

Introduction to Section III

William J. Bratton

Chapter 11—Why We Fail—and How to Succeed: The 25 Pearl Harbor Deficiencies of Leadership and Planning
Robert I. Desourdis, Jr.
Chapter 12—Managing Information Flow for Results: Good and Bad Information Sharing Practices and the Path to Improvement
David Kamien & Jean-François Cloutier
Chapter 13—The Information Sharing Environment
Kshemendra Paul
Chapter 14—Fusion Centers: Touchpoints that Promote National Preparedness and Intelligence-led Policing
Ross Ashley & Ray Guideti
Chapter 15—The Necessity of Interagency Collaboration
Steven Pugh