Terrorism Information Sharing And The Nationwide Suspicious Activity Report Initiative : Background And Issues For Congress

Author: Mark A. Randol
Publisher: DIANE Publishing Inc.
Keywords: initiative, background, issues, congress, report, activity, information, sharing, nationwide, suspicious, terrorism
Number of Pages: 26
Published: 2010-11
ISBN-10: 1437925537
ISBN-13: 9781437925531

Book Description:

The 9/11 Commission cited breakdowns in info. sharing and the failure to fuse pertinent intelligence as key factors in the failure to prevent the 9/11 attacks. Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) contain info. about criminal activity that may also reveal terrorist pre-operational planning. The Nationwide SAR Initiative (NSI) is an effort to have most law enforcement org. participate in a standardized, integrated approach to gathering, documenting, processing, and analyzing terrorism-related SARs. This report describes the NSI, the rationale for the sharing of terrorism-related SARs, and how the NSI seeks to achieve this objective. It also examines the privacy and civil liberties concerns raised by the initiative.


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