Coerce, consent, and coax: A review of U.S. congressional efforts to improve federal counterterrorism information sharing

Alon Peled*

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Abstract

Government Accountability Office reports and secondary sources reveal that the U.S. Congress has employed three distinct legislative approaches to address the federal counterterrorism information-sharing impasse: coerce, consent, and coax. One main example illustrates each approach: the Homeland Security Information Network project exemplifies the coerce approach; Intellipedia illustrates the consent approach; the office of the Program Manager of the Information Sharing Environment exemplifies the coax approach. Secondary examples are utilized including those of regional Fusion Centers, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and the National Counterterrorism Center. The merits and challenges of the three approaches are discussed and compared. The conclusion proposes ideas for using the approach most appropriate to specific counterterrorism challenges.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)674-691
Number of pages18
JournalTerrorism and Political Violence
Volume28
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 7 Aug 2016

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Keywords

  • Counterterrorism
  • Federal government
  • Information sharing
  • USA

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