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Running Head: Knowledge Management Technologies

Unit 5 – Individual Project

Assignment Description

You are a vice president of a for-profit, private intelligence company. You have been approached by the mayor of a large city to provide intelligence services, including intelligence collectors and analysts, to a fusion center under the direction of the local police department.

Assignment Guidelines

  • Address the following in a research paper of 900–1,200 words:
    • Identify and describe 3–5 technologies that might be available at the fusion center to which the private intelligence company may not have had prior access.
      • Examples include the following:
        • Data mining
        • Advanced databases
        • Suspicious activity reporting (SAR)
        • Information exchange packages
        • Information sharing environment (ISE)
        • Geographic information systems (GIS)
      • What problems exist with the use of the selected technologies? Explain.
    • Will equipment (computers, etc.) be supplied by the fusion center? Explain.
    • What are the legal issues that could apply to the use of federal databases used by a private entity?
      • Consider liability, authority and responsibility, and duties.
    • Will the private intelligence personnel report to their immediate employer or representatives of the police department? Why?
      • To whom should all reports be addressed? Explain.
    • Will copies be available to the private intelligence company for its records? Why or why not?
    • Who will be responsible for financing and payment of invoices? Explain.
    • What kinds of communications technology will private intelligence collectors and analysts use to communicate with the other fusion center stakeholders? Explain.
      • Would they have access to secure federal channels or networks? Why or why not?
  • Be sure to reference all sources using APA style.