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Research on Terrorism

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2003, $332,018)

Project Summary for 2003-IJ-CX-1023

The Research Triangle Institute will examine the potential for inter-agency partnerships and cooperation among law enforcement and public health agencies to prepare for and respond to the threat of terrorism in the United States. The goal of this project is to improve efficiency and responses to this threat by coordinating data collected through public health surveillance systems. Assuming this data could contribute to the common goals of law enforcement and public health, the study will evaluate the potential for coordination by comparing the U.S. public health surveillance systems used in Canada and the United Kingdom to examine inter-agency coordination, barriers to cooperation, new technologies and methods and analytical. The comparison will yield a set of best practices in the United Kingdom and Canada that can be applied to the United States.


Date Created: September 7, 2003