Understanding and Overcoming Information Sharing Failures
Crowther, K. (2014). Understanding and Overcoming Information Sharing Failures. Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. 11(1): 131-154.
The author reviewed the common information sharing failures that caused or exacerbated major catastrophes – the attack on Pearl Harbor, the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and Hurricane Katrina. His analysis revealed several categories of failure: partnering, communication, synthesis and decision-making, and awareness. Suggestions for future research and improvements are included.