Interoperable Risk Management in a Joint Interagency Multinational Environment

La Gestion des Risques Interopérables dans un Environnement Interarmées Multinational et Multiorganisationnel

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Authors
  1. Adams, B.D.
  2. Waldherr, S.
  3. Lee, K.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Toronto, Toronto ONT (CAN);Humansystems Inc, Guelph ONT (CAN)
Abstract
This report addresses risk management in the Department of National Defence and Canadian Forces, and explores the extent to which DND/CF is likely to be interoperable internally (e.g. in joint operations), as well as in relation to other organizations in the event of a major threat such as a terrorist attack. This report first explores existing national standards for conducting risk management, as well as the Treasury Board’s integrated risk management framework (2001) that mandates all government agencies in Canada to have a risk management plan. The available risk management approach of DND/CF (available in existing doctrine) is then considered in relation to the approach mandated by the Treasury Board. A review by Chief Review Services (2004) also provided a detailed assessment of the progress that DND/CF had made in implementing an integrated risk management plan. Review of these documents suggests some cause for concern with respect to future interoperability. Specifically, one potential problem (also noted in the CRS review) are the 2 distinct cultures within DND/CF with respect to risk management, and these cultural differences were no less prominent in 2005 documents provided by DND/CF in response to the CRS review. In general, the need for a common definition of risk management was also evident, as was a potential disconnect between the explicit risk management policies and the implicit approaches likely to be taken in an actual risk or threat situation. Other arti

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Keywords
Risk, Risk management, Risk assessment, Interoperability, Terrorism prediction, ;DND policy
Report Number
DRDC-TORONTO-CR-2007-068 — Contractor Report
Date of publication
01 Sep 2007
Number of Pages
96
DSTKIM No
CA030370
CANDIS No
528876
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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