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Counterintelligence Technologies: An Exploratory Case Study of Preliminary Credibility Assessment Screening System in the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces

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Department of Economics, Management, Industrial Engineering and Tourism, GOVCOPP, Campus Universitário de Santiago, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
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Industrial Engineering and Management, Lusofona University, Campo Grande, 1749-024 Lisbon, Portugal
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CISD, Rua de Pedrouços, Military University Institute, 1449-027 Lisboa, Portugal
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CISeD–Research Center in Digital Services, Polytechnic Institute of Viseu, Campus Politécnico, 3504-510 Viseu, Portugal
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Department of Industrial Engineering, Afeka Tel-Aviv College of Engineering, Tel Aviv 69988, Israel
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Academic Editor: Domenico Beneventano
Information 2021, 12(3), 122; https://doi.org/10.3390/info12030122
Received: 16 January 2021 / Revised: 8 March 2021 / Accepted: 11 March 2021 / Published: 12 March 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Big Data Integration and Intelligent Information Integration)
The preliminary credibility assessment screening system (PCASS) is a US-based program, which is currently being implemented by intelligence units of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to make the initial screening of individuals suspected of infiltrating the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF). Sensors have been instrumental in the PCASS, leading to organizational change. The aim of this research is to describe how the ANDSF adapted to the implementation of PCASS, as well as implemented changes since the beginning of the program. To do so, we have conducted a qualitative, exploratory, and descriptive case study that allows one to understand, through the use of a series of data collection sources, a real-life phenomenon of which little is known. The results suggest that the sensors used in PCASS empower security forces with reliable technologies to identify and neutralize internal threats. It then becomes evident that the technological leadership that PCASS provides allows the developing of a relatively stable and consistent organizational change, fulfilling the objectives of the NATO and the ANDSF. View Full-Text
Keywords: sensors; technological leadership; organizational change; North Atlantic Treaty Organization; Afghan security and defense forces; preliminary credibility assessment screening system sensors; technological leadership; organizational change; North Atlantic Treaty Organization; Afghan security and defense forces; preliminary credibility assessment screening system
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Reis, J.; Amorim, M.; Melão, N.; Cohen, Y.; Costa, J. Counterintelligence Technologies: An Exploratory Case Study of Preliminary Credibility Assessment Screening System in the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces. Information 2021, 12, 122. https://doi.org/10.3390/info12030122

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Reis J, Amorim M, Melão N, Cohen Y, Costa J. Counterintelligence Technologies: An Exploratory Case Study of Preliminary Credibility Assessment Screening System in the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces. Information. 2021; 12(3):122. https://doi.org/10.3390/info12030122

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Reis, João, Marlene Amorim, Nuno Melão, Yuval Cohen, and Joana Costa. 2021. "Counterintelligence Technologies: An Exploratory Case Study of Preliminary Credibility Assessment Screening System in the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces" Information 12, no. 3: 122. https://doi.org/10.3390/info12030122

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