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Running Head: MIDTERM CASE STUDY1Midterm Case Study
Running Head: MIDTERM CASE STUDY2American Public University SystemConcepts in this chapterThe case is about developing the terrorist watch list database.This database consolidatesinformation from multiple sources into a single list.The quality, consistency, and accuracy of adatabase is what this chapter is about.This directly relates to the terror watch list.As the data isentered into the database the records are checked to make sure they are accurate; however, thedata coming from multiple sources can lead to inaccurate data.This is a major concern of thedatabase.Another major problem with the database is innocents getting listed in it erroneously.These erroneous listings can be particularly difficult to get removed.The agency that put anindividual in the database has to request this individual to be removed.A relational databasehelps to main consistency and quality of the data in it (Laudon, 2016).Benefits of the databaseThe terrorist watchlist has many benefits and goals.The watchlist is designed to helpfacilitate communication between agencies.It combines the data between multiple agencies intoa single source.This would to easier detection of terrorists and in turn more arrests.Thisdatabase helps to secure American borders and keep the citizens safer.The watch list makeskeeps communication efficient between agencies (Kopel, 2008).This watch list providesadditional datapoints to many law enforcement and security agencies.This allows manyagencies to make decisions quicker.It also lets them know if an individual may require moreinvestigation before a decision can be made.Prior to this database these individual agencies hadto rely on their on information.This led to more terrorist slipping through the cracks, becausethey did not have enough information to identify them.

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Term
Fall
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Tags
Counter terrorism, Watchlist, Secure Flight, No Fly List

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