Prioritizing Threats and Allocating Resources

Project Title: Prioritizing Threats and Allocating Resources: Applying Lessons from Four Sectors to Inform National Security Priorities
Client: Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS)
Students: Daniel Park, Easton Smith, Nicolas Jensen, Yahe Li
Faculty Lead: Julian Dierkes
Fieldwork Location: Virtual – Ottawa
Year: 2020-21
Publications: The Pub

About the Project: This research worked on improving the policy planning process at CSIS pertaining to the challenge of balancing priorities between short-term threats to life (e.g. terrorism), and long-term strategic threats (e.g. economic security) by developing a menu of prioritization options by studying how other governmental and private sector organizations balance competing priorities. The output of this project were a policy brief and policy report provided to CSIS.

Key Words: National Security, Knowledge Transfer, Governance