The Logic of Maritime Domain Awareness

Achieving maritime domain awareness on a global scale would require extensive collection, networking and analysis activity. Much of the necessary work is already being done by government agencies and private companies, but the results are so balkanized that information often fails to reach users in a timely fashion or usable form. Major changes will be required to break down organizational barriers to cooperation, and to fill gaps in collection and analysis capability. Such changes are unlikely to occur unless an organization such as the Navy or Coast Guard is given the power and resources to press for implementation of new practices.

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