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Protecting Individual Privacy in the Struggle Against Terrorists: A Framework for Program Assessment
SUMMARY OF FRAMEWORK CRITERIA
For Evaluating Effectiveness
Is there a clearly stated purpose for the information-based program?
Is that objective worthwhile?
Is it legally appropriate?
Is there a demand or need for it?
Is it already being accomplished or could it be accomplished through less intrusive or less costly means?
Is there a sound rational basis for the information-based program and each of its components?
Is there a sound experimental basis for the information-based program and each of its components?
Does the system work to achieve its stated purpose?
Has the new system been shown to work in simulations or laboratory settings or has it been field-tested?
Did the test conditions take into account real-world conditions?
Has it been applied to historical data to determine if it accurately accomplished its objective?
Have experimental successes been replicated to demonstrate that they were not coincidence?
Has the system been subjected to critical analysis, challenge, and likely countermeasures (for example, through “red-teaming”)?
Is the information-based program scalable?
Has it been tested on a data set of adequate size to predict its scalability?
Has it been tested against likely countermeasures or changes in technologies, threats, and society?
Is there a clearly stated set of operational or business processes that comprehensively specify how the information-based program should operate in the organization?
Is the information-based program capable of being integrated in practice with related systems and tools?