Putting Research Studies to Work for Internal Security
Ensuring internal security is a field where much depends on cooperation between various agencies.
As a result, Estonia faces the task of how to define and combine the internal security dimension of various agencies, which would in essence mean overcoming domestic barriers and moving in the direction of a state without internal borders. This would require a corresponding national programme to be developed and launched, as Austria, for one, has done with its security studies programme. In building our internal security programme, we could use Estonia’s advanced electronic data interchange environment and data network capability and public key infrastructure, Europe’s largest. The time is ripe for involving Estonian researchers in resolving security tasks and thereby increasing internal security capability.