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Unclassified Summary of Information Handling and Sharing Prior to the April 15, 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings

Topics: Commercial Facilities & Mass Gatherings, Emergency Management, Homeland Security Theory Policy and Practice, Terrorism,

This report is an unclassified summary of a full 168-page classified report that was issued simultaneously. The objectives of this report are to determine: the extent of the information available to the government prior to the bombing, whether the sharing of this information was fully in compliance with U.S. policies and laws, and whether there are any weaknesses in these procedures that impact our threat-detection ability.

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