The preliminary credibility assessment screening system (PCASS) is a US-based program, which is currently being implemented by intelligence units of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to make the initial screening of individuals suspected of infiltrating the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF). Sensors have been instrumental in the PCASS, leading to organizational change. The aim of this research is to describe how the ANDSF adapted to the implementation of PCASS, as well as implemented changes since the beginning of the program. To do so, we have conducted a qualitative, exploratory, and descriptive case study that allows one to understand, through the use of a series of data collection sources, a real-life phenomenon of which little is known. The results suggest that the sensors used in PCASS empower security forces with reliable technologies to identify and neutralize internal threats. It then becomes evident that the technological leadership that PCASS provides allows the developing of a relatively stable and con-sistent organizational change, fulfilling the objectives of the NATO and the ANDSF.
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Funding: This research was funded by National Funds through the FCT (Foundation for Science and Technology), I.P., within the scope of the project Ref. UIDB/05583/2020.
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- Afghan security and defense forces
- North Atlantic Treaty Organization
- Organizational change
- Preliminary credibility assessment screening system
- Technological leadership