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DHS: Centralized or decentralized model?

While the DHS centralized model in place has had it problems and a decentralized model seems to be the quickest and attractive alternative that doesn't guarantee results, would a compromise of both methods be the best course of action?

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Thank you for using Brainmass.. Given that OTAs at Brainmass cannot complete assignments for students, what I can do is provide you with a template for how your answer might look.

It appears that your question deals with what balance to strike between a centralized model and a decentralized model for (I presume) the federal Department of Homeland Security.

First, you'll need to identify the actual problems of performance within this department, i.e. what isn't getting done that should be done? DHS - specifically FEMA - took major hits over the lackluster response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita several years ...

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The solution provides ideas and guidance in tackling the question of centralized and decentralized models in the management of the DHS in relation to efficieny, function and response.