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National Security Strategy

Read the May 2010 National Security Strategy (Pages 19-22)(see course materials). Analyze the strategy and discuss its strengths and weaknesses. Assess the Administration's progress to date and if you could recommend one thing to the President on his CT policy, what would it be and why do you think your recommendation is importa

Making a Difference

What is creative sentencing? Do you agree with creative sentencing? Is it appropriate? Explain.

Texas Used Private Contractors to Administer State Government?

What do you think of the present private contractor system? Should the private contractors replace government employees? Would this proposal be a logical expansion of the existing private contractor sysytem? What are the problems with the privatization?

Although the federal government's role in the English-only campaign has been relatively small in terms of funding levels, federal guidelines have been influential in policy development and implementation at the state and local levels.

The business and professional community learned there was a lot at stake if the English-only policy were made law. Although the proposed restrictions on other languages are often trivial in practice, it expresses a spirit of intolerance and was offensive to corporations and businesses that has employees who were ethnic minoritie

Israel, France & UK terrorism policies

Using outside sources available on the internet or in the online library, research the terrorism policies of Israel, France, and the UK. How do these differ from how the Obama administration is approaching terrorism and counterterrorism? What are the similarities and differences?

State and Local government rights vs Homeland Security

1. Are the State Emergency Response Commissions (SERCs) and the Local Emergency Response Commissions (LERCs) threatened for control of local disasters by the Department of Homeland Security? 2. Does the Federal government have to do more to simplify and limit liability for state and local governments and industry for cert

Social Services Initiatives

Should the Federal Government increase social services initiatives to improve the quality of life issues for the less fortunate ones. For instance: 1) promoting training/educational assistance initiatives to help the unskilled workers obtain/hold jobs 2) assist the elderly/homeless with affordable housing; 3) increase health in

Homeland Security

Does Public policy plays a major role in the effectiveness of homeland security. If these policies impede upon too many civil liberties and securities then the public will be less likely to accept the reform?

Emergency Management Plan for UCI

From the Student - Ma'am: I selected your recommendation for using UCI for their Emergency Plan in a previous posting. My professor liked the selection and I spent a lot time identifying its strengths and how it fit in with the NRP and used the elements of the NIMS. I reviewed their mission, scope of operations, objectives an

Homeland Security

Is the fusing of intelligence a continues issue? There have been numerous instances in which DHS has experienced turf wars with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the DoD, public battles that have damaged the image of the organization.

Conclusion and APA format

I need a 500+ word conclusion written for my paper. I also need it formatted in APA format according to APA standards. Attached is the paper.

Policy on terrorism

Why do the same countries the U.S. counts on to act in accordance with U.S. policy on terrorism in fact promote the problem of terrorism? What can be done to resolve this dilemma?

Two definitive paths to terrorism

There are two definitive paths to terrorism; the "top-down process" and the "bottom-up process" (CSIS, 2007, in your course materials folder). Unfortunately, due to certain laws, civil rights, and civil liberties, many potential terrorists are too far down the path and well on their way to becoming full-fledged terrorists by the

Homeland Security

Discuss the various homeland security problems in terms of the biggest systemic challenges facing each, and the major policy impediments for each.

Homeland Security

How do we define terrorism and why is such a definition important to Homeland Security? Discuss why there is confusion when trying to define terrorism.

Department of Homeland Security

True statement or not? The impetus for the creation of the Department of Homeland Security was a terrorist attack and that was the focus of our initial efforts.

Opinion on Homeland Security

What is you opinion of the following: A strategy should provide purpose for those that must plan how to best accomplish changing the existing environment in order to achieve the desired end-state. President Obama states the overall objective is a world in which America is stronger, more secure, and is able to overcome our challe

Help in putting together an Emergency Management Plan

I will have to do five things with this plan. 1. Identify the plan I want to use and what I want to focus on and why 2. identification of strengths and of the policy 3. identification of the weaknesses 4. my position on the strenthd and weaknesses 5. overall evaluation and my position on this paln or policy. I need help

Homeland Security

Is it true that the bureaucratic barriers between intelligence organizations seems to prevent their coordination? Also is America squandering its opportunities for defense by not making the proper decisions when the opportunity for change arrives?

Homeland Security

In 2004 our nation's leaders were admitting that the war on terror would probably last a generation or more, even as they continued to argue among themselves about thether it could ever truly be won. What is you opinion on this? If they had acted diferently - sooner, smarter - would we have been able to contain what were at on t

Patriot Act, Homeland Security and Policies

Is it true that bureaucrats capitalized on the tragedies of 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina to squeeze through (policy changes) in the guise of homeland security. Due to Congressional tendencies to focus on increasing power, influence, and resources for their home state, the opportunities to protect American infrastructure, change

Disaster management and the 9-11 Commission

Does the 9-11 Commission Report require significant changes in the National Response Plan with stronger vertical and horizontal integration between Federal, State, and local disaster response plans.? Should cyberterrorism be included in the NRP as a component. Does it pose that much of a threat?