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Systemic Challenges and Policy Impediments in Homeland Security

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

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I'm not sure if you are posing this question based on a list of 'various homeland security problems' you may have encountered from lecture or reading assignments, or from another such source. Understanding this, let's start with the Homeland Security Advisory Council called 'The Top Ten Challenges Facing the Next Secretary of Homeland Security. From this paper, written 11 September 2008, here are those challenges:

1) Vertical and Horizontal integration of DHS to accomplish its mission

2) Deadlines and oversight for Congressional mandates

3) Continue to improve intelligence and information sharing

4) Building a cadre of HS leadership through a unified national training and education ...

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The solution provides insight to the varied problems of homeland security by providing points for discussion as well as links to relevant articles.