Essay about Homeland Security And Homeland Defense

1534 Words Oct 23rd, 2016 7 Pages
Drawing upon resource material provided and that discovered while conducting your own research, students are expected to develop a written essay of 4-5 pages total (not including title page and reference list) to fully provide the requested information regarding the following two topics (both must be addressed):

Topic 1: Fully describe the overall concepts of homeland security and homeland defense. Construct a response that provides the following related to both homeland security and homeland defense:
• Primary missions, tasks, duties, responsibilities, operations, etc. for each broad initiative.
• Resources needed/utilized to address them
• Highlight those responsibilities and efforts that are shared between the two
• Lastly, provide your own definition of homeland security.

Topic 2: Provide an overview of our nation’s critical infrastructure with an emphasis on the following:
• Its relationship to homeland security and homeland defense
• Specific resources needed to adequately protect it
• Offer your assessment concerning our nation’s current infrastructure protection efforts
• For identified vulnerabilities, in what ways should they be addressed?

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Technical Requirements:

Length: 4-5 pages total (excluding required title page and reference list), double spaced, 1" margins, 12 pitch type in Times New Roman font.

Sources: A minimum of 4-5 academically acceptable sources are to be utilized. Sources for this assignment are to come from both…

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