Essay On Intelligence In Homeland Security

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Intelligence in Homeland Security
After the attack of 9/11 on the United States the Nation learned there were many areas that needed improvement in regards to the security of the homeland. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) had to take into account the lessons learned from 9/11, especially the shortfalls that were seen in intelligence gathering and make some major changes. The DHS is not the only agency that is responsible for gathering information for the Nation’s safety, there are many different national agencies that provide intelligence for homeland security. Some of the National agencies include offices that many have heard of like Customs and Border Patrol, the U.S. Coast Guard or the Secret Service, but there are other National agencies that contribute that most Americans may not know about. These are agencies like the Office of Intelligence and Analysis and the Homeland Security Intelligence Council (Randol, 2010). Outside of the National agencies there are also local partners that are relied on like local level law enforcement agencies and intelligence-led policing. All of these agencies help the DHS decrease weaknesses in the
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One of those improvements are the capabilities of Homeland Security allowing the Nation to better protect against threats. The DHS protects the Countries borders by improving the authentication of foreign and domestic identification as well as enforcing immigration rules (DHS, 2016). The DHS ensures the United States continues to be resilient against disasters and they provide disaster preparedness training to first responders (DHS, 2016). They safeguard Cyberspace by issuing warnings in regards to imminent threats and they give grants to protect the Nations critical infrastructure against terrorism (DHS,

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