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    Introduction The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines food insecurity as “limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods or limited or uncertain ability to acquire acceptable foods in socially acceptable ways.”1 Nearly 12% of people living in Virginia are considered food insecure, and these rates are even higher in the southeastern portion of the state. The cities of Norfolk and Portsmouth have food insecurity rates close to 19%.2 Many of these individuals are children, and the effects of childhood hunger are often detrimental on a child’s development. Their growth may be hindered, academics may suffer, and overall well-being may be compromised. 3 Another side effect from childhood hunger is one…

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    Over the past decade the United States has made efforts in keeping food safe for the consumer. Specifically by enacting the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) amended the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic act.1 Since nearly 80% of food supply in the U.S is controlled by the FDA,1 preventable problems arise daily including food-borne illnesses and contaminated food. Shortly after these reoccurring events, consumers convinced congress to put into…

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    U.S. Customs and Border Protection – Agency Overview and Career Opportunities The United States Customs and Border Protection exists as a subordinate organization within the Department of Homeland Security. Although U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) did not exist prior to the Homeland Security Act going into effect in 2003, the Customs and Border Protection still possess a rich history of previous forces that evolved into the modern Customs and Border Protection. The mission, budget,…

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    highlighted significant gaps in the country’s emergency preparedness and more specifically, its ability to identify threats and protect against terrorist attacks. The resulting analyses of the incident and the response efforts stressed the need for an overarching program that would coordinate the efforts of a multitude of government agencies with competing goals and requirements. A program that would improve the transfer of critical intelligence and maximize response efforts. It leads to the…

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    This is known as a risk assessment; the evaluation of the possible consequences should disaster occur (Lindell, Perry & Prater). According to Masse, O’Neil & Rollins, risk assessment methodology has had at least three different stages of development in relation to homeland security (2007). In the fiscal year 2001, the Department of Justice was the primary agency responsible for assessing risk through its first stage. The Department of Justice vied that Risk was equal to Population of an area;…

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    plagues the United States due to dilemmas surrounding its handling. A scientific consensus shows that the best way to get rid of nuclear waste is through geological disposal, however, this method creates several barriers. Geological disposal includes storing nuclear waste in an underground repository site in hopes of it being contained without the need of surveillance for thousands of years. Due to the fact that nuclear waste contains high levels of radioactivity, the search for a repository…

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    US Intel Community 1. An element of the National Security Act of 1947 stated “…No United States intelligence information may be provided to the United Nations or any organization affiliated with the United Nations...” Briefly defend this position from an ethical perspective. Whenever the National Security Act of 1947 were precisely constituted, it would have been addressed the National Subversives Security Act since it constituted the administrative model for revolutionists to the United…

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    Cost-Conscious Culture United States national security professionals must balance the ability to counter strategic threats with the appropriate force structure and capabilities. By FY 2018, according to OMB projections, “the federal government will be spending more on net interest payments than on national defense for the first time in modern history.” The current trends indicate a more fiscally constrained future, forcing the balance be achieved through a cost-conscious culture. It will be…

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    The United States transportation industry is one of the largest consumer markets. The market domains within the transportation industry are major contribution to the continual expansion of the industry. The transportation business is massive, incorporating everything from metropolitan transport, train systems and buses that people use to commute back and forth to work and school, from the rail and trucking systems that transport products nationwide and ships that move products from port to port…

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    Individual Marketing Analysis What is Pro Force Contracting? Pro Force Contracting Ltd. is a residential construction company based out of Grande Prairie, Alberta. They employ 8 people and specializes in renovations as a general contractor. They practice good social behaviour by always operating within the code and all laws and guidelines from workers health and safety. This business also tries to give back to the community by sponsoring rodeo events and high school sports teams. The main…

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