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    George W. Bush was the President of the United States at the time and knew there needed to be a change in security. The Department of Homeland Security was established on November 25, 2002 after George W. Bush signed the Homeland Security Act of 2002 which created a federal department in the U.S that oversees security on the ground and in the air. The Department of Homeland security is a crucial part of America’s…

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    and borders, security and defense has always been paramount. The security of its people and defense of its infrastructure are vital to not only the sovereignty of a nation but the well-being of its citizens. Throughout history we have seen nations fall and governments toppled due to its inability to protect itself from both insider and outside threats. America has witnessed these situations time and time again since its birth in 1776. It has also had its own fair share of attempts to cripple…

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    of homeland security in relation to homeland defense and national security. The term homeland security and the concept of national security has been prevalent in the United States since the terrorist attacks along the East coast on September 11th, 2001. After these attacks the United States had to take a look at itself and reassess its policy over the counties defense. Since then the American people, fuel by the U.S. media, have been focusing on our nation’s security. This is at one of its…

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    Guard to the nation’s homeland defense and security is well established. Since its inception over 330 years ago, the National Guard has protected states and communities. As weather patterns began to intensify and terrorist threats increased, the National Guard’s role has expanded to assist in the response and recover to both natural and man-made disasters. It is well established that the mere presence of the National Guard after a traumatic event on United States soil has a calming effect on…

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    Homeland Security and Critical Infrastructure The events of September 11, 2001, 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…

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    Homeland Security Just like any other agency, the Department of Homeland Security has both a vision and a mission statement – the vision they have stated on their website is stated as follows: “Three key concepts form the foundation of our national homeland security strategy designed to achieve this vision: Security, Resilience, and Customs and Exchange,” (Department of Homeland Security, 2016). Nevertheless, these 3 concepts are what drive and motivate all the areas of the Department of…

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    The Homeland Security Bill enacted in 2003 was designed to enhance homeland security in the United States of America and unite those agencies into one cohesive agency (U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs, n.d.). The mission was to protect the United States of America from man-made and natural disasters. Preparedness, prevention, and recovery are all highly emphasized within the Department of Homeland Security. Originally the mission was to stop terrorist attacks,…

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    Does Homeland Security in the United States need increased funding? With current circumstances and on-going terrorist threats around the world, does the national security of the United States need more funding to protect its civilians? This paper argues that financial support of homeland security in the United States is of high importance and any necessary funds should be made for the cause. In 2016 alone, there have been multiple terrorist attacks, including the recent bombings in Brussels,…

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    the government in the Department of Homeland Security because, these people are the ones who keep us protected from harm. For my senior project, I am researching how it is possible to get a job in the Department of Homeland Security. Prior to the start of this project I just had the basic knowledge of what it is and that it is a part of the government. Throughout this project I plan on exploring the system and the skills it takes to get into the Department of Homeland Security starting in…

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    Intelligence Intelligence gathering and dissemination is the key to homeland security and homeland defense. The gathering of intelligence is a dynamic process that requires the cooperation of a myriad of federal, state, and local agencies. Throughout the process there are several capabilities and limitations that could become support or hinder the protection of the nation. Prior to the attacks on 9/11 the intelligence community struggled to collect and analyze information in regards to…

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