2 assignments

460 DB 3

Since the events of September 11, 2001 the U.S. intelligence community—including state, local, and tribal entities—has grown exponentially. Critics argue that the U.S. intelligence apparatus and the policies and strategies that go along with it have gotten too big, expensive, and difficult to control. Some even go as far as to say that the massive U.S. intelligence system has become “unwieldy.” Proponents of the enhanced system, on the other hand, claim that the exponential growth has improved intelligence operations, thwarted attacks, and that the U.S. intelligence community achieves untold successes every day. Proponents also argue that although there is some duplication of efforts, this promotes competitive analysis.

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas:

  • Do you feel that the U.S. intelligence system—including its policies, strategies, and operations—has gotten too big to control and to be effective? Explain your position.
  • What impact do the complex webs of federal, state, and local policies and strategies have on the overall success and effectiveness of the U.S. intelligence community? Explain.
  • Has the addition of intelligence apparatus at the state and local levels increased the overall success of the intelligence mission, or has it just added another layer of bureaucracy to an already complex and cumbersome system? Explain.

420 DB 3

Homeland security strategic planning is occurring at all levels of government, and the process is interconnected among the levels of government. In Week 3, you learned how the federal homeland security strategic planning process impacts state homeland security strategic planning processes. You explored, at some depth, the provisions in the National Strategy for Homeland Security that relate to state and local government homeland security activities. In Week 3, you also learned that the DHS process for allocating and awarding grants to state and local governments varies greatly from grant to grant, creating a difficult planning environment for state and local governments.

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas:

  • You know that the environment in which current homeland security strategic planning is occurring is dynamic.
    • Do the same dynamic factors at the federal level occur at the state levels of government? Explain.
      • Provide several examples of factors to back up your position.
  • You know that DHS grants to states and local governments vary widely in their allocation and award methodologies.
    • Does the DHS grant allocation and grant-making process complicate state strategic planning efforts? Explain in detail.
  • Information sharing continues to be a key challenge in homeland security strategic planning, especially between the federal and state governments.
    • Do you believe the department-level and national-level homeland security strategies sufficient address this issue? Explain.
      • Justify your position with examples from the strategies.

Place Similar Order Now!

  • Our Support Staff are online 24/7
  • Our Writers are available 24/7
  • Most Urgent order is delivered with 6 Hrs
  • 100% Original Assignment Plagiarism report can be sent to you upon request.
Type of paper Academic level Subject area
Number of pages Paper urgency Cost per page:
 Total: