Six strategic challenges on Department of Homeland Security’s.

Six strategic challenges on Department of Homeland Security’s.

Assignment Instructions

Develop a 4-5 page essay that fully responds to the following prompt:

Prompt: The Department of Homeland Security’s 2014 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review identifies six strategic challenges (found on page 28 of this document) that it believes will drive risks facing the nation over the next several years.  Explain the process used by local communities (counties or cities) in determining which of these threats pose the greatest risks to their respective communities, and how these communities prioritize their resources in attempting to prevent or mitigate these threats.  In addition, what steps and actions might be taken by these communities to prepare for such events in a proactive and effective manner?

(Note: The six strategic challenges are: The terrorist threat, cyber threats, biological concerns, nuclear terrorism, transnational criminal organizations and natural hazards. Do not confuse these with the Department of Homeland Security’s five missions)

Technical Requirements:

Length: 4-5 pages total, double spaced, 1″ margins, 12 pitch type in Times New Roman font.  Title page, abstract (if used) and reference list do not count towards the required page count.

Sources:  You are not limited to the assigned readings within this course for your research.  Research outside of assignment readings is encouraged.  You must use and document in your paper, a minimum of five academically acceptable resources for this assignment. 

Citations/References:  You must use the APA Reference List (Parenthetical) style for this assignment.

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