Drawing upon resource material provided and that discovered while conducting your own research, students are expected to develop a written essay of 4-5 pages total (not including title page and reference list) to fully provide the requested information regarding the following two topics (both must be addressed):
Topic 1: Fully describe the overall concepts of homeland security and homeland defense. Construct a response that provides the following related to both homeland security and homeland defense:
- Primary missions, tasks, duties, responsibilities, operations, etc. for each broad initiative.
- Resources needed/utilized to address them
- Highlight those responsibilities and efforts that are shared between the two
- Lastly, provide your own definition of homeland security.
Topic 2: Provide an overview of our nation’s critical infrastructure with an emphasis on the following:
- Its relationship to homeland security and homeland defense
- Specific resources needed to adequately protect it
- Offer your assessment concerning our nation’s current infrastructure protection efforts
- For identified vulnerabilities, in what ways should they be addressed?