Discuss the Changes of the Department of Homeland Security

DHS Progress

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has made a number of strides
in recent years, including 2011. The department’s organization and
cooperation with other agencies continues to strengthen. Read the
article discussing the success of the DHS in 2011 located at http://www.dhs.gov/ynews/releases/20111222-dhs-progress-2011.shtm.

Write a ten to twelve (10-12) page paper in which you:

  1. Explain how the DHS has changed from its inception in 2001 to what it has become today.
  2. Describe
    how the relationships between the DHS and other law enforcement and
    intelligence agencies have transformed over the years.
  3. Analyze
    the current structure of the DHS and other agencies protecting the
    United States from internal and external threats. Suggest three (3)
    changes to the current structure of the DHS and justify your
    suggestions.
  4. Describe the top three (3) characteristics of
    homeland security that the United States needs to address in the
    immediate future and why.
  5. Discuss the existing roadblocks that are preventing the DHS from addressing these top concerns.
  6. Predict
    the role cyber terrorism could play in future attacks against the
    United States and its allies. Describe what you consider to be the
    largest cyber threat(s) to the nation.
  7. Use at least five (5) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.

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