Compared to other departments of the federal government, the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is the youngest among all. After the tragic events of 9/11, DHS was created by the passing of the “Department of Homeland Security Act of 2002, and was an outgrowth of the Office of Homeland Security established by President George W. Bush after Sept. 11, 2001. Strong congressional support for a new federal department that would unify diverse and overlapping security functions of the federal government led to a White House proposal for the DHS in June, 2002, and the legislation was passed late the same year.” (Pearson Education, 2000 - 2015). The creation of the DHS allowed for the reorganizing of existing agencies with functions
Department of Homeland Security: Gaps and Fixes The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) had a colorful 14-year history. Many will say that the DHS has created a hulking bureaucracy and has placed or lumped together a great deal of departments that do not have any related functions. DHS currently suffers from a great deal of structural issues, but the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Transportation Safety Administration, and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement are in dire need of Presidential attention. Federal Emergency Management Agency Division of Responsibility
The Department of Homeland Security has come a long way since it’s creation post 9/11 and without a doubt it can be said that current policies should change according to the changes that will come especially with the use of technology, strategically planning, and intelligence collected. We have seen recent uprising that use the Internet as a way to get others onboard with their cause and this can be used not just for foreign groups but domestic groups equally. One can hope that these grants and training extended to the local law enforcement by Homeland Security or the federal government will also encompasses and taken into consideration these changes into the future polices.
Chapter 11 Homeland Security Web Exercise 1. What are the primary missions of intelligence agencies? The primary mission of intelligence agencies is to collected information outside and inside the borders of the United States, by using people and technology. Intelligence is used to protect the community and the citizens from a horrific incident.
Within the areas of Homeland Security and Homeland Defense lie specific primary missions, tasks, duties, and responsibilities of each. The primary missions, tasks, duties, and responsibilities of Homeland Security and Defense include preventing terrorism and enhancing security, securing and managing our borders, and enforcing immigration laws. Additionally, some primary tasks of Homeland Security also include safeguarding cyberspace and protecting ourselves from natural disasters (DHS, 2014). In order to achieve these goals, there are certain resources that play an integral part in accomplishing the mission.
Understanding Homeland Security for the State of Colorado Introduction There are many aspects to homeland security which include International, Federal, Local, and tribunal entities working together to address the various hazards and threats we face in today 's world. Each geographic location has its own concerns and priorities within the homeland security realm. The State of Colorado can achieve the process of mitigation, prevention, and preparedness using the various tools available and ensure a safer community. Understanding the overarching homeland security structure and concept and how it applies to the State of Colorado help establish continuity with the many supporting organizations available to address the state 's concerns.
The United States Border Patrol has seen an ever increase in funding, especially since its collaboration and indoctrination into the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Through the history of the “War on Drugs” brought on by the Nixon Administration, it is clear that the ever expanding costs in order to combat an ever increasing thirst for illegal drugs, and weapons. Border Security is most definitely detrimental in order to continue increasing homeland security, along with keeping the citizens of the United States not only safe from harm, but safe from legal and economic implications direct towards the legal citizens at the cost of illegal immigrant behavior. It takes the works of all forms and sources in order for the nation to be
As mentioned previously, Mexico is noted as the hub of the various flavors of trafficking entering the United States. According to U.S. State Department, nearly one in five victims who fall to the industry of the commercial sex trade travel through Texas with the cities of El Paso and Houston are listed as the most intense in high trafficking area. With Texas supporting many of the gateways leading to and from Mexico, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Tex) a ranking member of the House Homeland Security Committee’s Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee engaged with her Mexico counterparts. Favoring and promoting a comprehensive DHS wide border security strategy to include the roles and resources from both Mexico and U.S. was her primary concern.
Communication and cooperation with state and local law enforcement with federal officials are vital to combating the harmful effects of illegal immigration. State and local law enforcement act as a unit, strengthening the effectiveness of government migration agents in their jurisdictions. Notwithstanding the importance of state and local cooperation, some local ordinances and
Critical Infrastructure Protection [Name of Writer] [Name of Institution] Critical Infrastructure Protection 1. Interpret the Department of Homeland Security‘s mission, operations and responsibilities. The department of homeland security is responsible for ensuring a secure and safe homeland against acts of terrorism. The key elements of the department’s mission include: • Security • Resilience • Customs and Exchange
Their original purpose was to protect the border from any illegal from crossing, but they mainly focused on the Chinese immigrants from trying to avoid the Chinese exclusion laws. Their mission is to detect and prevent illegal aliens, drugs, terrorist, and terrorist weapons, including weapons of mass destruction from entering the U.S. Their primary mission remains unchanged to detect and prevent the illegal entry of aliens into the United States with the help of other law enforcement officers.
One objective that CBP has in regards to border security, is to increase their situational awareness of the air, land, and maritime borders (CBP.gov 17). This means that the CBP is constantly making sure they stay on top of current threats and are ready to defend against any situation that they may encounter. A Second objective CBP has is to detect, interdict, and disrupt any type of illegal cross-border activities that may occur (CBP.gov). This is important when it comes to the security of the United States, because one of the illegal activities that could be occurring along the border is terrorist trying to get into the country. A good way to ensure that illegal cross-border activities do not take place, is by building and maintaining a superb relationship with all of the state, local, federal, tribal, and international partners