Its five main missions and goals are to 1) prevent terrorism and enhance security, 2) secure and manage our borders, 3) enforce and administer immigration laws, 4) safeguard and secure cyberspace, and 5) ensure resilience to disaster (Bullock, Haddow, & Coppola, 2013). In 2010, the Obama Administration published the Quadrennial Homeland Security Review (QHSR) which defined the homeland security enterprise (HSE). The HSE consists of all those who share a common interest in homeland security, to include federal, state, local, tribal, territorial, non-governmental, and private sector entities sharing the responsibility (Bullock, Haddow, & Coppola, 2013). The following table identifies the operational and support components within the Department of Homeland Security and describes their specific function (DHS, 2015).
The Military and the National Response Framework Whenever disaster occurs, the federal government is tasked to response to such a disaster. In order to make the response more efficient, all levels of government and other bodies are guided by the National Response Framework (NRF). As a
The media today consists of a huge diversity of different things. This is because the United States is known as the melting pot country and today 's society doesn 't understand the real history of the Native American people. They are easily one of the top most underrepresented cultures and people in the media in today’s world. This is why there are stereotypes of them throughout the media. Native Americans are stereotyped in many ways such as in movies, tv shows, books, etc.
The Washington D.C football team has started a controversy with many people that are from the American Indian background. The “indian” sports mascot, logos, or symbols show an image of the Native American people that is not true. To some this may concerning, but to others this is no big deal. I think that this is something that people and teams should care or think about.
In February of 2003 Presidential Directive (HSPD)-5, Management of Domestic Incidents was issued, that developed the National Incident Management System (NIMS). This system provides a template to enable Federal, State, local, and nongovernmental organizations to work together effectively and efficiently to prepare for, prevent, respond to, and recover from domestic incidents, regardless of complexity. This system was developed to deal with massive natural and man-made incidents. There are six major areas that are addressed within the scope of NIMS: Command and Management, Preparedness, Resource Management, Communication and Information Management, Supporting Technologies, and Ongoing Management and Maintenance. (2.)
The Homeland Security Act assigned responsibility to DHS for managing crucial parts of first responders. The two organizations in DHS that is the lead are The Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate and the Office of State and Local Government Coordination and Preparedness. The key task for these organizations in DHS is to build a comprehensive national incident management system that defines the roles and responsibilities of federal, state, and local governments and how they handle numerous first responder disciplines during an actual emergency occurrence . DHS has the lead and will continue to grow how they develop all-hazard first responder training. Creating additional funding in DHS for first responders to respond to terrorist attacks will be something that should
Emergency Management is a complex system that is used to protect the lives and property of human beings all over the planet. In the United States and within the Department of Homeland Security lies the Federal Emergency Management Agency. According to the FEMA website this agency is responsible for supporting the citizens and first responders in building, sustaining, and improving their capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards (FEMA.gov, 2015). One of the processes that FEMA focuses on is the four phases of Emergency Management. These phases are the quintessential actions taken during involvement of an emergency incident.
The stereotypes and misconceptions of people with diabetes are so severe that most people do not care about finding a cure for the disease. Many people who are not diabetic do not understand the
What defines a person? Is one of the most basic anthropological questions within the discipline, with the definitions that people have for other people and categories that we have succumb to. This question is loaded and difficult to answer. Unfortunately, indigenous people experience this categorizing plight more than any other racial group in North America and around the world. Furthermore, it has impacted their wellbeing and stripped them of their outward identity.
These issues lead to what our history class describes as “modern sectionalism”. One such issue is LGBT+ rights and equality. In the article “Here Are A Few Of The Things The LGBT Community Is Still Fighting For,” the author talks about how the LGBT+ community is still fighting for certain rights.
Before America was more civilized and polite, people of different races were treated more harshly as if they were animals instead of humans. Many Westerners did not enjoy and instead resented the Native Americans. To the settlers, the Natives were “unfamiliar, alien people who occupied land that white settlers wanted and believed they deserved” (History Channel Staff). The disapproval from white settlers was present until Natives got more acquainted white culture. The Natives gained many rights including individual ownership of land or property, and sometimes even slaves.
Native Americans have been depicted as primitives and salvages since they were discovered by of non-natives in the Americas. These stereotypes were created through oral tradition by explorers and settlers and remained to in the present through books, radio, television, and film. This prejudice has caused Native Americans to suffer this backlash throughout their life. They have been coined noble savages or murderous heathens, especially in western movies, films, and television shows. Native American men were considered a good Indian brave, the villainous warrior, or mystic nature priest.
Other common stereotypes that have been used negatively to describe Native Americans are the following ones: All Indigenous people are alcoholics; Native Americans are lazy or all Native Americans live in reservations; just a few to mention. Native Americans have also been seen as “nomads”. The reason of this perception is, some of the Euro-Americans believed that Indians wandered aimlessly as hunters and gatherers. The consequence of this perception, was that Europeans occupied the space with the excuse of Indians did not used the lands for any productive purpose. But what people does not know is the following “All Indians, even the Labrador hunters, the tribes of the Buffalo-covered plains, and the Eskimos, lived in villages.
#1 The biggest argument that people make for the teams keeping mascots and their names is that a small percent of Native Americans are really “offended” by them. The percent of Native Americans that are offended shouldn’t be ignored just because they are a small percent On top of that, the statistics involved are complicated and hard to verify. #2 Teams seem to “target” Native Americans: Use their image and names with less worry about retaliation because they are a minority and would be less likely to retaliate than another group, in the case of their culture being attacked #3 The image of another culture (which is more prominent and larger in our society) wouldn’t be used as a mascot or team name because it would offend a larger group
Law enforcement is a one of the major constituents in criminal justice system. Today there are many law enforcement agencies in the United States. The agencies range from local police departments to large federal agencies. Law Enforcement is made up of three agencies: local, state, and federal. Each agency is made of multiple departments.