PUA 440: Case Study: Homeland Security

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Erick Jurado
Case Study: Homeland Security
PUA 440- Spring 2017

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was created as the result of the September
11 terrorist attacks on the United States. President Bush signed into law the Homeland Security
Act of 2002 to create the United States Department of Homeland Security. The main purpose of the DHS is to protect the home from foreign and internal threats.” Department of Homeland
Security (DHS) was created through the integration of all or part of 22 different federal departments and agencies into a unified, integrated department” (Who Joined DHS, 2017).
“Secretary of Homeland John Kelly” currently leads the DHS (Secretary of Homeland Security,
2017). I personally believe that terrorism can happen to any country including the United States …show more content…

They needed to communicate with 22 other agencies and establish goals each of them different from what was not working before. I can personally relate this to a major culture shock to each department because they have to adapt to the new environment and workflow. I also would not blame this on the DHS not having enough resources because they were given from 13 to 41 billon dollars each year from the Office of Management and Budget. This budget was supposed to be used to upgrade borders, improve law enforcement, develop national attentiveness and answer programs, and advance current technology to make it a modernized department. In my personal opinion I feel like the DHS was undertaking a lot of tasks at one time

4 and could not handle all the information and work. They should of delegated the work to the 22 other agencies and seen what worked best for the overall department. The pressure of the recent attack on the United States put the agency under the microscope of the nation because everyone was on high alert.
The first issue was that the DHS was having problems with coordinating actions

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