Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has made a number of strides since its inception. Review the Operational and Support Components of the DHS and examine the DHS Organizational Chart [PDF]. Read the article, DHS Record of Progress and Vision for the Future, which discusses the success of the DHS in 2017.

Write a 2-4 page paper in which you:

  1. Explain how the DHS has changed from its inception in 2001 to what it has become today.
  2. Choose one the Operational and Support Components and discuss its importance to the mission and goal of the Department of Homeland Security.
  3. Describe three characteristics of homeland security that you feel the United States needs to address in the immediate future and why.
  4. Explain the role cyber terrorism could play in future attacks against the United States and its allies.