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Homeland Security And Interagency Response

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This course examines the establishment and mission of the Department of Homeland Security, the agencies contained in the department, other federal agencies involved with homeland security, the USA PATRIOT Act and intelligence gathering, and the role of the military, local and state agencies, and the private sector in homeland security.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5

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    Homeland Security: Federal Government

    • Identify historical and world events that influenced the concept of homeland security.
    • Identify the roles and missions of the federal agencies incorporated into the Department of Homeland Security.
    • Describe the roles of other federal agencies with regard to homeland security.
    • Assess the role of the military with regard to homeland security.
    • Analyze the structure of the executive branch of the federal government.

    Response Strategies

    • Determine the challenges faced by first responders in a major emergency.
    • Analyze state and federal resources available to optimize response readiness.
    • Determine the relevance and uses of an after-action report.
    • Analyze the National Response Framework.
    • Analyze the Incident Command System.

    The USA PATRIOT Act and Intelligence Gathering

    • Assess the major elements of the USA PATRIOT Act and their influence on homeland security.
    • Determine the constitutionality of the USA PATRIOT Act.
    • Assess the methods and importance of intelligence gathering and issues involved with interagency sharing of information.

    Homeland Security: Local and State Agencies

    • Determine political factors that could influence the extent of involvement of local and state agencies.
    • Describe the significance of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) at the local and state levels.
    • Assess interagency communication issues at the local, state, and federal levels.
    • Identify the roles of local and state agencies that would be involved in homeland security.

    Homeland Security: The Private Sector

    • Determine the effect of domestic and international terrorism on the private sector.
    • Determine the private sector’s role in establishing a prevention and mitigation plan.
    • Evaluate the roles of the private sector in supporting homeland security initiatives.
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