Unit 3 – Individual Project
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Type: Individual Project
Unit: Strategies for Integrated Homeland Security Intelligence
Assess the Intelligence Community’s (IC) capabilities and limitations.
Evaluate interagency coordination and the flow of intelligence for homeland security.
Understand and evaluate the IC role in homeland security.
Write a brief summary of an intelligence and information-sharing strategy, either by a specific agency or in general as it applies to intelligence and information sharing in APA 6th edition guidelines. The summary will identify the following:
The agency behind the strategy
The primary goals, objectives, and policies within the strategy
Create a user guide of your selected strategy for the Key Assignment. The guide must include the following:
You should provide an in-depth summary of the background of the strategy, including what led up to writing the strategy.
You should create a list of the policies, goals, and objectives within the strategy.
You should present a time line for the implementation of the strategy.
You should note any barriers to implementing the strategy, such as legal or privacy issues.
For assistance with your assignment, please use the following resources, and course materials:
NATO Intelligence and Information Sharing: Improving NATO Strategy for…
by Hanna, Michael; Granzow, David; Bolte, Bjorn ; Alvarado, Andrew
The failure of police ‘fusion’ centers and the concept of a national intelligence sharing plan
by Taylor, Robert W; Russell, Amanda L
Knowledge sharing and competitive intelligence
by Luu, Tuan
Assessing the Effects of Cultural Intelligence on Team Knowledge Sharing From a Socio‐Cognitive Perspective
by Chen, Mei-Liang; Lin, Chieh-Peng
Lowenthal, M. (2003). Intelligence from secrets to policy. Washington D.C.: CQ.
The 9/11 Commission report: Final report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States (2004). New York: Norton.
Joint publication 2-0: Joint intelligence. (2007, June 22). Retrieved November 9, 2009, from the Federation of American Scientists Web site: http://fas.org/irp/doddir/dod/jp2_0.pdf
National strategy for homeland security. (2007, October). Retrieved November 6, 2009, from the Department of Homeland Security Web site: http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/nat_strat_homelandsecurity_2007.pdf
WRITING REQUIREMENTS AND EXPECTATIONS
Please note that you need to follow the writing requirements provided for all assignments.
Since showing your paper’s direction is critical, you want to make sure you have a thesis for your papers. Every paper or exam assignment must have a clear thesis statement, as the last sentence of the introductory paragraph. You cannot state ‘this paper will do xxx” or have a statement of fact as the thesis. The thesis also cannot contain author information. You are welcome to run thesis statements by me prior to the paper due date to ensure you are on the right track.
Just as the thesis is important, you want to make sure that each body paragraph in a paper or exam relates back to that thesis so that the paragraphs have focus. Thus, every paragraph must start with a topic sentence in the author’s own words. The topic sentence is like a mini-thesis, relating back to the main thesis, and will be the focus of that paragraph. You won’t want your paragraphs, for instance, to start with author information.
Every paragraph in a discussion, paper or exam will be a minimum of three sentences and will have analysis of each idea. The analysis is critical for showing that you both understand and can apply the concepts, concurrently with your own ideas. You want your own ideas to be foremost in each paragraph.
First/second person is NOT permitted in any assignment. Please write in third person.
Avoid contractions, unfocused words like “it” and “they”, spelling errors, grammatical errors, and punctuation errors. All papers are expected to be spell-checked and are expected to use appropriate English writing techniques.
Remember that author information needs to be used appropriately. You would not start or end a paragraph in any assignment with author information or have author information following author information. Your own ideas need to be foremost in each body paragraph. A paragraph, as well as the papers and discussions, would be predominantly your own ideas. Your own ideas must be foremost. The conclusion cannot contain author information. Please note that papers and discussions will be run through turnitin.com to check for originality. all submitted work must score below 10 percent.
Unit 3 – Individual Project