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5,000-word (minimum) intensive research paper on homeland security.
use either footnote references (bottom of the page) or endnote references (end of the document) to support your discussion. Graphs, data tables, or other visual enhancements are encouraged.
State Level Comparative Analysis
July 18th, 2022
Homeland Security Research Paper
Introduction to the research paper that clearly identifies the topic area you have chosen, and why.
State breakdown (political climate, sources of income, general funding, population make ups, geography)
Manmade and Natural Disasters
write a comparative analysis about the similarities and differences reflected in their homeland security strategies, state-level emergency response plans, organizations and initiatives.
Collect and read some good quality research (books, peer-reviewed journal articles, government reports and websites, official statements, Congressional hearing testimony, think tank and private sector reports, etc.) about the topic you have chosen.
include specific facts and data (for example, the length of borders to secure; the number of maritime ports or airports; population size; industrial locations with hazardous chemicals; estimated number of specific critical infrastructure targets; number of laboratories and/or medical facilities with potentially harmful biological pathogens; the average number of daily passengers using public transportation; the number and size of nuclear power plants, and the people who depend on them for their electricity; etc.).
Are their strategies clear and comprehensive, and how do their organizational structures compare?
How do they prepare their citizens for responding effectively following a crisis?
Do any of them focus adequately on resilience?
What kinds of challenges are they addressing (and how) in areas of border, aviation, maritime, critical infrastructure, agriculture, cyber, public transportation and other security areas we cover in this course?
What deficiencies and significant challenges do you see?
summarizing what you have learned in your research and analysis, and how this information is important for U.S. homeland security professionals.
based on your analysis, what lessons can be drawn for U.S. homeland security professionals nationwide, and why?