This Discussion Board assignment will compare and contrast independent assessments from the General Accounting Office (GAO), Congressional Research Service (CRS), think tanks, and academia on the status of the homeland security (HLS) enterprise. You are required to research federal audits and reports by think tanks and academia to provide a critical analysis on the posture of the homeland security enterprise as it is assessed by independent organizations. Discuss the following:
Using 1 of the Quadrennial Homeland Security Review (QHSR) mission areas and goals, how well is the enterprise performing in GAOâ€™s view? What are the issues or gaps that need to be addressed?
Based on the QHSR mission areas, what are the key issues that the CRS estimate require congressional attention? Do they impact the effectiveness of the enterprise?
Research a think-tank that has a homeland security program. How does the governmentâ€™s homeland security enterprise performance assessment compare to its assessment of the effectiveness of the enterprise? Are there any critical gaps or issues?
Responses to Other Students: Respond to at least 2 of your fellow classmates with at least a 100-word reply about their Primary Task Response regarding items you found to be compelling and enlightening. To help you with your discussion, please consider the following questions:
What did you learn from your classmate’s posting?
What additional questions do you have after reading the posting?
What clarification do you need regarding the posting?
What differences or similarities do you see between your posting and other classmates’ postings?
For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.
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