This is a paper that is focusing on what are DHS current anti-terror and counter-terror capabilities. The paper also provides additional information to use in the writing of the assignment paper. Below is the assessment description to follow:
What are DHS current anti-terror and counter-terror capabilities
The Homeland Security (DHS) agency is intended to be the stronger line of defense against terrorism in the U.S. Write a 10-12-page paper answering the following questions with consideration of the TSA:
Firstly, how is the DHS structured, and what are its current anti-terror and counter-terror capabilities? Given those capabilities, what does this indicate about what the DHS considers the most likely type of attack and by whom/what (Individuals? Organizations? Domestic militias? Radicalized residents? Foreign nationals?…)
Secondly, what have you identified as DHS areas in need of improvement? What are its strong points?
Thirdly, are there indications of how the DHS works with national intelligence agencies? Comment on this point, examining what may need improving regarding inter-agency relations and cooperation.
Fourthly, summarize your findings and recommendations as an ‘executive brief’ (no more than 2 pages long). Your recommendations should be realistic, soundly based in current structures and also capabilities (this includes strengthening those capabilities as identified). It should take into account potential restrictions of human rights, too. It should also reflect the current state of knowledge regarding homeland security and counter- / anti- terrorism. Include a statement that reflects your findings on what types of terror-relating incidents are consider most likely to occur inside the U.S. (all 50 states, not just the 48 continental ones).
Topic Selection: Risk Management within the TSA
Thesis Statement: With the deployment of screening, profiling and the passenger identification strategies, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), is in a position to minimize a risk or potential threat that could occur during a routine flight.