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In this project, you will demonstrate your mastery of the following competency:


Analyze the evolution of homeland security and counterterrorism in the United States


You are the director of Partnership and Engagement for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The secretary of Homeland Security will be hosting an event with a delegation from the United Kingdom, which will include the British prime minister. The purpose of the event is to discuss a joint counterterrorism initiative. You have been asked to create a brief that can be presented to the prime minister and his team describing the evolution of DHS and counterterrorism efforts in the United States, emphasizing changes post-9/11.



For this project, you will create a brief for the Secretary of Homeland Security. You will need to address the following elements:


Explain the U.S. government’s response to terrorism prior to the attacks on 9/11. Include the following:

Which agencies were responsible for counterterrorism prior to 9/11?

Which historical events made it apparent that the U.S. needed to defend itself more effectively against both homegrown and foreign agents?

Describe the U.S. government’s response to terrorism after the attacks on 9/11. Include the following:

What was the purpose of the 9/11 Commission Report?

Which agencies are responsible for counterterrorism post-9/11?

Describe legislation that impacted communication post-9/11. Include the following:

What were two legislative acts created in response to the findings of the 9/11 Commission Report?

How did they impact communication?

Identify lessons the United States government learned from the 9/11 attacks. Include the following:

How are the U.S. government’s communication and response to terrorism different now as compared to pre-9/11?

What to Submit

Using the Project One Template, create a 350- to 500-word written brief. Use double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman, and one-inch margins. Any sources should be cited according to APA style.