Fisher Homeland Security Assessment

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Moving forward into understanding the data that has been obtained in completing a homeland security assessment, we seek to gain clarification on what we do once all of the information has been compiled. Now what? Great question. It can seem overwhelming with the amount of information that was obtained during the assessment process. However, it was broken down into the seven categories for a reason which was to simplify a rather complex process. After answering all of the respected questions thoroughly and to the best of your team’s ability, you will then move forward in transferring the data on the worksheets into the summary of assessment items form. Fisher (2004) states that we take each percentage and multiply that number by the points allowed which gives us our total number for that section. For example, if section 1.1 A totaled fifty percent, we would then multiply that by the total number of points allowed which would be 75. The number of points scored would be 35. We would follow this process for each categorical section. Once this is completed, we tally up all of the combined points. According to Fisher’s assessment criteria, the maximum amount of total possible points is 1000. Fisher (2004) reported that most organizations score between 250 to 375 points. Caravatta (1997) builds upon…show more content…
From this point, Fisher (2004) stipulates the importance of placing your scores on the hierarchy of needs triangle. You see, at the bottom, we place a mark for each of the seven categories. Going up towards the top, utilizing increments of ten, we place our organization’s individual scores from each category. We then connect the dots from left to right or if you prefer, right to left. This will generate a graph for us to be able to visualize what categories are a strength for our company and where our needs of improvement may lie
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