Risk Management Within The Homeland Security

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Risk management within the homeland security Dustin S. Smith American Military University Abstract The department of homeland security uses an equation that will assess our economy, actions, public affairs, natural occurrences, consequences, threat, and vulnerability of threats. The component itself can be quite complex and problems exist in components through risk measures. The performance of modern technology depends on combinations of specific systems that are affected by attacks or disasters; also, the risk equation is there to breakdown all problems into more easily understood terms. DHS uses a risk management to provide a structured method to distribute, use information, and lastly breakdown efforts. This…show more content…
Risk management strength will support and consider a variety of options, while choosing goals, a specific period, and quality information. Risks can be identified to support decisions made to be more effective. Paying attention to every aspect is very important and gathering data to identify relevant features should be compared for the decision makers. Evaluate other course of action, while considering needs and wants of the process. Document and communicate decisions, as well as determine the structure to execute the choice. Tracking and reporting performance results effective checks of risk management options. External and internal groups should know all requirements and timeframes effectively to communicate. Constantly applying risk management practices, homeland security will enhance safety, security, and resilience for the US. DHS sustains a culture through leadership and personnel by building upon foundations established. A framework for breaking down risk into different elements is F(T,V,C) Risk = function of threat, vulnerability, and consequences. The concept approaches risks from natural to hazards. The special case of risk = (T * V * C) has various stages of growth and improvement for years. DHS risk assessment displays natural hazards, which applies mostly to earthquakes, floods, and hurricane incidents, extensive data has validated realistic
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