The Differences Between Homeland Security And Homeland Defense

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In the first half of this paper, I will be discussing the difference between Homeland Security and Homeland Defense. I will be discussing the different roles that each department handles, which include each departments missions, tasks, duties, responsibilities, operations and other various issues that separate the two. I will also address the responsibilities of both homeland security and Homeland Defense that are shared between the two. Then I will use this information to provide my own description of Homeland Security.
In the second half of this paper, I will be assessing the Critical Infrastructure protection programs of the United States. National Infrastructure Protection Plan as “Systems and assets, whether physical or virtual, so vital that the incapacity or destruction of such may have a debilitating impact on the security, economy, public health or safety, environment, or any combination of these matters, across any Federal, State, regional, territorial, or local jurisdiction” (DHS 2009, 109).
From this definition, one can reasonably presume that protection of these assets is vital to the well being of the United States and as such is an essential element of homeland security. (U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 2009) I will then provide my assessment on what I feel is working and what could be improved in our Critical Infrastructure. I will finish this paper by giving conclusions and my final opinion on both Homeland Security versus Homeland Defense, and how
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