The Evolution Of Homeland Security

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The evolution of homeland security concept has been connected with several strategic documents. There are 2014 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review, 2010 National Security Strategy and the 2011 National Strategy for Counterterrorism. There are also strategic documents that provide specific guidance to DHS entities and include the 2010 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review, the Bottom-Up Review, and the 2012 Department of Homeland Security Strategic Plan. Prior to issuance of these documents, national and DHS homeland security strategic documents included the 2002 and 2007 National Strategies for Homeland Security and the 2008 Department of Homeland Security Strategic Plan. All of these documents have varying definitions for “homeland security” and varying missions derived from these…show more content…
These documents were superseded by several documents which are now considered the principle homeland security strategies. The White House and DHS are the principle source of homeland security strategies. The primary national homeland security strategic document developed by the White House is the 2010 National Security Strategy, which unlike the 2007 National Strategy for Homeland Security addresses all-hazards and is not primarily terrorism focused.17 DHS’s strategic documents are the 2010 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review; the 2010 Bottom-Up Review; and the 2012 Strategic Plan. DHS states that these documents are nested in the 2010 National Security Strategy.1At the national level, the 2010 National Security Strategy guides not just DHS’s homeland security activities, but it also guides all federal government entity mission activities. One way to understand the breadth of these activities is to examine federal homeland security funding. The 2014 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review provides an overall understanding about Homeland
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