The Directorate for Management (Links to an external site.)
is responsible for Department budgets and appropriations, expenditure
of funds, accounting and finance, procurement; human resources,
information technology systems, facilities and equipment, and the
identification and tracking of performance measurements.
The Office of Policy (Links to an external site.)
is the primary policy formulation and coordination component for the
Department of Homeland Security. It provides a centralized, coordinated
focus to the development of Department-wide, long-range planning to
protect the United States.
The Office of Operations Coordination and Planning (Links to an external site.)
is responsible for monitoring the security of the United States on a
daily basis and coordinating activities within the Department and with
governors, Homeland Security Advisors, law enforcement partners, and
critical infrastructure operators in all 50 states and more than 50
major urban areas nationwide.
The United States Coast Guard (Links to an external site.)
protects the public, the environment, and U.S. economic interests—in
the nation’s ports and waterways, along the coast, on international
waters, or in any maritime region as required to support national
The United States Secret Service (Links to an external site.)
protects the President and other high-level officials and investigates
counterfeiting and other financial crimes, including financial
institution fraud, identity theft, computer fraud; and computer-based
attacks on our nation’s financial, banking, and telecommunications
Students will select one of the 16 Homeland
Security organizations to prepare a research paper. The total length of
the paper must be at least 2,000 words (approximately 8 pages) in APA
format. Your paper must include a title page or cover sheet and
reference page, which are not counted towards the minimum number of
words. You must use 8 or more course-external sources and address the
following in your paper:
Mission and History.
Describe the mission and scope of the organization. Identify through a
brief synopsis of the organizational history the rationale to frame the
organization within the Department of Homeland Security
Discuss the organization using a chart or other graphical depiction.
Illustrate how this subordinate organization is aligned within the
Department of Homeland Security.
Roles and Responsibility.
Discuss the various roles and responsibilities of the organization and
how those roles and responsibilities support the overall Department of
Homeland Security mission and objectives.
Distinguish facts germane to the organization to include total number
of employees, training, critical or unique skills, and additional facts
that provide a substantive overview of the workforce.
an overview of the existing leadership to include how their background
and skills support their existing appointment or fail to support their
Assess some organizational highlights that show how the organizational
strategies and initiatives are effective or ineffective at carrying out
their existing mission.
Distinguish and describe organizational challenges, to include legal and
operational, that mire their responsibilities and what the organization
is performing to overcome those obstacles in the future.
Intelligence and Armed Forces Application.
Assess how the organization interacts with the intelligence community
and Armed Forces to supplement, strengthen, or perform their daily
Any citation style (APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, Harvard)
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