Master in Management for Public Safety and Homeland Security Professionals Master's Projects

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Abstract

The term homeland security has been defined by the National Strategy for Homeland Security (NSHS) as "a concerted national effort to prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, reduce America's vulnerability to terrorism, and minimize the damage and recover from attacks that do occur" (NSHS). The United States government has made countless attempts to protect the nation, some of which were successful. For the purpose of this paper, the United States government refers to all government agencies on the federal, state, and local levels. The task of securing the nation has been extremely complex and time consuming. There are times in certain situations where complexity is not the solution, rather simplicity is the key. The purpose of this paper is to illustrate how using management tools and applying them to different areas of the U.S. government can benefit the government‟s homeland security efforts.