Quadrennial Homeland Security Review Report: A Strategic Framework for a Secure Homeland   [open pdf - 949KB]

The 2010 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review (QHSR) Report outlines "the strategic framework to guide the activities of participants in homeland security toward a common end. With respect to DHS [Department of Homeland Security] specifically, the QHSR has led directly to an examination of DHS's own activities from the bottom up in order to make recommendations regarding programs, assets, and capabilities, as well as policies, authorities, and organizational effectiveness, in its fiscal year 2012 budget submission. Thus, the QHSR will be followed by subsequent submissions to Congress that address programmatic, budgetary, and organizational alignment as called for by statute. The QHSR sets the stage by describing the breadth and depth of an enterprise-wide approach to homeland security." The report gives a brief overview of the security environment, defines and frames homeland security, and gives an overview of the missions, goals, and objectives of homeland security. These missions are: Preventing Terrorism and Enhancing Security, Securing and Managing Our Borders, Enforcing and Administering Our Immigration Laws, Safeguarding and Security Cyberspace, and Ensuring Resilience to Disasters.

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Listed on February 10, 2010 [Critical Releases]