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Enhancing the Organization of the United States Department of Homeland Security to Account for National Risk   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Abstract: "'The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) must enhance its organization to more fully account for, align resources against, and act on the prioritized risks of the homeland security enterprise. This will require: (1) enhanced regionalization of DHS, achieved through the networking of stakeholders within and between DHS operational regions; (2) creation of trans-regional, multi-functional, priority-risk-based authorities for the Secretary of DHS; and (3) establishment of statutorily defined, joint operational authorities for the Department. To substantiate this argument, this article: first, reviews a set of factors which define why DHS faces this problem, and how there are growing, serious demands to solve this problem; second, presents a case-study of the United Kingdom's method for establishing national risk priorities; third, identifies the characteristics of an enhanced organizational model for DHS; and, fourth, delivers a set of recommendations for the enhancement of the Department's organization to account for national risk.'"

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2020-04
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Homeland Security Affairs Journal: http://www.hsaj.org/
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Homeland Security Affairs (April 2020), v.16, article 3
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