Strategy Planning and Budgeting

Strategy Planning and Budgeting for Homeland Security and Emergency Manage HLS 420

Unit 2 – Discussion Board


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Assignment Description

Today’s homeland security strategic planning is occurring in an extremely dynamic environment. There are similarities and incongruities between the various federal plans in such areas as timeliness of the plan revision, the transparency of the plan development process, and the strategic planning methodology used to develop the plan.

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas:

  • In what ways is the environment in which current federal homeland security strategic planning is occurring dynamic?
  • Briefly review the 2002 and 2007 versions of the National Strategy for Homeland Security (NSHS).
    • Do you think the 2007 version is an improvement upon the previous versions? Explain your answer.
  • Briefly review each of the following plans:
    • National Security Strategy 2010
    • National Strat­egy for Combating Terrorism 2006
    • DHS Strategic Plan 2012-2016
    • The Quadrennial Homeland Security Review 2010
  • Which planning model, (i.e., issue-based, goals-based, or organic) do you think best applies to each one, and why? (Note: Mixed-method models are acceptable.)
  • Do you think that the Strategic Planning Cycle or the Strategic Planning Process Map methodologies is the best fit for federal homeland security strategic planning? Explain your response.
  • APA style of writing


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