IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING WORD LIMIT REQUIREMENTS:
Please note that each and every assignment has its own word limit.
This discussion should be between 150 and 200 words. (The List of References should not be included in the word count.)
Discussion 1: Emergency Management and the Department of Homeland Security
The creation of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) changed the way the nation responds to catastrophic incidents. Some people argue that these changes were long overdue and improve the way emergency response occurs. Others argue that folding FEMA into DHS creates confusion and impairs an effective federal emergency response, termed federalism. This argument proposes that responses to emergency management disasters are inadequate and dangerous for people living in impacted areas. Regardless of which side of the argument policymakers find themselves, it is agreed that the DHS changed how emergency management responses are launched in the United States.
For this Discussion, consider the influence of the DHS on federal-to-state relations. Then think about the positive and negative impacts the creation of the DHS has had on emergency management.
With these thoughts in mind:
Post by Day 3 a brief explanation of how the creation of the Department of Homeland Security has influenced federal to state relations. Then explain at least one positive and one negative impact the creation of the Department of Homeland Security has had on emergency management.
Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources.
Discussion should be 150 to 200 words with at least three references…. MULTIPLE USE OF INTEXT CITATION AND PAGE NUMBER…..PLEASE USE SPLIT IN CITATIONS…PLEASE LOOK UP THE PROPER APA USE OF SPLIT CIATION
It is important that you cover all the topics identified in the assignment. Covering the topic does not mean mentioning the topic BUT presenting an explanation from the context of ethics and the readings for this class
To get maximum points you need to follow the requirements listed for this assignments 1) look at the page limits 2) review and follow APA rules 3) create subheadings to identify the key sections you are presenting and 4) Free from typographical and sentence construction errors.
REMEMBER IN APA FORMAT JOURNAL TITLES AND VOLUME NUMBERS ARE ITALICIZED.
- Haddow, G. D., Bullock, J. A., & Coppola, D. P. (2014). Introduction to emergency management (5th ed.). Waltham, MA: Butterworth-Heinemann.
- Chapter 3, “The Disciplines of Emergency Management: Mitigation”
- Lindsay, B. R., & Murray, J., (2010, January 26). Disaster relief funding and emergency supplemental appropriations: R40708. Congressional Research Service: Report, 1–28.
- Homeland Security Foundation of America (HSF). (2008, May 30). FEMA—Hazard mitigation planning [Video file]. Retrieved from
Hazard Mitigation Planning. [Video]. 2008. The Homeland Security Foundation of America (HSFA).