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The strategic plan
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DHS Mission We will lead the unified national effort to secure America. We will prevent and deter terrorist attacks and protect against and respond to threats and hazards to the nation. We will ensure safe and secure borders, welcome lawful immigrants and visitors, and promote the free-flow of commerce .
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Major Organizational Issues How to move from counter-terrorism approach to all-hazards approach – NRP, now NRF, controversy How to transition to mitigation, response, and recovery functions when prevention does not work – and you cannot prevent all acts of terrorism How to improve intra-organizational and inter-organizational information sharing How to integrate agencies and programs
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Major Organizational Issues How to shrink top heavy administrative structure – too many layers of bureaucracy – several layers of political appointees How to resolve federal, state, and local turf battles to coordinate national efforts - e.g., TOPOFF problems
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Unformatted text preview: How to cultivate state and local relationships and build capabilities to respond to threats How to involve nongovernmental Homeland Security Model Awareness Prevention Preparedness Response Recovery---Focus on prevention ICS, NIMS command and control Versus the emergency management all-Persistent Organizational Problems Cultural incompatibilities the gun toters versus the rest Cultural change issues from patches and badges to hierarchy and openness Centralization = inflexibility Agency competition for budgets - size matters and guns matter Agency conflict over mission when power = $ Morale problems Organizational Design Issues Command and control versus a collaborative approach Open versus closed systems Secrecy versus transparency DHS conflicts with GAO and CRS Cultural divides gun toters versus the warm and fuzzies Counter-terrorism versus other missions...
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