Progression assignment

Assignment Instructions

Requested information will address the following course objectives:

CO-2: Categorize means of communication and influence they have upon advancing terrorist narratives.

CO-3: Summarize psychological and behavioral factors within al Qaeda leadership and affiliate groups.

Assignment Specifics:

We have been focusing upon how those in terrorist leadership positions communicate their agenda to those within their organizations, their affiliates, and to the world at large. Focusing upon Osama bin Laden, how would you compare and contrast his ability to communicate and exert influence upon these various audiences from the years preceding 9/11 until his death?

  • The body of your report is to be three pages in length (points will be deducted if the minimum page requirement is not met) and is to contain the following:
    • A brief introduction, conveying  what the report is about
    • A main body, containing the “meat” of the report, where you provide the requested information
    • A conclusion, summarizing the content of the report clearly and concisely
  • Include an appropriate title page
  • Typewritten in double-spaced, Times New Roman 12-point font, 1″ margins.
  • A minimum of three (3) academically acceptable sources are to be utilized. Use those provided to you throughout the course, as well as other material obtained from conducting your own research to support your work. However, such information is to supplement your work, not replace or serve as the major part of it. Therefore, assignments will be automatically submitted for review through Turnitin and will be graded in accordance with the writing assignment grading rubric. Freely utilize appropriate sources, summarize in your own words and cite accordingly, but be mindful of excessive direct quotes, as they should not make up more than 10% of your report.
  • Sources utilized are to be cited and listed in accordance with the APA writing style

Progression assignment

Assignment Instructions

This assignment is a take-home essay question for which the student is expected to develop a 4-5 page essay that fully provides the requested information.

Topic: Examine the role of risk management within the homeland security enterprise.

The basic equation for risk is defined as R = ƒ(C*V*T) where R is the level of risk, C is the consequences (public health, our economy, government action, public confidence in our institutions) of an attack, Vis an assessment of the vulnerability of a potential target (how hard or easy it would be for it to be hit by terrorists) and T is the threat or the likelihood that a specific target will suffer an attack or disaster from a specific weapon. The Department of Homeland Security has stated that it will apply risk management principles to homeland security operations and has stated that “Ultimately, homeland security is about effectively managing risks to the Nation’s security” (DHS 2010, 2). Drawing upon your class readings and additional research, examine how risk management is used by the homeland security enterprise and the many benefits derived from such activities as resource allocation, strategic planning, grant funding, or any other homeland security-related initiatives.
Reference:
U.S. Department of Homeland Security. (2010).Quadrennial homeland security review report: A strategic framework for a secure homeland. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office.
Technical Requirements:

Length: 4-5 pages (excluding required title page and reference list), double spaced, 1″ margins, 12 pitch type in Times New Roman font.

Sources: A minimum of 4-5 academically acceptable sources are to be utilized. Sources for this assignment are to come from both assigned readings and that obtained from conducting own research. You are not limited to the pages assigned from each document, but are limited to those documents only to defend and support your arguments/claims.

Citations/References: You must use APA (Parenthetical in-text) citations and reference list style for this assignment — no endnotes or footnotes