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Homeland Security Office : Issues and Options

By Lee, Rensselaer

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Title: Homeland Security Office : Issues and Options  
Author: Lee, Rensselaer
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Language: English
Subject: Government publications, Legislation., Government Printing Office (U.S.)
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Lee, R. (n.d.). Homeland Security Office : Issues and Options. Retrieved from http://www.worldlibrary.org/


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Introduction: On October 8, 2001, 28 days after the catastrophic attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President Bush issued Executive Order 13228 establishing the Office of Homeland Security (OHS) and the Homeland Security Council (HSC), chaired by the President. The OHS’s preeminent mission as defined in the order is to develop a comprehensive national strategy to safeguard the United States against terrorism. The White House has made clear that this strategy should extend from federal agency coordination into the full range of homeland security activities across federal, state and local jurisdictions.

Table of Contents
Contents Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Organizational Resources and Authority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Organization and Staffing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Authority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Mission and Responsibilities for Guiding National Security Policy Related to Terrorism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Scope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 OHS and NSC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 The Example of Drug Control Strategy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Border Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 How Broad a Mandate? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Strengths and Weaknesses of the OHS Concept . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Plans and Mechanisms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Internal Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Information Coordination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 OHS’s Policy Proposals and Reactions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 In Search of a Unique Mission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Alternative Models for Managing the War on Terrorism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Statutory Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Changing the Mandate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Mega-Agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Status Quo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Summary and Conclusion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 List of Tables Table 1. Policy Coordination Committees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

 

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