This Discussion Board assignment will compare and contrast independent assessments from the General Accounting Office (GAO), Congressional Research Service (CRS), think tanks, and academia on the status of the homeland security (HLS) enterprise. You are required to research federal audits and reports by think tanks and academia to provide a critical analysis on the posture of the homeland security enterprise as it is assessed by independent organizations. Discuss the following:
- Using 1 of the Quadrennial Homeland Security Review (QHSR) mission areas and goals, how well is the enterprise performing in GAO’s view? What are the issues or gaps that need to be addressed?
- Based on the QHSR mission areas, what are the key issues that the CRS estimate require congressional attention? Do they impact the effectiveness of the enterprise?
- Research a think-tank that has a homeland security program. How does the government’s homeland security enterprise performance assessment compare to its assessment of the effectiveness of the enterprise? Are there any critical gaps or issues?