Today’s Homeland Security
This is not your grandmother’s world. Consequently, the security of our world has to change. You have to consider the risks from within the United States and outside of the United States. This consideration was greatly enhanced after 9-11. Homeland Security is the group responsible for keeping America and American safe. Their field is broken down into these categories: Aviation and Airports, Biometrics and ID management, Border Security, Counternarcotic, Terrorism, and Intelligence, Customs and Immigration, Cyber security, Emergency Management and Disaster Preparedness, Information Technology, Infrastructure Security, Interoperable Communications, Port & Cargo, Public Health, Public Safety, Surveillance, protection, and detection, and transportation.
To discuss all of these would take an epic novel. However, some of them overlap. If a suspicious person were on a plane this would be what happened. The observation of this person would actually be under the Airport and Aviation, Terrorism, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Transportation platforms. J. Edgar Hoover would be amazed. The players in this scenario could be the FBI, CIA, Terrorist Division, Air Marshalls, and many more. All these people have to work together, gather information, and coordinate a plan to keep every on the plane and on the ground safe. You may even need the local fire department and police department to lend a helping hand.
The port group, transportation group, and transportation group frequently work together. And the Communications and Surveillance division work with absolutely all sectors to provide security. Some of these report directly to the president, some to the directors of the FBI and CIA, and some to local police stations. This field of Homeland Security is a multi-tiered organization with linking tat looks like a pasta dish.
Recent topics relative to Homeland Security are the Ebola virus, ISIS, and terrorism. White House security is also being reviewed, as well as, concerns about Russia and Putin. The Media Mujahedeen, DHS testing, privacy laws, airport amped security, Snowden claims, FEMA, body scanners, current law propels concerning Homeland Security, and UAS surveillance are also trending topics. The field is wide and expansive.
It takes a massive system like Homeland Security to keep America, Americans, and our allies safe. This world has many factions that have an agenda against the United States. The majority of what the organization does and has prevented is never even reported. The group quietly goes about the business at hand. You can thank Homeland Security for enabling you to sleep safely each night.