Impact of Establishing the Department of Homeland Security: Mission and Budget Analysis of the Department of Defense and Other Government Agencies
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND PUBLICPOLICY
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The most notable impact upon the Department of Defense DOD, in creating the Department of Homeland Security DHS, has occurred in how DOD prepares for and provides homeland defense and homeland security. Creating DHS produced friction for DOD resulting in re-focused training on domestic military missions and homeland security that has reduced combat effectiveness in some units. Resource allocation throughout DOD and DHS is an area of important concern regarding long-term sustainment in the war on terrorism. This study concludes that the current mission approach for DOD is not sustainable over the long term. Furthermore, greater fiscal responsibility in strategically funding homeland defense and homeland security needs to be exercised without compromising national security.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Unconventional Warfare