Prepare a 1-page overview that distills the themes and imperatives from the National Southwest Border Counternarcotics (NSWBCN) Strategy analysis, providing an integrated and comprehensive summary of your research.

Type: Individual ProjectUnit: Interagency Process & 21st Century ChallengesDeliverable Length: 3 pagesView objectives for this assignmentAssignment DetailsAssignment DescriiptionSection 10: Executive Summary
Prepare a 1-page overview that distills the themes and imperatives from the National Southwest Border Counternarcotics (NSWBCN) Strategy analysis, providing an integrated and comprehensive summary of your research.
Way Ahead or Recommendations
Draft a 1-page section to forge consensus within the U.S. Government’s interagency to garner financial support on Capitol Hill. Answer the following question:
How do you propose putting this case study/analysis to a productive use?Key Assignment Final Draft
submit the final draft of your analysis. Be sure to include the following:
You will write an introduction to the project which highlights the strategic purpose for the NSWBCN Strategy and outlines your case study on the threat of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) being smuggled across the Southwest border (SWB).You must include highlights of the all-threat environment that exists on the SWB for the key stakeholders of the Interagency Police Committee (ICP) within the interagency.You should create a graphic diagram of the rules and policies that apply to the region, along with a list of overarching themes that summarize the challenges.You should write a point paper emphasizing the need for better multiagency coordination on the SWB.You should prepare an executive outline of the specific chapters of the NSWBCN Strategy that describes how they might support the state-level objectives of governors of the border states with homeland security equities on the SWB.You should include a policy proposal explaining how SWB-related critical infrastructure protection (CIP), response, and resilience imperatives should be fully integrated into future versions of department of homeland security (DHS) strategies and policies, with general recommendations that would be appropriate for DHS planners to consider.You should have a quad chart and supporting information that explains the planning variables associated with cross-domain strategies.You should write a thought piece on improving cooperation with Mexico.You should include a road map with proposed steps to significantly raise the level of coordination among the constellation of interagency players at the SWB.You should add an Executive Summary and a Way Ahead or Recommendations section.
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PROFESSOR NOTES:
The phase 5IP…This is where you put together your whole term’s work you will also include an introduction and sections 1-10, (section 10 executive summary and introduction are new and will have to be created this week). There is no need to complete the “way ahead or recommendations” portion as mentioned by the assignment list. What I will be looking for is:
Key Assignment Final Draft
submit the final draft of your analysis. Be sure to include the following:
You will write an introduction to the project which highlights the strategic purpose for the NSWBCN Strategy and outlines your case study on the threat of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) being smuggled across the Southwest border (SWB).You must include highlights of the all-threat environment that exists on the SWB for the key stakeholders of the Interagency Police Committee (ICP) within the interagency.You should create a graphic diagram of the rules and policies that apply to the region, along with a list of overarching themes that summarize the challenges.You should write a point paper emphasizing the need for better multiagency coordination on the SWB.You should prepare an executive outline of the specific chapters of the NSWBCN Strategy that describes how they might support the state-level objectives of governors of the border states with homeland security equities on the SWB.You should include a policy proposal explaining how SWB-related critical infrastructure protection (CIP), response, and resilience imperatives should be fully integrated into future versions of department of homeland security (DHS) strategies and policies, with general recommendations that would be appropriate for DHS planners to consider.You should have a quad chart and supporting information that explains the planning variables associated with cross-domain strategies.You should write a thought piece on improving cooperation with Mexico.You should include a road map with proposed steps to significantly raise the level of coordination among the constellation of interagency players at the SWB.You should add the Executive Summary…THE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY (section 10) SHOULD GO TO THE FRONT OF THE PAPER…I’ve never seen an executive summary at the end of anything…KIND of defeats the purpose.Label the sections…1-10…ONE more thing…any changes you make to the original papers or projects when you write the paper, please put them in a different color FONT…this is so I can see the changes. Remember, following the feedback presented to you for each IP and actually correcting the project or IP, is part of the grade. I don’t want to miss something you changed. If you just rewrite the section and don’t add anything, you do not need to use a different color FONT.REMEMBER, break the paper down into sections…just like the assignments…section 1 Strategic Context, section 2 Nature of the Threat…etc. Just suggestions, but this would make sense.Here are the Assignment Sections:
Section 1: Strategic ContextReview the NSWBCN Strategy to understand its role in the national security and homeland security context, and examine the organization and logic of this current national-level policy so that you will eventually be able to provide the qualitative argument for why this document was directed by national leadership.
Section 2: Nature of the ThreatIdentify the primary and secondary threats that are addressed by the NSWBCN Strategy, explaining why they were addressed by a comprehensive, fully-coordinated national policy. Provide the reader with the analytical basis for this document and the quantitative rationale for the definition of the threat.
Section 3: Governancehighlight the unique nature of coordinated and fragmented organizational structures at the SWB.Be sure to emphasize the challenges of unity of command, unity of effort, and performance measures.Include useful bibliographic references.
Section 4: Organizational StructuresAssume the role of a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) senior staff member. A national Department of Homeland Security (DHS) representative has asked your boss what assistance the DHS might offer in better securing the border.
Section 5: National Protection and Preparednessprovide a comprehensive summary of the specific elements of the National Southwest Border Counternarcotics (NSWBCN) Strategy, offering an executive overview.
Section 6: National Response and Resilienceexplain the nexus of the SWB and the associated risks and vulnerabilities to a critical infrastructure (CI) protection plan. Identify what policies and procedures should be in place within the interagency to ensure the appropriate response and resilience given the multithreat environment that exists at the SWB.
Section 7: Cross-Domain StrategiesExamine the potential for public or private partnerships and interagency efficiencies in addressing All-Domain Awareness (ADA) challenges and coordinated efforts in the land, air, maritime, and cyber domains in the unique homeland security environment of the Southwest border (SWB).Although this strategy has a counternarcotics focus, the SWB represents a multithreat, multidomain, multiagency challenge that poses significant challenges for homeland security planners because of the asymmetric and interconnected nature of regional crime networks and cross-border violence.
Section 8: International Factorsidentify and detail the potential international players, including the role of the Department of State, President Obama’s SWB Security Bill, the Merida Initiative, and support by nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), along with counterparts in Mexico.
Section 9: Interagency Processoutline the potential for improved whole-of-government, interagency coordination among domestic and international partners. In this section of your Key Assignment, you will identify the framework for a possible policy planning effort that would serve as a catalyst for improved multiagency, cross-governmental cooperation and collaboration at the SWB.
Section 10: Executive SummaryPrepare a 1-page overview that distills the themes and imperatives from your case study and the National Southwest Border Counternarcotics (NSWBCN) Strategy analysis, providing an integrated and comprehensive summary of your research.Ensure all submitted works are below 20 percent of TURNITIN originality verification.
References
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National homeland security strategy. (2007). Retrieved from the Department of Homeland Security Web site:
Quadrennial homeland security review (QHSR). (2012, February 14). Retrieved from the Department of Homeland Security Web site:
The White House. (2010, May). National security strategy. Retrieved from