Homeland Security for Intelligence Agencies
You have been asked to examine information-sharing and intelligence agencies at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Among the 22 agencies that make up DHS, many have intelligence-gathering and information-collecting authorities and responsibilities. Your task is to outline an information and intelligence essay that addresses the following offices and agencies in DHS:
•U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
•U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)
•U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
•U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
•Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
•In this assignment, you will write an essay that outlines intelligence and information offices and agencies in the DHS. You must include the following agencies: ◦U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
◦U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)
◦U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
◦U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
◦Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
•You should provide descriptions of approximately 100-150 words for each agency. ◦State whether the agency or office operates at the local, state, or federal level.
•Finally, address the following in approximately 200-250 words:
◦How is information sharing facilitated among the agencies and offices at the various levels of government? Explain.
•Be sure to reference any sources using APA style