Office of Homeland Security USA Patriot Act Public Controversies Paper

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You are an action officer in your local jurisdiction’s Office of Homeland Security. This is a recently created office. As a medium-size jurisdiction, the city manager’s office has dual-responsibilities in many of the leadership and management positions. This is often referred to as being dual-hatted. The chief of police has been assigned as the director of the Office of Homeland Security for the city. She has no prior experience or knowledge of the legal basis of homeland security and has asked you to provide a formal information report on the topic. The chief intends to share this report with other office managers, city department heads, the city manager, and the elected officials of the city (mayor and city council).

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Information Paper

  • Develop an information paper from one of the following: USA Patriot Act; Homeland Security Act; Intelligence Reform Act; Implementing Recommendations of the 9-11 Commission Act, and the Transportation Security Act.
    • Identify at least 2 areas that are publicly controversial.
    • Establish a position of support or nonsupport of the area under consideration.
    • Reference all source material and citations using APA 6th edition.

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Running Head: USA-PATRIOT ACT

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USA-PATRIOT Act
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USA-PATRIOT ACT

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USA Patriot Act
The Patriot Act is a legislation that was passed in 2001 in a bid to improve the United
States ability to detect and deter any acts of terrorism. The full and official title of the Act is,
Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and
Obstruct Terrorism” which is abbreviated to USA-PATRIOT. The act was signed in to law by
the then president of the United States George W. Bush weeks after the worst terrorist attack,
9/11, took place on American soil. Prior to the legislation, a lot of focus was put on international
terrorism, but strings of attack on American soil prompted more focus to be placed on domestic
terrori...

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