CURRENT ISSUES AND BEST PRACTICES ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS
Choose a topic on which to write that deals with an aspect or issue involving homeland security
and or emergency management and complete the assignment, as this will serve as your
approval/disapproval of your research topic. This issue paper will be exhaustive. Detail a brief
history of the issue, what problem(s) the issue involves or could involve and cite examples of
real-world events involving the issue. Then provide an exhaustive list of detailed best practices
that are in use or could be used. Details of each best practice will be included. Whatever the issue
is, approach it from a holistic manner considering all potential disciplines that might be involved
in any phase of dealing with said matter. Also address the issue from these 5 perspectives as
applicable to the issue: prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. Finally, be
sure to address biblical foundations. This assignment could serve as the foundation for future
recommendation(s) to improve the homeland security of the nation.
Items to include are outlined as follows:
Length of assignment: This assignment will be seven (7) full pages. The title page,
abstract, and reference section do not count toward the total page count requirement.
Format of assignment: Use the current edition of APA to format your paper.
Number of citations: The minimum number of citations/references for this assignment is
10. Acceptable sources include peer-reviewed journal articles published within the last
five years, the course textbook, government websites, and the Bible. Wikipedia is never
an acceptable source.