Module 8 Assignment
PORTFOLIO: Homeland Security Intelligence Case Study (350 points)
Choose a case study that documents Homeland Security intelligence. It cannot be the same case study you used in your Module 2 Critical Thinking assignment. However, it can be one that was discussed in the text and/or the course. Once you have an approved topic you will complete an analysis of the case study using Lowenthal’s intelligence cycle. Your analysis must be supported with a minimum of seven scholarly sources.
Project Preliminary Deliverables:
Week 2: Submit your chosen case study for approval by the instructor. In one or two sentences identify the chosen case study and explain why you chose this specific case. Upload your explanation to the Week 2 Assignments page.
Week 4: Research and submit a list of at least seven scholarly sources you intend to use for your case study analysis. Wikipedia and CliffsNotes are unacceptable resources, as are blogs, newspaper articles, and editorials.
Upload your list of sources to the Week 4 Assignments page.
Project Final Requirements:
Week 8: Submit your completed case study analysis including the following items:
1. A description of the case and what occurred in detail
2. An examination of the case in-depth that utilizes the seven-step approach to the intelligence cycle. Each step within this process should be a heading in your paper, with the Feedback section including information for how the intelligence was used to secure the homeland.
3. A response to the following questions:
? What challenges were faced?
? Do you think these same challenges would have occurred if this case occurred 50 years prior?
4. An incorporation of the role of counterintelligence , counterterrorism, covert action, and critical infrastructure as they pertain to your chosen case.
Remember, your analysis must be supported with a minimum of seven scholarly resources (e.g., academic journals and academic textbooks) to carry out your research for this paper. As expressed previously, Wikipedia and CliffsNotes are unacceptable resources, as are blogs, newspaper articles, and editorials.
Your eight- to 10-page paper should be formatted according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA Style, with sources properly cited. Upload your completed project to the Week 8 Assignments page.