Module 3 – SLP
Ethics and Laws in Homeland Security
The subject for this SLP 3 assignment will center around a domestic terrorist group releasing a deadly biological agent that is killing American citizens.
An unknown terrorist group has released a previously unidentified biological agent (designated by the Centers for Disease Control as “BX-123”) on the Mall in Washington, D.C., resulting in the infection of hundreds of persons; likely, hundreds more have not yet been unidentified. The release and spread of BX-123 has led to dozens of deaths within days and hundreds of hospitalizations for seriously and critically ill victims. Numerous terrorist groups have claimed responsibility; however, none of these claims have yet been verified.
You are a newly hired Intelligence Analyst with the Department of Homeland Security, following your supervisor to the FBI building. You have to take careful notes pertaining to the release of a biological agent on the Mall in Washington, D.C. Your introduction in your notebook will cover the following:
- What does FEMA’s National Response Framework say about Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) responses?
- Who are the first responders to a CBRNE attack? What is HAZMAT?
- How is the FBI involved?
- What precautions must you take to enter a contaminated area?
SLP Assignment Expectations
Length: This SLP Assignment should be 3-5 pages, not counting the title page and references.
References: At least two references should be included from academic sources (e.g., peer-reviewed journal articles). Required readings are included. Quoted material should not exceed 10% of the total paper (since the focus of these assignments is critical thinking). Use your own words and build on the ideas of others. When material is copied verbatim from external sources, it MUST be enclosed in quotes. The references should be cited within the text and listed at the end of the assignment in the References section (preferably in APA format).
Organization: Subheadings should be used to organize your paper according to question.
Grammar and Spelling: While no points are deducted for minor errors, assignments are expected to adhere to standard guidelines of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and sentence syntax. Points may be deducted if grammar and spelling impact clarity.