Please follow instructions below, this is three assignments. Please separate Unit assignment as listed below. Unit IV: In Unit VII, you will develop your final presentation, which will be focused on the protection of a selected critical infrastructure from a terrorist incident. The two parts in this assignment will work as the foundation for the Unit VII Course Project.
Part 1: Project Topic
After selecting a critical infrastructure, develop a brief essay that meets the criteria below:
Provide the background on the selected critical infrastructure/target. Please describe the infrastructure in your own words; do not copy the description from the webpage.Provide examples of potential targets (e.g., a power supply plant, water resources, a military base, a shopping mall, a full stadium during an event, government buildings, an airport, a city center).
Briefly explain why the location is vulnerable to an attack.Discuss what type of terrorist event will hypothetically take place at the critical infrastructure. You can select any type of terrorist event that has been discussed in this course. Some examples include chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or explosive (CBRNE) events. If you select a chemical or biological agent, be specific, and name the agent that the terrorist(s) will use in the hypothetical scenario.Identify the federal, state, and local agencies that will be activated in response to your incident, and briefly summarize their roles and responsibilities in terrorism planning and preparedness.Identify the homeland security programs that should be involved in planning the response to the incident.
Your essay should be at least one page in length. Part 2: Annotated Bibliography
In the same document, provide an annotated bibliography, which summarizes at least three scholarly resources that will be used for your Unit VII Course Project.
An annotated bibliography lists citations of books, articles, and/or documents. Each citation is followed by a descriptive and evaluative paragraph that identifies what the resource is about and why it is of value to your research; this is called the annotation, which can contain 100-150 words. The purpose of the annotation is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources cited. The annotated bibliography will help you to organize your sources that will be used for your final presentation due in Unit VII. Each annotated bibliography entry consists of two parts: the APA-formatted reference citation followed by the summary for that reference.
The annotated bibliography should be at least 2 pages in length.
You are encouraged to view the annotated bibliography presentation linked below, which shows how an annotated bibliography should be formatted:
Columbia Southern University. (n.d.). Annotated bibliographies: How to write an effective annotated bibliography. Retrieved from https://columbiasouthern.adobeconnect.com/_a1174888831/annotatedbib/
Parts 1 and 2 should be combined into one document (minimum three pages). Unit VI: Scholarly Activity
To begin this assignment, click the link below to access the webpage: U.S. Department of Homeland Security. (n.d.). Critical infrastructure sectors. Retrieved from https://www.dhs.gov/critical- infrastructure-sectors
Choose the critical infrastructure sector that you identified in your Unit IV Project Topic assignment. Once you click on the sector, click on the tab for the Sector-Overview, and then open the tab for the Sector-Specific Plan. This will serve as a relevant resource for this assignment (though you are encouraged to use any resources from this course).
For this assignment, you will develop a critical infrastructure sector profile by incorporating (in your own words) the information from this sector-specific plan as well as information from your Unit IV Project Topic assignment. Your profile should include the following components:
1. Provide a brief profile of the sector identified.a. Describe the purpose and importance of your chosen sector.b. Are your sectors assets important or relevant to the government, private industry, or a mixture of the two? c. Does your sector have any subsectors?
2. Define the criticality of the sector.a. Why is this sector a critical asset?b. What are the ramifications/consequences of its disruption?
3. Identify the sector risks.a. What risks threaten disruption of this sector?
b. Are there any interdependent risks (downstream risks or cascading failures)?
a. Determine the governmental and non-governmental homeland security programs that are specific to your chosen sector and how they assess, plan for, and mitigate threats.
b. Evaluate the governmental and non-governmental homeland security programs for disaster mitigation and management as they relate to this sector.
c. Identify the specific roles and responsibilities of the local, regional, and national critical infrastructure partners within this sector.
5. Relate the importance and roles of operational security (OPSEC) and site security to terrorism prevention, preparedness, and mitigation as they relate to this sector.
a. Define OPSEC.
b. Describe the countermeasures to OPSEC issues in your chosen sector.
The completed assignment must be a minimum of three pages in length, not including the title page and reference page. All sources used must be referenced using APA formatting; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.
Information about accessing the Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below. Unit VII: Course Project
For this assignment, you will build off of the information that you provided in the assignments for Units IV and VI to compose a 20- to 25-slide PowerPoint presentation. Your presentation should present your briefing of the hypothetical terrorist incident that you selected in Unit IV. Make certain to include the following elements in your presentation:
Include an executive summary.
The summary should be a high-level briefing or overview of your selected critical infrastructure and the type of hypothetical terrorist incident that has taken place. This should be written to briefly capture who, what, when, where, why, and how.
Provide an overview of the targeted location.
Incorporating your Unit IV Project Topic, discuss the location that was attacked, the significance of the location to the critical infrastructure, why the location was vulnerable, and why the location was targeted.
Provide an overview of the attack methods used in the incident.Discuss the hypothetical attack and the specific attack methods that were employed.
Explain the roles and responsibilities of all parties involved.
Outline the roles and responsibilities of various federal, state, and local agencies and governmental and non- governmental homeland security personnel that should be involved in prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery of and from your chosen incident.Discuss why it is important to protect critical infrastructure/high-value targets.
Identify the response plans strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) by creating a SWOT analysis.
What are the strengths of the critical infrastructure in regard to its stability against terrorist incidents? What weaknesses or vulnerabilities did you find with the critical infrastructure? What opportunities do you see for the future to prevent similar incidents from happening? What threats to the critical infrastructure still exist?
Include a conclusion.
Develop a brief conclusion that addresses the overall value of this type of exercise as it relates to your current or desired position.
For additional guidance on how to perform and format a SWOT analysis, refer to the example on the webpage below, which shows how to present the information in a bulleted list:
Mind Tools. (n.d.). SWOT analysis: Discover new opportunities, manage and eliminate threats. Retrieved from http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newTMC_05.htm Since PowerPoint is not be presenting in person, slide notes function must be utilized
to further explain the contents of your slides. Bold, italicized, or underlined text should be used sparingly on slides in order to maximize the prominence of key points. Each slide should address a single concept, and slides should follow a logical progression, each building on the other.
Provide in-text citations and a reference slide for any outside sources that are used, including direct quotations, paraphrased words or ideas, tables, data, and images. The title and reference slides are not included in the required slide count.