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  1. What is the Homeland Security Act of 2002, how did it come about, and what did it do?
  1. How and why was the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) established?
  1. List each department or agency that makes up the Department of Homeland Security? Provide a brief summary of each and provide their primary mission(s).
  1. What role does collaboration play in the intelligence community, and what organization is responsible for collaboration among intelligence agencies? What makes the process difficult?
  2. What is a homeland security presidential directive, how many there been, and how have they contributed to homeland security in the United States?
  3. What is the organizational structure of DHS?
  4. What agencies were transferred to DHS upon its creation?
  5. Describe the steps in the intelligence cycle. What is important about each step, And does the intelligence process Always fall of the cycle?
  6. What role does the military play in the security community? Might they function as a bridge between the worlds of Intelligence and law-enforcement?
  7. What agencies were transferred to DHS upon its creation?
  8. Describe the steps in the intelligence cycle. What is important about each step, And does the intelligence process Always fall of the cycle?
  9. What role does the military play in the security community? Might they function as a bridge between the worlds of Intelligence and law-enforcement?

Informative Speech Due Wednesday

Hello I have an informative speech due Thursday morning.  I ahve written an outline but it needs some inporvement according to the instructor. 

“It looks like you did a pretty good job on the worksheet in terms of picking a topic area. Telling the audience how to play Texas Hold’em can be acceptable, however, keep your audience in mind. You need to make sure that everyone can find something in your speech that is useful, enlightening, etc. You’ll have to think about listeners who might not gamble–how can they benefit from your speech? You might consider expanding your topic (after I looked at the outline) to include one main point about the history/origins of the game and a second main point about the rules.”


I have attached myoutline and the instructions that need to be followed.  Please review these befor eresponding so I know you can complete the task.

recommendations for enhancing organizational performance

OPTION #1: Recommendations for Enhancing Organizational Performance

Using an organization of your choice, imagine that you have been brought in as a human-resources consultant for this organization. The organization wants to enhance performance at all levels—organizational, team, and individual—and has asked you to consider how to do this through the following three avenues:


Organizational culture

Change management

For this assignment, develop a well-written paper that helps guide the organization in enhancing organizational, team, and individual performance through motivation, organizational culture, and change management. Be specific in your recommendations and support them with scholarly sources, which can include textbooks used in your program courses.

Your paper should meet the following requirements:

Be 3-4 pages in length

Include at least three scholarly sources

Be formatted according to the APA Requirements


What is a Double-blind control experiment and where it is most effectively used for? Please explain comprehensively.

Literature Work assignment

 The assignment is to create a PowerPoint presentation (or other multimedia presentation) on a legendary figure, place, item, or event from world literature (1600 CE or earlier). It should contain roughly 800-1200 words of text and some form or forms of other media (art, music, etc.).  This length requirement will bend a bit depending on the project type. 

Note that all writing in the project should be original; the projects will be run through Turnitin upon submission, and all distinctive matching information caught by Turnitin must be formatted as a quotation. DO NOT copy-paste material without immediately marking it as a quotation and citing it. Any multimedia (art, music) inserted or linked in the presentation should also include full bibliographic information.

All projects should have: a title page MLA style citations/works cited page. The project’s text should be 800-1200 words long or so.

As long as the project has all of these items, you can let your imaginations roam a bit to come up with something really creative.

Guidelines for Choosing an Topic

 The chosen figure/place/event/item should be known before 1600 CE and  be primarily legendary or mythological, not historical. The presentation needs to include a combination of information and analysis, so make sure  to choose a figure, etc. that lends itself to analysis.


Required sources: at least 5 secondary/critical sources; 2 must be peer-reviewed at least 1 primary source (literary text, artwork) written/created before 1600


The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has taken on a more visible role in health care. Great deals of changes have transpired to improve patient safety along with the implementation of additional quality metrics.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has begun to change the reimbursement fees/structures of Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement for health care services.

For this assignment, write a 500-word presentation that you will deliver to your organization’s board of trustee members on how the new reimbursement structure will impact the organization’s revenue structure. In your presentation, address the following questions:Why did CMS become more involved in the reimbursement component of health care? How does their involvement impact health care organizations?What tools can be implemented to ensure an organization is meeting the policies and procedures set forth by CMS?Identify 3 tools from the CMS Web site that are helpful to achieving the goals set forth by your organization.

 1–2 pagesDetails:Weekly tasks or assignments (Individual or Group Projects) will be due by Monday, and late submissions will be assigned a late penalty in accordance with the late penalty policy found in the syllabus. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time.

You were asked to present a special collection of data. Now that you are familiar with the process of collecting and analyzing data, do the following:

Select one of the following organizations below to review data about 3 specific diseases in a country that you have chosen to learn more about, and report the statistical outcome over the last 3 years:World Health Organization (WHO)Center for Disease Control (CDC)Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)2020 Healthy People

Then, complete the following:Briefly explain each of the 3 diseases (e.g., whether it is communicable or noncommunicable).Identify the country you have chosen to view (e.g, the United States, Canada, England, or Russia).Report the statistical outcome for the last 3 years.Explain what population is most at risk and how each challenge will impact the population.Once the data have been reviewed, explain 2 factors that will influence a quality-improvement process over the next few years.



American Literature homework!

Consider readings from the 16th 17th and 18th centuries.  In each, did you notice that people are transformed by what their experiences are in getting to this land, and by what they experience once they arrive.  

I want you to spend some time thinking about the transformative power a place can exert, both then and now.


After reading Chapters 15 & 16 in the Hodson and Sullivan textbook, discuss the single most provocative, disturbing, exciting, or fascinating thing you learned about globalization in a paragraph. In a second paragraph, describe how multinational corporations, globalization, and immigration are connected. Support your statements with references to the text and other materials we have covered in class.

Your initial/main post should be posted by Thursday. You should include at least two substantive posts to classmates by Sunday.

Respond to two or more of your classmates’ postings in any of the following ways:

  • Build on something a classmate said
  • Explain why and how you see things differently
  • Ask a probing or clarifying question
  • Share an insight from having read a classmate’s posting
  • Offer and support an opinion
  • Expand on a classmate’s posting


Journal 1 – Biases

For this Journal, we will focus on how people are connected to their cultural backgrounds/experiences and how this connection affects the way people view others outside of their culture. A good way to view this assignment is to write like you were making an entry into a personal journal or diary.  Make sure to provide detailed answers with examples in essay format. 

Format guidelines:

  • 1 FULL page (minimum)

  • 12 pt font, double spaced, 1 inch margins all around

  • Type, add as an attachment, then submit/save.

  • Number your answers to match up with the questions.

  • ONLY journals submitted through this Dropbox below will BE COUNTED!

Start by viewing the following videos – click on the names below. Please note that these videos cover adult topics and should not be played around children! 



Now, please honestly and thoroughly answer ALL of the following questions:

  1. Which panelists display strong ethnocentrism (select at least two)? Give specific examples of how they communicate ethnocentrism to the other panelists and contestants? How do their views affect their decision making concerning the contestants?
  2. How does ethnocentrism lead to discrimination and racism? Give a specific example of when you have witnessed this occur in real life.
  3. Choose one of the contestants and describe how they communicate their Cultural, Social, and Personal Identities (give separate descriptions for each identity).
  4. How did you personally react to the panelists’ statements and decisions? Who would you vote for to win and describe how your cultural background affects this decision?


Part 1

When considering the instructional strategies of chunking, framing, content mapping, advanced organizers, and mnemonics, what Web 2.0/3.0 tools might you suggest be used to enhance the strategy for your learners’ resources that might help the following:

Web site 1   http://www.schrockguide.net/


Web site 2   http://www.go2web20.net/


Web site 3   http://www.techsoup.org/support/articles-and-how-tos


Part 2

From the tools you suggested in Part 1, which one do you personally use the most and share the benefits to you and your learners? Why is it harder for an adult to use new technologies than it is for a child? Does Internet accessibility widen or narrow the knowledge gap between ethnic or economic groups within the United States? What about access to highly-portable network devices such as tablets or cell phones? How important are these tools in instructional design or instructional delivery?


Articles and how-tos  (n.d.). Retrieved from the TechSoup Web site: http://www.techsoup.org/support/articles-and-how-tos

Online tools and applications . (n.d.). Retrieved from the Go2Web20 Web site: www.go2web20.net

Kathy Schrock’s guide to everything . (n.d.). Retrieved from the Kathy Schrock Guide to Everything Web site: http://www.schrockguide.net