PAD5951: Interagency Relationships in Homeland Security and Homeland Defense

This course provides an in-depth study of the relationships between and among the many agencies involved in homeland security and homeland defense ranging from Federal departments to individual state agencies to local first responders. Particular emphasis will be placed on understanding the roles, missions, capabilities, and significant issues of those agencies with which USNORTHCOM interfaces. Major topics will include the homeland security policymaking process, organization theory and public management dimensions for homeland security agencies, intergovernmental and interagency relationships, consequence and disaster management, legal issues, and information sharing.