1.) Considering that preparedness is the responsibility of all U.S. citizens and that most of the critical infrastructure of the United States is owned by the private sector, imagine that you were just tasked by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to develop a plan to increase whole community engagement. The whole community consists of individuals, the private and nonprofit sectors, faith-based organizations, and types of government (local, regional, state, tribal, territorial, or federal). Which group would be the first one you would reach out to, and why?
This topic is sure to create a wide variety of ideas affecting all conceivable stakeholders. You are encouraged to work through your own thoughts on the topic and, at the same time, to attempt to understand the various views that you will see presented by your classmates. Do not be afraid to challenge the ideas that you read (in an appropriate and professional manner) or to contribute opinions and professional insight; this is how learning occurs.
2) Do you believe that the United States is sufficiently prepared for events involving weapons of mass destruction? Why, or why not?
These are discussion boards only 200 words.