Question Description: Topic: Building Resilience and Preparedness into Community and Government Security PolicyUsing the online library, read the following article:
Scott, J., & Coleman, M. (2016). Reaching the unreached: Building resilience through engagement with diverse communities. Journal of Business Continuity & Emergency Planning, 9(4), 359–374. (Can be found in EBSCO)
Focus your 3-5 page paper on the following:
Arguably, getting citizens integrated and fully engaged into a homeland security plan is one of the most powerful tools to support the resilience and defense of the homeland. DHS developed the Building Resilience with Diverse Communities (BRDC) engagement process to improve relationships with faith-based and community organizations and to ‘reach unreached’ populations in emergency preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation. Analyze the study and research the primary concerns with getting citizens involved. In your analysis, detail how your research will make the homeland security posture more resilient and if your research and subsequent policy would benefit from integrating the community. Incorporate at least two additional sources to support your analysis.
Resilience and preparedness are vital factors for implementing a successful community and government security policy. Resilience refers to how quickly something can recover from damages. When an emergency response team is effective during disaster response, it means there is high resiliency in the community. Preparedness refers to a well-developed plan, which serves as a precautionary measure against potential disasters. Department of homeland security (DHS) is one of the government agencies that has invested more in resilience and preparedness to enhance disaster management and defense plans. The role of DHS is to make sure that borders are secure, protect the country from cybersecurity threats, and respond to emergencies. As a result, the agency should prepare for potential disasters and security and make a plan that promotes resilience in the community. According to Scott and Coleman (2016), DHS initiated the engagement process known as Building Resilience on Diverse Communities (BRDC), which helps the agency to collaborate with community and faith-based organizations during emergency preparedness, mitigation, and recovery processes.