Homeland security strategic planning is occurring at all levels of government, and the process is interconnected among the levels of government. In Week 3, you learned how the federal homeland security strategic planning process impacts state homeland security strategic planning processes. You explored, at some depth, the provisions in the National Strategy for Homeland Security that relate to state and local government homeland security activities. In Week 3, you also learned that the DHS process for allocating and awarding grants to state and local governments varies greatly from grant to grant, creating a difficult planning environment for state and local governments.
Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas: