Why is there not a universal definition for all of the agencies in the United States? Do you believe that by not having a universal definition for the term terrorism, that it limits the capabilities of countering terrorism? If so, how?

1.  Give your opinion as to why each federal, state, and local government agency has a different definition for the term terrorism. Why is there not a universal definition for all of the agencies in the United States? Do you believe that by not having a universal definition for the term terrorism, that it limits the capabilities of countering terrorism? If so, how?

2.Please choose a different definition that your peers. Lastly, list a formal universal definition of terrorism in your own words. How would this newly created definition assist in the fight against terrorism both in the United States and abroad?

3.In this unit, we have discussed the vast differences between right- and left-wing ideologies. What are some of the ideologies that exist in both movements? 

4.For this discussion, please choose one type of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or explosive (CBRNE) agent and briefly explain how it can be used as a weapon of mass destruction (WMD) and any trend associated with your chosen agent. Consider the strategies a terrorist organization would use to disperse and disseminate this agent. What impact would this agent have on the domestic population of the United States? 

150 words these are only discussion boards question. Please keep them number.

Do you believe the three-tier government and the structure of homeland security protects us safely and efficiently today? Explain.

1.  Based on the textbook readings, we have seen how our government has been structured and organized, and we have seen how the creation of laws can affect us. Do you believe the three-tier government and the structure of homeland security protects us safely and efficiently today? Explain. 

2. Should the rule against double jeopardy be waived when a suspect is charged with, or suspected of, terrorist activities? Why, or why not? Support your facts. 

3.Discuss the national security exception to treaties. Do these exceptions render treaties immaterial? What binds countries to the restrictions of a given treaty if they can be “waived” by claiming that abiding the terms will pose a risk to national security?

These are discussion board question.  Homeland Security class.  Please keep number.  150 words only.

How reasonable do you feel that the HIPAA rules for database security and the penalties for violations are.

 
Considering that some people seem willing to post just about any personal data on the Internet, how reasonable do you feel that the HIPAA rules for database security and the penalties for violations are? Please write  500 words showing your understanding of HIPAA compliance rules. Consider specific aspects of the rules and exceptions including safe harbor.
Cite your sources in-line and at the end. Provide a URL for your citations.

Analyze the components and requirements of its information systems technology program.

 5 pages; minimum 5 academic/professional references published in last 5 yrs.  

Identify an effective health care organization that utilizes information technology.

Analyze the components and requirements of its information systems technology program.
Explain the requirements for health care information technology systems to comply with federal, state, and local laws governing patient information security.
Assess the risks and affected stakeholders in the event of a system breach or failure, and recommend approaches that can be used to safeguard confidential information.

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Explain how the updated IT globalization plan addresses international market opportunities and the challenges of a global economy.

Recommendations for Changes to the Five Year IT Global Strategic Plan
For Lee and Mary’s Gourmet Ice Cream
COMPETENCIES
437.1.8 Global Technology Standards
The graduate evaluates the effects of international standards on the application of technology in global markets.
437.1.9 Trends and Initiatives
The graduate analyzes information technology trends and initiatives in a global context to ensure alignment with an organization’s mission and business goals.
437.1.10 Established Technology
The graduate evaluates the application of technologies when recommending global communications solutions to meet business goals.
437.1.11 Global Market
The graduate creates an information and communication globalization plan to address international market opportunities and challenges.
INTRODUCTION
As companies grow and decide to compete internationally, they must formulate global information technology plans to manage their worldwide expansion. Many companies decide to outsource some of these IT projects overseas to gain competitive advantages. Lee and Mary’s Gourmet Ice Cream is a business in the middle of planning for a major global expansion. (See the attachment “Five-Year IT Global Strategic Plan.”) To facilitate this expansion, the company’s IT systems will need to undergo a major upgrade.
You have been hired as the IT consultant by the CEO of Lee and Mary’s Gourmet Ice Cream to recommend changes to the five-year IT globalization plan for the company. The CEO provided you with a version of the plan that focuses on the company expanding its business and technology into the international markets of Great Britain and Western Europe. Unfortunately, the organization’s chief information officer (CIO) just left the company for personal reasons, which leaves the company with some decisions still to make in regard to its technology infrastructures, processes, and systems to support the expansion. You were told that there is $20,000,000 available to improve technology systems and processes to meet expanded business goals. You are being asked to adopt the role of the recently departed CIO and to recommend updates to the existing plan. Your task is to evaluate the current five-year plan, research technological solutions, work with existing stakeholders, and then recommend changes to the “Activities” section of five of the plan targets.
REQUIREMENTS
Your submission must be your original work. No more than a combined total of 30% of the submission and no more than a 10% match to any one individual source can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from sources, even if cited correctly. An originality report is provided when you submit your task that can be used as a guide.
You must use the rubric to direct the creation of your submission because it provides detailed criteria that will be used to evaluate your work. Each requirement below may be evaluated by more than one rubric aspect. The rubric aspect titles may contain hyperlinks to relevant portions of the course.
A.  Summarize the current state of each of the following established technologies related to the targets in the company’s IT globalization plan. Explain how the current weaknesses identified in the plan may affect the company’s global performance.
•   data storage (see target 1)
•   unified communications system (mail, conferencing, and messaging) (see target 2)
•   enterprise resource programming (ERP) system (see target 5)
•   integrated point-of-sale (POS) system (see target 6)
•   customer resource management (CRM) system (see target 11)

B.  Recommend changes to the “Activities” section of the “Data Storage” target in the IT globalization plan, justifying how the recommended changes will better meet stated company objectives and goals, as well as how these changes will improve company performance.
C.  Recommend changes to the “Activities” section of the “Unified Communications System” target in the IT globalization plan, justifying how the recommended changes will better meet stated company objectives and goals, as well as how these changes will improve company performance.
D.  Recommend changes to the “Activities” section of the “ERP” target in the IT globalization plan, justifying how the recommended changes will better meet stated company objectives and goals, as well as how these changes will improve company performance.
E.  Recommend changes to the “Activities” section of the “POS” target in the IT globalization plan, justifying how the recommended changes will better meet stated company objectives and goals, as well as how these changes will improve company performance.
F.  Recommend changes to the “Activities” section of the “CRM” target in the IT globalization plan, justifying how the recommended changes will better meet stated company objectives and goals, as well as how these changes will improve company performance.
G.  Justify how the recommended changes (in parts B – F) to the IT globalization plan align with the company’s goals of addressing global technology trends, standards, best practices, and initiatives.
H.  Explain how the updated IT globalization plan addresses international market opportunities and the challenges of a global economy.
I.  Explain what challenges and opportunities may result from the company implementing and maintaining its IT globalization plan.
J.  Acknowledge sources, using APA-formatted in-text citations and references, for content that is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized.
K.  Demonstrate professional communication in the content and presentation of your submission.

Asses the relationship between organizational performance and financial management practices.

 
The essay should demonstrate a student’s ability to integrate and synthesize course concepts with selected readings to communicate his/her understanding of financial management concepts and their application in organizations.  The essay should also demonstrate a student’s ability to communicate as a manager. This includes proper writing style, organization, grammar, and spelling, as well as integration of course-related material. The writing style must follow the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association , 6th edition. Citations for online sources should include the online address (URL) and access date as well as the citation for the specific reference. 
Research for the paper may be conducted online using the UMUC online library as the primary source. Do not use abstracts, use full-text articles. Publications that may be relevant for the topics listed below include: Strategic Finance, The Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, CFO Magazine, Nonprofit World, Harvard Business Review, or other accounting and financial journals.
The paper should: 

Be based on your reading and research relevant to the topic.
Be 5 to 6 double-spaced pages, not including the title page, executive summary, appendices, exhibits, and references.
Include a one-page Executive Summary immediately following the title page that includes a statement of the major issue(s) and your conclusions and specific recommendations. The content of an Executive Summary is similar to an abstract. 
Properly cite reference sources: these may include course material, information from magazines, journals, and online sources. All reference sources must have a publication date within the last fifteen years. Students who wish to use an older source publication should contact the instructor with the request and reason. 

Essay Topics/Individual Research Paper: Select one of the following topics
1. Ratio and Financial Statement Analysis – Your essay should critically analyze the benefits and limitations of ratio analysis, explaining what factors impact the meaningfulness of such measures and what new practices or theories may be emerging regarding the application of ratio and financial statement analysis.   Emphasize practical applications and real-world use of ratios synthesizing your readings in published research or survey articles.
2. Challenges faced by Financial Managers in a Changing Economic Environment
Your essay should critically asses the challenges faced by financial managers due to changes in the macroeconomic environment and how these impact businesses operations. Emphasize how there are consequences related to changes in strategies and priorities and in the way the departments adjust.
3.  Financial Management Practices and Their Impact on Organizational Performance: 
Your essay should critically asses the relationship between organizational performance and financial management practices. These include capital structure decision, investment appraisal techniques, dividend policy, working capital management and financial performance assessment.

Give an example of a good that is best transported via truck. Why is this the best mode of transportation?

 Give an example of a good that is best transported via truck. Why is this the best mode of transportation? 
 
What is a RO-RO. What company and product would use this type of transportation?

 
What are the pros and cons of warehousing your company’s excess inventory? Should Brad’s Brick Manufacturing be worried about too much inventory in a warehouse?
  
Give an example of a company that uses reverse logistics. Why is this an important element of supply chain management?
  
Give an example of an organization that uses excellent CRM. What is the positive impact on the organization’s supply chain?
 

 

Summarizing the key parameters of the juvenile justice system in the United States.

 
Write a 500- 700 word paper summarizing the key parameters of the juvenile justice system in the United States. Address the following: 

The historical development of the juvenile justice system, using case law or legislation to strengthen your discussion
The predominant philosophy of the juvenile system
Key differences between the juvenile and adult systems
The differences between dependency and delinquency
The reasoning behind and the importance of confidentiality in juvenile court

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

For WAN communications, such as remote communication over the Internet connection, what protocol should be used by the Windows 10 Professional and Red Hat Enterprise Linux workstations? What are the advantages of this protocol?

Nishida Kitchens is a medium-sized company that makes packaged Japanese foods including noodle and sauce combinations. Their foods are distributed to grocery stores and specialty food stores throughout Canada, Europe, and the United States. The company is moving into a new building and has hired the company you work for, Network Design Consultants, to help them create a new network. Before the move, their head network administrator accepted a job with another company and his inexperienced assistant has been promoted as the head network administrator.
Nishida Kitchens has a business and sales unit of 42 computer users. The plant in which the foods are produced, packaged, and shipped has 45 computer users. The company has both Windows Server 2003 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux servers. The business and sales unit uses Windows 10 Professional workstations. The plant users have a combination of Windows 10 Professional and Red Hat Enterprise Linux computers on user’s desktops. The company plans to have Internet connectivity available to all network users. Nishida Kitchens has an outlet store across town which provides the public with direct sales of their products. The outlet store also has Internet connectivity on a small network of 12 computers that are running Windows 10 P Professional.

What protocol do you recommend for this network and what are its advantages?
 
For WAN communications, such as remote communication over the Internet connection, what protocol should be used by the Windows 10 Professional and Red Hat Enterprise Linux workstations? What are the advantages of this protocol?

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