First Mini Research Paper Topic and Annotated Bibliography
For this assignment, you will submit a research topic and complete an annotated bibliography of five resources for the first mini research paper due at the conclusion of Unit II. This assignment will be one document in two parts.Part 1: Your research topic requires you to choose three of the 22 agencies under the Department of Homeland Security and explain their role, purpose, mission, and how they operate to counter both domestic and international terrorism threats. For Part I, write out your chosen agencies, and, in a few sentences, explain why you chose these three agencies.For your research, you will want to consider the following questions.
- How does each agency compare and contrast to one another?
- How have each of these agencies contributed to improving information sharing and intelligence communication?
- What current strategies, tactics, tools, resources, and technologies are each of the agencies using to counter domestic and global terrorism?
Part 2: Annotated BibliographyIdentify five scholarly sources from the CSU Online Library or other reliable sources that support your research paper topic. Include a summary of 150–200 words for each reference that will cover the material related to the research paper criteria. As you locate your sources, consider how you will use them in your research paper.The annotated bibliography identifies the reference, description, and how it pertains to the research paper. Use APA Style to format the references.As needed, review the creating an annotated bibliography tutorial from the CSU Writing Center.It may be helpful to view the following library video tutorial: How to Research Homeland Security Topics in the CSU Library.The annotated bibliography and research topic submission should be a minimum of one page in length.