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.

Part 1

What are the primary objectives of counterintelligence, and why is it so important? Complete the following tasks:

  • Summarize the primary objectives of counterintelligence.
  • Explain why counterintelligence is important to homeland security (HLS).

Part 2

There are 18 fusion center guidelines as established by the Department of Justice. Select 3 of the 18 guidelines, and complete the following:

  • Clearly define and explain the significance of each guideline.
  • Summarize how each of the 3 chosen guidelines relates to fusion center capabilities and management.