This case is divided into two parts. In part I, the class will be divided into three subgroups representing federal, state, and local government interests. These subgroups will prepare a coordinated response to the questions in Memo I posed by the National Security Advisor to the President dealing with Homeland Security objectives, threats, and strategy.
In part II of the case, the same three subgroups will develop an integrated federal, state, and local organization plan in response to the tasking provided in Memo II by the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). In order to develop this organization plan, the three subgroups will use the results that they generate in response to Memo I.
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It was 8:30 PM September 15, 2001. Margaret Claire, the Deputy to the National Security Advisor, sat at her desk looking out the window in the Old Executive Office Building. Her life and the lives of her fellow citizens had changed forever as a result of the events of September 11.
A new wave of terrorism, involving new weapons, posed a security challenge unlike any ever faced by our nation. Since September 11, two truths were emerging from a series of seemingly unending meetings she had been