Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400 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.
Note: There are 2 parts to this assignment.
Choose 1 of the following ideas. Argue its feasibility, or lack thereof, and justify your reasoning. Use 200–300 words to make your point.
Sedate airline passengers to prevent hijacking.
Solve the communications interoperability problem by requiring all responders to buy their radios from one manufacturing company.
Attach transponders to foreign visitors to prevent them from becoming illegal aliens and potentially forming sleeper terrorist cells.
Review and comment on at least 2 other posts.
In 2012, Congress presented a bill to the President proposing to cut the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate’s budget to $398 million. Of that amount, more than half was earmarked to maintain laboratories and other mandatory spending. That left $106 million for discretionary research and development, amounting to an 80% cut over the previous fiscal year.
Use 200–300 words to answer the following questions:
Why do you think Congress cut the Science and Technology (S&T) budget so drastically?
As President, would you sign or veto the bill that was presented by Congress? Why or why not?