Homeland security is an extremely fundamental element of security in the United States. It represents a sense of safety in the country through use of exclusive safety strategies. The body remains critical in its fight against terrorism in the country, as well as the rest of the world. However, the exclusive effectiveness of the security can only relate to the application of extensively influential elements, which are the trends in homeland security. Among the most significant or influential trends is power diffusion, and technology.
Power diffusion is an art of extending certain power traits to the best section of the population. It is a technique of making all the individuals in the nation responsible of the state of security in the country. The government is using this element to strengthen the state of security in the United States. On the other hand, technology would be extremely useful in defining continuous success of homeland security. There is exclusive need to employ exclusive modern technology facilities in defining excellent platforms of security in the United States through the homeland security. These trends, which are extremely useful in the definition of security, are reliable opportunities that would define global security (Lahneman 32).
If the power remains centralized to certain people, an element of security would only remain unrealized. Various factors make power diffusion a critical element in dealing with insecurity in the United States, and the rest of the world. One of the factors that make power diffusion a significant and highly reliable trend is related to the rising levels of attacks at homes and small towns. People must remain connected and in proper relationship for this element to end. However, this may not come to end if the people living in a given region do not possess adequate knowledge and information concerning the security status of a certain region. All people within a society must be responsible for the safety of the regions or their residential areas (WhiteHouse 11). This trend is significant as the government may impose a policy that will equip individuals with the urge for secure neighborhoods.
There is exclusive need to keep the world aware of the significance of stable security. However, achieving extreme stability in the security of the country and the world would call for intervention of new strategies. The new strategies may be defined through use of modern technology. The homeland security has been extremely keen in execution of forms of technology that would mean extreme success or safety of the world. There are various forms of technology that have been used, and more are becoming significant in the definition for security. There are various forms of technology in use for executing technology, in security. The Homeland security uses modern technology for detecting, and countering security threats (WhiteHouse 11).
Although, each of these trends would be significant in defining change and the significance of Homeland security in the United States their weight upon application remains highly critical. Power diffusion is an element that bestows every individual in the United States, as well as the world a chance to execute the power in securing his or her residences. It is a reliable technical of defining safety since every individual would feel secure to operate within a given region. It is the best way to keep one’s home area safe, and this would extend the safety to the rest of the world. To human beings, being assigned a role will in most cases work automatically to their performance on the given task. Therefore, power diffusion remains a critical element in the definition of significance of Homeland security to national, as well as global security (Ramsay 166).
On the other hand, security through Homeland security has become highly reliant to the use of modern technology. Various facilities are coming up that employ the technology in ensuring excellent operations of Homeland security. The many factors through which technology may be used to affirm security make technology the most favorable trend applicable by Homeland security (WhiteHouse 4).
The reason why technology is the most preferable or significant trend is following its continuous change and the influence it is causing in other sectors. The world would be an unattractive place to live in if technology was ignored. The world is changing every day because of technology (Lahneman 32).
The success of using Homeland security to ensure safety in the United States may not only rely on the two trends defined above. There are crucial elements that may be applicable to make Homeland security extremely significant.
One of the recommendations would be for the Homeland security to define a system where there are official representatives in local areas. The people will have more trust on the system as a protective measure. They will feel the safety of having administration in their homesteads.
In addition, the security body should launch campaigns against insecurity practices and define proper ways of sensitizing the world on the issue of insecurity. As the body entitled the role to ensure security in the country, as well as fight against major crimes such as terrorism.
The homeland security also needs to develop a strategy through which it will house smaller organizations, which will be representatives of certain regions. The small organizations will be in charge of security within the regions of their operations.
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