While working as a staffer in the DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis, the DHS Chief of Staff requests that your supervisor, the Assistant Secretary, Office of Intelligence and Analysis, provide the incoming DHS Secretary with an informative product on the US Intelligence Community and DHS’ role in this structure. Guidance from your supervisor about what to include in your report includes but is not limited to: Organizations within the Intelligence Community and their Roles; Explanation of the Intelligence Cycle; the function and importance of DHS Intelligence Fusion Centers. The Secretary will have a significant amount of information to absorb during his first few weeks as the head of DHS, therefore, the Chief of Staff has directed that your briefing product will take the form of an information paper, not to exceed a total of two pages in length. A third page will include a list of resources used. Covering the requested topic in only two pages will be more challenging that having the freedom of an unlimited number of pages.
- You must use your discretion to ensure that you include the most important information while meeting the two page requirement and answering the “so what” about the Intelligence Community
While working as a staffer in the DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis, the DHS Chief of Staff requests that your supervisor, the Assistant Secretary, Office of Intelligence and Analysis, provide t
Case Study Report Rubric Criterion Weak Average Strong Identification of Main Issues/Problems Identifies and demonstrates acceptable understanding of some of the issues/problems in the case study. Identifies and demonstrates an accomplished understanding of most of the issues/problems. Identifies and demonstrates a sophisticated understanding of the main issues/problems in the case study. Analysis and Evaluation of Issues/Problems Presents a superficial or incomplete analysis of some of the identified issues; omits necessary calculations. Presents a thorough analysis of most of the issues identified; missing some necessary calculations. Presents an insightful and thorough analysis of all identified issues/problems; includes all necessary calculations. Recommendations on Effective Solutions/Strategies Little or no action suggested and/or inappropriate solutions proposed to the issues in the case study. Supports diagnosis and opinions with limited reasoning and evidence; presents a somewhat one-sided argument; demonstrates little engagement with ideas presented. Supports diagnosis and opinions with strong arguments and well-documented evidence; presents a balanced and critical view; interpretation is both reasonable and objective. Links to Course Readings and Additional Research Makes inappropriate or little connection between issues identified and the concepts studied in the readings; supplements case study, if at all, with incomplete research and documentation. Makes appropriate but somewhat vague connections between identified issues/problems and concepts studied in readings and lectures; demonstrates limited command of the analytical tools studied; supplements case study with limited research. Makes appropriate and powerful connections between identified issues/ problems and the strategic concepts studied in the course readings and lectures; supplements case study with relevant and thoughtful research and documents all sources of information. Writing Mechanics and Formatting Guidelines Writing is unfocused, rambling, or contains serious errors; poorly organized and does not follow specified guidelines. Occasional grammar or spelling errors, but still a clear presentation of ideas; lacks organization. Demonstrates clarity, conciseness and correctness; formatting is appropriate and writing is free of grammar and spelling errors.