Department of Homeland Security has one mission: to defeat terrorism. It does this by applying different antiterrorism policies and incentives. It is vital to have a counterterrorism strategy and a threat prevention strategy. Before we can dive into the details of how this department does its job, it’s important to assess our views. Antiterrorism should be understood as any action taken to stop or defeat terrorist acts (Biccum (2018)). Because the two organizations are often misunderstood, it’s important to clearly distinguish anti-terrorism from counterterrorism. Counterterrorism tends to be more proactive and focuses on the prevention of terrorist acts. Antiterrorism, however, aims to prepare a reaction in case there is an attack (Eijkman 2012). This article aims to evaluate the effectiveness of counterterrorism and threat prevention strategies.
The Counterterrorism and Threat Prevention Policy (CTTP), is the central policy program of the Department of Homeland Security. It covers global screening, security of transportation, watchlisting, information sharing and biometrics. This coordinates the operation of department programs such as countering, real ID, Travel WISER and unmanned aerial systems. The study will examine how the Department of Homeland Security uses its Counterterrorism and Threat Prevention Policy in fighting terrorism. It also examines the successes and areas that require attention. The Department of Homeland Security has the CTTP program in operation. This paper will evaluate its effectiveness.
The article’s next section will place the CTTP evaluation debate in perspective by explaining the extent of the preventative strategy and major implementation actions. This review will begin with a description of the policy’s achievements. The review will then move to addressing obstacles that the agency faces in implementing the Threat Prevention and Counterterrorism Policy. The review will examine whether these issues are similar to previous anti-terrorism efforts.
It is also important to create assessment programs during the evaluation design phase. This article will examine whether the CTTP has met its objectives of fighting terrorist acts in the United States. To assist the department with improving its delivery, a formative assessment will be performed. A summative assessment of the policy against terrorism will be conducted to evaluate each measure. In the article, data that supports or denies the program’s effectiveness must be provided. The paper will then use interviews, focus groups, survey, news media content analysis, and surveys. Also, it is crucial that all data obtained is archived properly for future inspection.