National security responsibilities fall across many agencies in the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense. Which agency or bureau has the most influence and why? Include a recent news article from the last two months illustrating this agency in action.
Discussion 1 (300 words and 2-3 credible references)
National security responsibilities fall across many agencies in the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense. Which agency or bureau has the most influence and why? Include a recent news article from the last two months illustrating this agency in action.

Discussion 2 (300 words and 2-3 credible references)
Select one of the following public policy issues and assess its effectiveness. What changes may be needed and why?
1) Federal education policies (Every Student Succeeds, Race to the TOP, and College- and Career-Ready Standards)
2) Corporate subsidies
3) Outsourcing.