Background: Much has changed to the mission and scope of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) since its creation in 2002. It was originally created to address the issues related to terrorism; however, has evolved into a larger, monolithic entity addressing a myriad of domestic and international related to homeland security, national preparedness, cybersecurity, pandemics, and the list goes on. Like any good organization, when factors change in the equation to address problems they are facing, the organization must adjust as well to be successful in protecting the United States. Question: Examine in detail, the Department of Homeland Security Mission website (https://www.dhs.gov/mission) which provides six overarching homeland security missions that make up their strategic plan. Of the six missions articulated in the reading, which DHS mission to you believe to be the most important to protect America and the citizenry and why? There are no wrong answers and consider this an opportunity to use critical thinking to address a very important homeland security issue. Required: Your posts must be based on factual academic information (not personal opinion) supported with citations to at least two (2) academic references in addition to the course materials. Please use the correct APA format in citing any source material you use.