Are the QHRS Missions and Goals Working to Improve Homeland Security, or Do They Require Revision?
Each QHSR cycle entails an extensive three-year-long review process before the report is finalized and submitted to Congress. The Department strives to make the QHSR as thorough and inclusive as possible by working with a wide range of stakeholders inside and outside government, who share responsibility for safeguarding the Homeland. The QHSR will provide the strategic foundation to ensure that the Department is ready to meet future challenges.
Partnerships that leverage the overlapping interests, resources, and authorities of our partners in both the public and private sectors are essential to meet mutual safety and security needs while expediting trade and travel. Public-private partnerships are an important but underutilized resource, and we describe how to improve them in the Strengthening the Execution of Our Missions through Public-Private Partnerships subsection.
The intended audience is not only Congress and the department of homeland security (DHS), but also the Homeland Security Enterprise (HSE) – stakeholders comprising federal, state, local, tribal, territorial, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), private sector partners, as well as communities, families, and individuals. The first QHSR institutionalized homeland security fundamentals and presented a set of missions and goals, but questions have been raised about the strategic benefits of the document and its value to all homeland security stakeholders.