What general approach should DHS and FEMA take for retaining ethical considerations in mind as they discover, select, and develop new technologies?

What general approach should DHS and FEMA take for retaining ethical considerations in mind as they discover, select, and develop new technologies?

Given your education in homeland security, you have been newly hired to work within the DHS Science and Technology Directorate. Your first assignment, intended to leverage your exceptional research and writing skills, is to gather information about ethical considerations for the use of technology to meet selected homeland security objectives. 

What general approach should DHS and FEMA take for retaining ethical considerations in mind as they discover, select, and develop new technologies?

Although DHS has assigned this project to you with a specific focus on immigration, search and seizure applications, and the general approach to leveraging technological advancements, in crafting your “white paper,” as you provide both descriptions and analysis, you may also consider some of the following factors (in any order). 

Assignment Guidelines

  • Address the following in 10–12 pages: 
    • What general approach should DHS and FEMA take for retaining ethical considerations in mind as they discover, select, and develop new technologies? Explain. 
      • Consider if there are any types, categories, or forms of technology these agencies should avoid—explain what and why. 
    • What “environmental” factors should DHS and FEMA stay aware of as they select or employ technologies, e.g., political, economic, social, cultural, or legal? Explain. 
      • Identify some of the ways conflict may arise between some or all of these factors and ethical matters. 
      • Be prepared to advise your bosses on when and how any of these factors might and/or should trump ethical issues. 
    • How much transparency should DHS and FEMA provide in letting the public know about current or prospective technologies? Explain. 
      • Consider the ethics of using technology without public knowledge or consent. 
    • How might planning and exercises reduce the likelihood of leaders or managers compromising ethics when using technological tools or capabilities? Explain. 
    • What are the intentional and unintentional potentials for their actions to be models of states and localities? Explain. 
      • Is this consideration important? Why or why not? 
    • What slippery slopes lie ahead regarding homeland security? Consider the following in your response: 
      • Immigration issues 
      • Search and seizure issues 
      • Technological advancements 
    • Once ethics are breeched, are they easier to neglect in the future? Does this matter when executing the critical missions within homeland security? Explain. 
  • Be sure to reference all sources using APA style. 

Assignment: Is it Right to be a Relativist?

Assignment: Is it Right to be a Relativist?

Week 1 Discussion: Is it Right to be a Relativist?.

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

· Textbook: Chapter 1, 2

· Lesson

· Minimum of 1 scholarly source (in addition to the textbook)

Assignment: Is it Right to be a Relativist?

Initial Post Instructions
The study of ethics and philosophy is one that brings many different kinds of “thinkers” together. One person’s philosophy on ethics is another person’s philosophy on evil. We will be working this term on constructing personal ethical bases and understanding how ethical codes (both personal and professional) are created and followed.

To start us thinking about the different areas of philosophy and ethics, and how we fit into the different molds or world views, let’s imagine the following scenario:

It is 2019. The federal law banning female circumcision is still under appeal in the courts. You are a nurse assisting a plastic surgeon at a local hospital. The plastic surgeon comes from a country where they practice “female circumcision”. This practice is also sometimes called “female genital mutilation”.

Fire Eyes: Female Circumcision, Written by Soraya Mire, Directed by Soraya Mire, Ethnographer Soraya Mire, Narrated by Carol Christiansen (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1995), 57 minutes

You are not a member of the doctor’s culture, but reside in a state where this practice is still legal. The plastic surgeon has agreed to perform this practice on a young girl, the daughter of a friend of the surgeon. The friend has authorized the procedure. The girl only knows this is a custom. You did not know that today you would be asked to assist in this procedure. You can refuse to participate (your job may be on the line in the future due to that decision). Or, you can assist the surgeon. What ought you to do? We now want to examine the ethical issues involved. To do this, let’s look at the role of relativism, moral truths, and other issues.

Initial Post Instructions
For the initial post, address the following questions:

· What would a subjective moral relativist say about what this doctor is doing? Do you agree with the subjective moral relativist? Why or why not?

· Examine what a cultural moral relativist would say here. Do you agree with the cultural relativist? Why or why not?

· Name and evaluate general criticisms of cultural relativism as being the wrong moral approach.

· Is there an objective moral truth about any of the possible actions by the nurse and/or doctor in this case? Why or why not?

The Internet As an Agents Of Socialization

The Internet As an Agents Of Socialization

For this Discussion, you will examine the process of socialization and how the internet has influenced your socialization. You also will explore the problem of the ‘digital divide’ and how not having access to the internet might affect the social worlds of children, adolescents, and adults.   

The Internet As an Agents Of Socialization

  • Briefly define the process of socialization.
  • Describe how you have been socialized by the internet.
  • Briefly describe the problem of the ‘digital divide’ and explain how not having access to the internet might affect the social worlds of children, adolescents, and adults.
  • Describe if and how the process of socialization has played a role in your chosen social issue from Week 1.

The reasons for inequality in Canada

This take-home midterm is due on November 1st by 11:59pm. Your essay should draw from as much of the course material as possible, including lectures, and readings. You also need to incorporate theoretical concepts within your analysis. Please limit your sources to ones we have used in class. You are not to use quotes—paraphrase ideas and cite the source using MLA Style. Please make sure that your test is submitted as a word file, and that you use 12pt font, normal margins, and that your writing is double spaced. The length of your essay should be between 1200 and 1700 words. You do not need to include a bibliography.

For a good source on how to cite using MLA:


Essay Topic:

In this course we have looked at some of the reasons for inequality in Canada. Discuss and critically analyze why inequality exists in Canada. In your analysis you should look at the role of government, corporations, racism, and the wealthy.

Implementing Strategies For A Community Needs Assessment

Implementing Strategies For A Community Needs Assessment. One of the primary areas of focus for research and evaluation in public and nonprofit sectors is exploring the relationship between variables. For example, as a public administrator, you might be interested in determining the effectiveness of a public program. To do this, you would explore the relationship between the program and its intended outcome. Consider a program intended to reduce homelessness. You would need to reduce the number or percentage of citizens who lack suitable housing in order to be considered successful. Sometimes, you might need to consider additional variables in assessing the success of the homelessness program. In this case, measures of association and inferential statistics can help you sort out these types of relationships.

Implementing Strategies For A Community Needs Assessment

There are many types of inferential statistics (e.g., t-tests for independent samples means, t-tests for proportions, analysis of variance, etc.) and many types of measures of association (e.g., Lambda, Gamma, and Pearson’s r, etc.). A skilled researcher must have the ability to select the most appropriate statistic for a given situation. As noted in your course text, selecting the appropriate statistic is based on the purpose of the research, the measurement level of the variables, the measure’s sensitivity, and the researcher’s familiarity with the statistic. Therefore, there is no “perfect” statistic. Instead, you must determine the “most appropriate” statistic for your research.

Paying particular attention to the selection and use of inferential statistics and measures of association. Review the four criteria for selecting the best measure, keeping in mind the purpose for which you might use measures of association. Finally, think about which inferential statistics and measures of association you might use in your Final Evaluation Design (Final Project) to answer your research question. Use the four criteria to help you make a selection.

Complete the final section of your community needs assessment plan

Complete the final section of your community needs assessment plan. In this section, explain how you will carry out and critique three strategies to address the problem. You will also consider the types of data that you would use to make decisions about how to implement the strategies.

Complete the final section of your community needs assessment plan

Consider the following example:

Suppose that one of your strategies is to implement a job skills training program to address high unemployment among community members who are unskilled. In order to implement this strategy, you might take several steps, such as developing a curriculum, writing job descriptions for instructors, and creating an advertising/marketing campaign, to name a few. As you complete each step, you might also use different types of data to guide your decisions. For instance, you could review similar training programs in other communities to inform your curriculum, visit the Department of Labor website to identify qualifications, skills, and competitive pay rates for instructors, and speak to someone at the local unemployment office to determine a target audience for advertising and marketing. When critiquing the strategies, you will want to consider how well each strategy addressed the problem and how well it was implemented. 

To Prepare

  • Review the FAQ document in the Learning Resources and focus on the questions about implementing and critiquing strategies for a community needs assessment.
  • Reflect on the strategies that you prioritized in Week 4 for your community needs assessment plan.
  • Identify three strategies that you would implement first to address the social problem.
  • Consider the steps you would take to implement each strategy and the data that you would use to inform your decisions.
  • Reflect on how you would critique the strategies, both in terms of how well the strategy addresses the problem and how well it has been implemented. 

  • Refine the Problem Statement. Refine your problem statement, based on what you learned from your peers, your Instructor, and/or the Learning Resources this week and in previous weeks.
  • Next Steps. Develop a plan to carry out the top three strategies for addressing the problem using what you have learned about social change, prevention, advocacy, and consultation. Be sure to address the following in your plan:
    • Identify Strategies to Address the Problem. Identify the three strategies that you would carry out. Be sure to refer to the Prioritizing Strategies worksheet that you completed earlier in the course.
    • Carry Out the Strategies. Explain the steps that you would take to carry out the top three strategies to address the problem.
    • Identify Data to Carry Out the Strategies. Explain what type of data you would need to make decisions about how to implement the strategies (e.g., data to support programs, changes in service delivery, or policy change). Give two examples.
    • Critique the Strategies. Explain how you would critique the effectiveness of the proposed strategies

Beyond Borders Innovative Approaches To Global Social Change Paper

Beyond Borders Innovative Approaches To Global Social Change Paper. There are many social issues that extend well beyond national borders, such as poverty, food insecurity, violence against women, and lack of access to healthcare. These issues require collective action and an ability to respond quickly to wherever the need is. Since the inception of Doctors Without Borders, a groundbreaking organization dedicated to providing life-saving medical care all over the world, many other organizations have followed suit and are addressing a number of global social problems in innovative ways.

Beyond Borders Innovative Approaches To Global Social Change Paper

You will focus on one of these organizations and examine some of the innovative strategies that are used to address global social issues and problems. You will also consider how the organization takes culture, ethics, and power into account when addressing global issues and problems. 

To Prepare

  • Review the Learning Resources on global social change organizations. Select one organization to focus on for this Discussion. Consider how the organization addresses global social problems or issues.  
  • Review the Learning Resources on innovative strategies for global social change. Think about how the organization that you selected uses innovative strategies to effect positive global social change.  
  • Review the Learning Resources on culture, ethics, and power. Reflect on how the organization that you selected accounts for culture, ethics, and power in its mission and initiatives. 

Post a brief description of a Beyond/Without Borders organization of interest to you. In your description, be sure to include their social change mission. Then explain how the organization uses at least one innovative strategy to address the global social issue or problem and/or bridge the geographical gaps. Be specific. Finally, explain the degree to which the organization takes culture, ethics, and power into account when addressing the global issue or problem. Use what you learned about the organization’s mission and major initiatives to support your explanation.  

Ethical and Social Responsibilities of Entrepreneurs Assignment

Week 3 Discussion: Ethical and Social Responsibilities of Entrepreneurs Assignment

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Week 3 Discussion

24 points

Learning Objectives

· Develop the ability to identify ethical and legal issues

· Develop an approach to resolve ethical/legal dilemmas once identified

· Define and describe corporate social responsibility (CSR) and social entrepreneurship

Ethical and Social Responsibilities of Entrepreneurs Assignment


Ethical and Social Responsibilities of Entrepreneurs Assignment. Each week you will be asked to reflect and respond in a Discussion Board forum. Your contribution to the topic should be clear, complete, and accurate. This assignment also requires that you read the answers posted by your classmates and respond to at least one of those postings. You are required to meet the following guidelines.

· Develop a detailed response using APA format (in-text citation, reference list) and utilizing at least one credible resource. 

· Post your initial response by Saturday, Oct 30th by 11:59pm

· Post feedback responding to a classmates post by Sunday, Oct 31st by 11:59pm

After completing the assigned readings (Chapter 3: The Ethical and Social Responsibilities of Entrepreneurs) answer the following discussion questions. 

1. Referring to Table 3.3 (Links to an external site.) listing cases of corporate fraud, which company example do you think is one of the worst examples of unethical conduct? Is this because it involved the most money stolen, the most people cheated, or the most devious methods?

2. How will you ensure that your organization learns to develop and deliver products and services that reduces your carbon footprint? Discuss the strategies towards corporate social responsibilities that you will take. 

Initial response should be at least 150 words for the discussion post and no less than 100 words for the classmate’s response.

Case Study: Ethical Dilemma Assignment

Case Study: Ethical Dilemma

Case Study: Ethical Dilemma. You work at a paper supply company that employs 50 people. A coworker, Karen, is not your favorite person to work with. She is often late to work, can be unprofessional with coworkers, and isn’t someone you can routinely count on to go above and beyond her job duties. Last week you even noticed that her breath smelled like alcohol when you spoke to her about some last-minute orders that needed to be filled. But, you don’t like to rock the boat and you don’t like to be disloyal to your coworkers, so you didn’t say anything. However, David Chan just approached you and asked whether you smelled alcohol on Karen’s breath last Thursday. You are surprised and ask him why. David mentions that he heard some gossip and wants to confirm if it is true or not.

What will you do?

1. Should you admit you smelled alcohol on Karen’s breath last week? Why or why not?

2. What are the implications of each course of action?

3. Would you change your answer if, instead of working at a paper supply company, you worked as a nurse?


MGT-331 Case Study Rubric (1)

MGT-331 Case Study Rubric (1)
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAnalysis of Questions12 pts Excellent All questions were answered and provided enough details. 7.2 pts Good Some of the questions were answered in details. However, more information should have been added. 0 pts Poor Many questions were not answered and there was a lack of details on more than one questions.12 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeGrammar13 pts Excellent No spelling, punctuation, or grammatical errors. 7.8 pts Good Few spelling and punctuations errors, minor grammatical errors. 0 pts Poor Too many spelling, punctuation and grammatical errors that it inters with the meaning.13 pts
Total Points: 25

Case Study: Walmart

Case Study: Walmart: It’s no longer breaking news, the world of retail has changed, and many would say for the better. Ordering online, store pickup and delivery options, self-checkouts, and so many other choices have given customers more flexibility, more efficiency,  and have changed the way we shop.

Case Study: Walmart

But there’s one checkout method that hasn’t changed in a long time – cashiers stationed at a conveyor-belted lane scanning items one at a time.

Well, even that looks to be changing, and specifically at Walmart.

According to Walmart, the retail behemoth will be going fully self-checkout and/or “Scan & Go” by the end of 2021. That means it won’t be long before you go to Walmart and you’ll no longer see cashiers or manned checkout lanes- you’ll likely see self-checkout “hosts,” and possibly one or two lanes with a cashier for those with special needs.

Yes, it’s likely that Walmart will save money by going to cashier-less checkouts, but the primary reason for the change, according to Walmart, is to speed up checkout times, give customers more choice, and give them more control over their shopping experience.

Along with testing out self-checkout-only stores, Walmart has also brought back “Scan & Go.” They tried it a few years ago and it just didn’t work out, but times and technology have changed since then and the new and improved Scan & Go is working pretty well. Basically, you use the Walmart app, shop in-store, and use your phone to checkout. There are lots of different options for shopping and checking out at Walmart. With the pandemic, more and more people are using pick-up and delivery which is super convenient and super easy.

According to Walmart’s website, they are currently testing a store with 34 registers lining the edges of a wide-open area. Each register equipped with a green light alerting associates and customers to available checkout bays. But, aside from the open layout, the most immediately noticeable change is that all the lanes will be open  – all the time.

Of course, Walmart has not given details, that we are aware of, of the timing of their rollout plans, but Positively Osceola visited four local stores in Osceola County, and associates in 3 of the 4 said that they were going cashier-less this year – with a couple of lanes for those who might need extra assistance. So, get ready, retail looks to be changing once again, including in Osceola County!

So what do you think about the possibility of Walmart completely doing away with manned checkout lanes?  If you were the Manager at Walmart, what would be your 5 recommendations to improve things?

What are IT advancements and provide with one example?

What are IT advancements and provide with one example?

  1. What are IT advancements and provide with one example?
  2. What are the current IT strategies and give some examples?
  3. Describe and evaluate Big Data in helping organizations solve complex problems. Describe the nature of Big Data research and give some examples of how Big Data has assisted organizations in problem solving?
  4. What is Information governance, how to implement it?
  5. Evaluate the importance of I.T. leadership and its role in helping achieve governance to help solve organizational problems?
  6. Based on your readings and research of a subset of peer-reviewed journal articles published on an aspect of information technology, evaluate the results, and identify at least two engineering and developing trends?
  7. Synthesize the research base that explores the failure of enterprise risk management (ERM) in an organization. Based on your review of peer-reviewed literature, identify the problem ERM was designed to solve, and the ending result?
  8. Analyze a situation using appropriate tools help to create value for an organization, e.g., how would ERM be used to create value for a company, discuss the effectiveness of the technology you have chosen?
  9. Discuss and evaluate the Digital Divide. How does the Digital Divide hurt or help, and as leaders, discuss if there is an ethical or moral service to lower this divide? Analyze ways that can achieved?
  10. Expand Information Sciences through advanced study?
  11.  Promote critical thinking and problem-solving skills to include leadership at the organizational and system level and the ability to evaluate and improve the quality and safety of information sciences?
  12. Identify and explain three leadership models and how each influence individual behaviors in an organization?
  13. Compare contemporary any global information technology program. Describe how an organization chooses which model for implementing. For example, you could choose a global cybersecurity program, global management program, a global risk management program etc. keep the focus on a global viewpoint?
  14. Define cybersecurity and its challenges and how research you have examined will allow you to conduct independent research and help to enhance the cybersecurity field?
  15. Based on your evaluation of literature on information Technology, assess its contribution to others e.g., medical innovations, safeguards in cybersecurity. How did these advancements assist in helping others, and what results can be learned from technological advancements?
  16. What is Ethical leadership and mention its service and values.
  17. Examine the use of either a Qualitative or Quantitative study that has been done to address an Information Technology Problem in an organization. Evaluate what you believe to be the most effective approach?
  18. Write about Blockchain technology and its importance and effects in IT?
  19. What is Business Intelligence – its importance and its advancements?
  20. and discuss its effectiveness?
  21. What is Data Science and its advancements along with importance?
  22. Describe and evaluate Data Analytics
  23. What is Ethical Hacking and how can an individual conduct it without negatively impacting the organization?
  24. What are Forensics
  25. What are Value Drivers and its impact on IT advancements?
  26. What is I.T. policy making and promote some critical thinking on it?
  27. How I.T. strategies could impact an organization growth?
  28. What are current Leadership trends?
  29. What are Big Data Analytics and evaluate its value?
  30. What is Network Technology and its current trends impacting the IT?
  31. Qualitative research articles on IT problems, give some examples?
  32. Quantitative research articles on IT problems, give some examples?
  33. What are current trending Leadership models in IT?
  34.  IT impact on technological advancements?