`Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas:

Select 1 of the 2 following tasks to complete. Please indicate the task you have chosen in your post.

Task A

Select a significant real-world intelligence or information-sharing event that occurred in the past.

Thoroughly describe that event.
Determine whether or not the event was positive or negative in relation to homeland security (HLS), and explain why.
What was successful or unsuccessful from an intelligence perspective?
What were the lessons learned from the outcome of the event?
Task B

Intelligence and information sharing are an essential component within the Department of Homeland Security’s Prevention Directorate. How do you know whether or not the intelligence community (IC) is successful? Can success be based on the number of potential terrorist attacks prevented through intelligence and information sharing?

There are many different criteria that can be used as metrics to assist in determining whether or not the IC is successful. Select 1 criterion, or develop your own mechanism that can be used as an evaluation tool to assess the success of the IC, and complete the following:

Describe the mechanism.
Explain how it can be or is used to evaluate the IC’s role in homeland security (HLS).
Why is this important to the overall security of the nation?