Respond to the following short essay questions based on the course materials presented for weeks 5-8. You are to prepare and submit your midterm assessment in a Microsoft word document and attach to the “Assignments”. Additionally, I want you to “copy and paste” (word document) into the “Assignments” in case there is a problem opening your word document. Use Times New Roman (Font 12) and two paragraphs for each of the 5 questions (two pages of content). Additionally, I want you to state each topic question followed by your response.
1) Please address the following as they pertain to Intellectual Property:
What is Intellectual Property (IP) and how does counterfeit merchandise impact the U.S. economy?
What safety and health concerns are posed by counterfeit products?
How does IP theft pose an existential threat to national security?
2) Explain the purpose of and reasoning behind Executive Order 13,133. Specifically, what were the goals of the working group that was established by the Executive Order?
3) Explain the concept of “Smart Borders”.
4) How has the SMART Port Security, the SAFE Port Act, and the Small Vessel Security Strategy impacted port security?
5) Compare and discuss the similarities and differences of the external borders of New Europe to that of the U.S. Mexico border.