Submit a research paper on a chosen topic pertaining to Critical Infrastructure Protection. Your topic must be cleared with your instructor first before proceeding. The research paper will be 10-12 pages of content, excluding a title page and reference list (at least 10 outside scholarly references are required). Your paper is to be written in APA style format and prepared in a Microsoft word document
This assignment is a research paper, not an opinion paper, so you need to use the class readings and other sources to support your thesis. Make sure you use APA style in-text parenthetical citations at the end of every sentence where you are quoting or paraphrasing another’s ideas (or any information) that is not your own thoughts and words, like this (Bergen, 2015, para. 14). I highly recommend you use the APUS writing guide based on the APA style which can be found in the university library or at this link: APUS Style Guide for APA. You should use supplementary sources to compliment the assigned readings based upon your research, but make sure you use scholarly and credible sources. See the APUS Library Homeland Security Program Guide for good sources, as well as the APUS Research Primer and the APUS Library Research FAQs.
Written according to the APA style and format;
Use Times New Roman 12 point font;
1 inch margins on all sides
Double space all text (no extra lines or spaces after a paragraph or section heading)
Executive Summary (note, this is not an abstract)
A respectable number of credible resources used, cited in the paper as in-text citations, and included on the reference page. A good rule of thumb is at least 2-3 scholarly sources per page of content.