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Hackers Critical to Defeating Cyber Threats


Hackers are potential resources that can aid in the fight against cyber-terror far better than government bureaucrats, says internationally known security researcher Robi Sen.… Read more.

Criswell Leads FEMA IMAT East


Since December 2013, the Center for Homeland Defense and Security master's degree and Executive Leaders Program alumnae has held the job of Team Leader with the Federal Emergency Management Agency's National Incident Management Assistance Team (IMAT) East.… Read more.

Homeland Security Master’s Degrees Awarded to 30 at Naval Postgraduate School


The Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) at the Naval Postgraduate School awarded a Master of Arts in Security Studies to 30 professionals during a March 28 ceremony. … Read more.

Out of the Classroom and into the WorldLearn More
Practitioner applies ‘resilience’ concept to training America’s Responders
April 15, 2014

CHDS alumnus' research is inlfuencing curriculum  

LAPD Detective Spearheads New Cyber-Intrusion Center
February 6, 2014

John Zambri cites his CHDS education in navigating the research required in pursuing Los Angeles' first of a kind facility  Read more.  

Transit Police Captain Sees Civics Education as Critical to Homeland Security
January 31, 2014

Research found civics lacking in classroom curricula  

Academic Programs

Master’s Degree Program

Now accepting applications for Fall 2014. Deadline: May 1, 2014.
Apply online now!

Executive Leaders Program

Now accepting applications for Fall 2014. Deadline: June 15, 2014.

Executive Education Seminars (MET)

Executive roundtable discussions for governors, mayors, and urban area leaders.

Fusion Center Leaders Program

A five-day intensive program for fusion center leadership.

Pacific Executive Leaders Program

A five-day intensive program for homeland security leaders in the Pacific region. Applications are now being accepted.

University and Agency Partnership Initiative (UAPI)

Institutions nationwide dedicated to advancing homeland security education.
UAPI website at www.uapi.us

Self-study Courses

Non-credit courses developed by the NPS CHDS faculty and derived from the Center's homeland security graduate curriculum.



Research Resources
Homeland Security Digital Library
132,400+ policy and strategy documents

Homeland Security Affairs
Volume 10 (2014)
Annual Essay Contest
This year’s topic: Peter Drucker emphasized the importance of continually challenging one's assumptions. He said "Make yourself capable of doing this by building organized abandonment into your system. By asking yourself every few years, If we weren't doing what we now do, would we want to start doing it? And if the answer is 'probably not,' then maybe it isn't the right thing to do anymore." How would you apply Drucker's guidance to homeland security?