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Delivering on Digital: redesigning the ambulance as a digital service

New to the Medium.com/Homeland-Security collection: class posts for the class Internet, Society and Cyberconflict Exercise: You’ve been asked by the Federal Interagency Committee on Emergency Medical Services (FICEMS- composed of DHS, HHS, DoD, DOT, FCC,...

Resources

HSx Collection: Advanced Thinking in Homeland Security

A collection of presentations and resource lists across a broad range of topics and categorized into Homeland Security and Core Competencies. Topics include  Machine Learning, Drought, Aging Infrastructure, Terrorism & Transnational Criminal Organizations, Challenges in Infrastructure Funding, Asymmetric...

Critical Infrastructure Higher Education Initiative

The Critical Infrastructure Higher Education Initiative (CI HEI) was a highly successful five year partnership between the Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security (CIP/HS) at George Mason University and  the U.S. Department of...

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Featured Topics in Terrorism

The Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) has updated its Featured Topics in Terrorism to include: Domestic (U.S.) Terrorism Global Terrorism Active Shooters Lone Wolf Terrorism Suicide Bombers HSDL Featured Topics are a curated collection of...

Cyber Pearl Harbor

Video Series – James Wirtz The notion that the United States is vulnerable to a strategic surprise cyber attack is often characterized as a “Cyber Pearl Harbor,” and is a mainstay of current strategic...

Homeland Security Intelligence

Lecture/presentation Homeland security intelligence is not codified in law, nor is their a defined homeland security intelligence community – which encourages inconsistent interpretations of homeland security intelligence. This module examines some of the needs...

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Updating and Implementing a Revised U.S. National Strategy to Counter Violent Extremism

Video interview – Viewpoints. Tom Davis Lynnwood Police Chief Tom Davis is interviewed by fellow CHDS master’s degree alumnus Bijan Karimi, Assistant Deputy Director of the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management about countering...

Adaptive SOPs

Play the audio: [download the .mp3 file] Standard operating procedures (SOPs) guide emergency responders in a crisis, providing predetermined steps to manage anticipated events. However, modern disasters often manifest as complex systems and produce...

Self-Study Course: Social Network Analysis

Course — website/web application. Developed in conjunction with Sean Everton, Co-Director and Michael Aspland, Faculty Associate for Research at the CORE Lab in the Defense Analysis Department at the Naval Postgraduate School This course is...

Global Jihadi Threat

Self-Study Course: The Global Jihadi Threat

Course — website/web application. Nadav Morag. [Updated Dec 2016] Islam is a faith of richness and complexity that has manifested itself over time in a broad variety of ways. Unfortunately, it is also used...

CHDS Booklist

Full book list for every course These are some of the text books assigned to Master’s students at the Center for Homeland Defense and Security in 2015-2017 courses. See the list for all current courses:...

Futurist Thinking & Planning

From the HSx Core Competencies collection.  This module provides futurist thinking or strategic foresight and planning which has been used across industries and utilized by government agencies such as the DOD and FEMA, which regularly...

Root Cause Analysis

From the HSx Core Competencies collection.  This module provides a roadmap to understanding the process of root- cause analysis and how this technique can aid problem-solving and mitigate issue recurrence. open in new window Resource...

Meeting Management

From the HSx Core Competencies collection.  This module provides an overview of various tips and methods which help ensure efficient and effective management of meetings. open in new window Resource List These resources provide a...

Communicating With Data

From the HSx Core Competencies collection.  This module provides a roadmap to understanding value and strategies connected to the communication of messages via data. open in new window Resource List These resources provide a baseline...

Role of Big Data

From the HSx Homeland Security collection.  This module provides a roadmap to understanding the way big data is redefining how we gather, store, manage, and apply information. A variety of topics are covered including big...

Regional Powers Attaining Global Influence

From the HSx Homeland Security collection.  This module provides a roadmap to understanding the shifting international system and changing role of regional powers. open in new window Resource List These resources provide a baseline of...

Growth of Global Middle Class

From the HSx Homeland Security collection.  This module provides a roadmap to understanding the relationship between the expanding global middle class and its impact on environmental stress and consumption trends, urbanization, and global economic growth....

Growth of Multidisciplinary Scientific Research

From the HSx Homeland Security collection.  This module provides an overview of the growth of multi-disciplinary scientific research and how that research applies to defense and infrastructure rapid technological advancement. open in new window Resource...

Drought Constrains Economic Development

From the HSx Homeland Security collection.  This module provides a roadmap to understanding the impact of drought on economic development, both domestically and globally. open in new window Resource List These resources provide a baseline...