NPS

Theses from the NPS Center for Homeland Defense and Security

December 2017 theses released and available in the Homeland Security Digital Library.  The most recent outstanding thesis winners are Jessica Bress, with her thesis work entitled “A New High: A Future Oriented Study of American...

Hurricane-Harvey-Flooding

Delivering on Digital: redesigning coastal and insular emergency management as a digital service

New to the Medium.com/Homeland-Security collection: class posts for the class Internet, Society and Cyberconflict The scenario:  After a brutal hurricane season followed by earthquakes in the west coast and wildfires throughout the country, you...

HSDL Timeline

Timeline of Homeland Security Events and Milestones

The Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) has resleased a new timeline.  This timeline includes a variety of events and milestones related to homeland security and emergency management. New events will be considered and added as...

featured topics

Featured Topics in Public Health

The Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) has added two new Featured Topics: Opioids Pandemics and Epidemics   Including resources on Zika Virus, Ebola Virus, Viral Hepatitis, Swine Flu (Influenza), Avian Influenza, SARS (Severe Acute...

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...

posts

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,...

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:...

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...

featured topics

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...

The National Education Training Center: Reflections on 2016 and Looking Forward

Video presentation at the 2017 APEX workshop (Alumni Professional Exchange). Scott Kelberg CHDS Executive Leaders Program alumnus Scott Kelberg, Assistant Director of FEMA’s National Education and Training, briefed APEX attendees about the agency and...

Adaptive SOPs

Play the audio: 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 unanticipated outcomes.  As a...

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...

NS4239: Internet, Society and Cyberconflict

Syllabus — text. Rodrigo Nieto-Gomez, Ted Lewis and Scott Jasper. This course examines the internet in its broader social and policy context with a particular focus on threats in, of, and to the internet....