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Open Learning

CHDS makes a large number of the educational materials produced or collected in support of its Master's curriculum freely available to all interested students and practitioners of homeland security.

imageCHDS Media Connect

Find all CHDS videos (lectures, Viewpoints, workshop presentations) on our app for iPad and iPhone. Install it for free from Apple's AppStore (search for "CHDS").

Cyberspace: The Next Frontier

This presentation by CHDS Executive Director, Ted Lewis, was made at the 2012 Center for Homeland Defense and Security APEX Continuing Education Workshop held February 22-23, 2012 at the NPS Center for Homeland Defense and Security in Monterey, CA.

Out of the Classroom and into the World

Applied course work that takes the innovative ideas forged in the CHDS Master's program and makes them available to the national homeland security community as papers.

Research Process and Methods

These lectures explore the practices and modalities of good research, explain a set of research steps or phases required to conduct thesis research, and expose students to several common research methods.

imageHomeland Security Lectures

10-20 minute streaming lectures from our faculty on various topics. These lectures are used in the CHDS Master's curriculum but also available to the interested public.

imageViewpoints in Homeland Defense and Security

In 5-10 minute video podcasts, homeland security leaders give their opinions on current issues and challenges.

Homeland Security Book List

Books recently assigned by the CHDS Faculty as part of the Master’s degree and Executive Leaders curricula.

Homeland Security Audio Archive

Personal stories about 9/11 and other events that motivated people to serve.

imageDystopia: Where Bad Things Happen

Dystopia is a rich, detailed, fictional world developed for the purpose of supporting exercises and training simulations for Homeland Defense and Security.

Critical Infrastructure Protection Simulation Software

Simulation software that incorporates network theory and optimization theory to help analyze and understand how infrastructure sectors evolve, where they are vulnerable, and how they can best be protected.

Attackers Database

The Attackers Database began as one of several research efforts to support a "Muslim Communities in Homeland Security" workshop sponsored by CHDS. The data comes from media reporting, legal documents, such as affidavits and indictments, and academic research.

Faces of Homeland Security

In this video Homeland Security professionals and practitioners explain what 'homeland security' means to them, their work, and the nation at large.

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Non-credit, online self-study courses, derived from the NPS CHDS Master’s degree curriculum, are available to homeland defense and security professionals who wish to enhance their understanding of key homeland security concepts and who require the flexibility of self-paced instruction.