From John Paczkowski – Vice President , ICF International
Aligning the efforts of local, state, federal, and military partners for homeland security is no easy task and
can only be accomplished through a common framework of professional education. That framework must not perpetuate the
dogmas of the past, but challenge the status quo, break down barriers that divide us, and return a robust network of
highly competent practitioners that will, together, ensure the protection of our citizens and way of life. The Center
for Homeland Defense and Security at the Naval Postgraduate School provides such an education and in so doing, is an asset
vital to our national security.