From Johnnie Smith – Administrator, Wisconsin (WI) Division of Emergency Management

One of the points that I try to include in any comments on my experience in the CHDS Program is this – “In addition to the academic experience, one of the great benefits of the program is the opportunity to participate in discussions of historical and contemporary homeland security-related issues from the perspective of the various and varied disciplines that make up the class. I do not believe that opportunity exists in any other program and I highly recommend CHDS to anyone in federal, state, or local government with homeland security-related responsibilities.”