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...

NPS

Theses from the NPS Center for Homeland Defense and Security

September 2017 theses released and available in the Homeland Security Digital Library.  The most recent outstanding thesis winner is Hoaithi Nguyen, with her thesis work entitled “Lawful Hacking: Toward a Middle Ground Solution to the...

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,...

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...

article

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:...

CHDS Master’s Theses: September 2017 Graduation

The Center for Homeland Defense and Security at the Naval Postgraduate School graduates students with a Masters degree in Security Studies every March, September and December (with occasional June graduates).  Find all 750+ theses searchable...

Urbanization

From the HSx Homeland Security collection.  This module provides a roadmap to understanding the concept of urbanization. open in new window Resource List These resources provide a base knowledge and a start for some of...

Major Economies Confront Shrinking Workforce

From the HSx Homeland Security collection.  This module provides a roadmap to understanding primary drivers of change in the space, both through commercialization and national security. open in new window Resource List These resources provide...

Increasing Ideological Polarization

From the HSx Homeland Security collection.  This module provides a roadmap to understanding primary drivers of the increase in nationalism and polarization, both domestically and globally. open in new window Resource List These resources provide...