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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...

Seeing Eye Drones: How the DoD can Transform CBRN and Disaster Response in the Homeland

Video – CHDS Thesis Series Fall 2016. Matt Jonkey. The threat of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) disasters is one of the most dangerous threats to the homeland. The United States has an...

Increasing Road Infrastructure Capacity through the use of Autonomous Vehicles

Video – CHDS Thesis Series Fall 2016. Don Simko. Roadway infrastructure is a critical component to U.S. homeland security. Overland transportation affects the national economy, emergency services, defense, and communication systems. This thesis by...

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: March 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...