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Thesis Series: Beyond the first 48: Incorporating Non-Traditional Stakeholders into Incident Response

  In this Master’s Thesis Series interview, Octavio Saenz speaks with Emily Jane McLoughlin (MA1801/1802), Emergency Preparedness Program Manager for the Department of Public Safety Communications and Emergency Management in Arlington, VA, about the...

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Thesis Series: The ‘English Disease’ and Political Protest

  In this Master’s Thesis Series video, Octavio Saenz interviews Christopher Barney (MA1801/1802), Battalion Chief for Portland Oregon Fire & Rescue, about the research behind his thesis “The ‘English Disease’ and Political Protest: How...

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CHDS Master’s Theses: September 2019 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 800+ theses searchable...

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K-12 School Shooting Database

A database which contains each and every instance a gun is brandished, is fired, or a bullet hits school property for any reason, regardless of the number of victims, time, day of the week,...

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Timeline of Homeland Security Events and Milestones

The Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) has resleased a new timeline.  This timeline includes a variety of events and milestones related to homeland security and emergency management. New events will be considered and added as...

Thesis Series: Social Identity Theory and Intergroup Conflict in Israel/Palestine

  In this Master’s Thesis Series interview, Stephen Felty discusses his thesis, Social Identity Theory and Intergroup Conflict in Israel/Palestine. Intergroup dynamics have been a central vector in long-lasting identity conflicts around the globe....

Thesis Series: 21st Century Crime: How Malicious Artificial Intelligence Will Impact Homeland Security

  In this Master’s Thesis Series interview, Kevin Peters discusses his thesis, 21st Century Crime: How Malicious Artificial Intelligence Will Impact Homeland Security. Artificial intelligence (AI) is a field of research with the potential...

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:...

Thesis Series: Punching above Their Weight: The Homeland Security Contributions of the U.S. Pacific Territories

  In this Master’s Thesis Series interview, Colby Stanton discusses her thesis, Punching above Their Weight: The Homeland Security Contributions of the U.S. Pacific Territories. While the U.S. Pacific territories were brought into the...

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FEMA PrepTalks: Youth Safety

Leaders and experts in school safety, youth safety and preparedness came together in summer 2018 to talk about Rethinking School Safety, Safety is Personal: Lessons Learned as a Survivor of the Virginia Tech Tragedy,...

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...

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...

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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...

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...

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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...