In Focus @ the HSDL: Contact Tracing

A collection of reports focused on the process of Contact Tracing, which is being able to identify, assess, and manage people who have been exposed to a disease to prevent further transmission. These reports...

HSDL COVID-19 Resource Archive

The Homeland Security Digital Library COVID-19 Resource Archive brings together documents from agencies and organizations that capture the environment, debates, and hard realities affecting governmental and public health policy decisions in preparedness, response, and...

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CHDS Master’s Theses: March 2020 Graduation

The Center for Homeland Defense and Security at the Naval Postgraduate School graduates students with a Master’s degree in Security Studies every March, September and December (with occasional June graduates). Find all 900+ theses...

CHDS Executive Education Webinar Series: COVID-19 Topics

Public Policy and Legal Issues During the Pandemic: What Have We Learned and What Is On the Horizon? May 5, 2020. CHDS-NEMA-IAEM Webinar: Personal, Organizational and Community Resilience, April 29, 2020. CHDS-NCJA Webinar: Understanding...

In Focus @ the HSDL: COVID-19 Reopening

Blueprint for Testing Plans and Rapid Response Programs, Guidelines: Opening Up America Again, How to Restart National Economies During the Coronavirus Crisis, National Coronavirus Response: A Road Map to Reopening, National Covid-19 Testing Action...

In Focus @ the HSDL: Infodemic

Combatting the ‘Infodemic’: Newsguard’s Response to the Spread of COVID-19 Misinformation, Countering the Health ‘Infodemic’, Covid-19 Disinformation Briefing No. 2: Far-Right Mobilisation, Covid-19 Disinformation Briefing No.1, COVID-19 ‘Infodemic’: A Preliminary Analysis of the Online...

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CHDS Master’s Theses: December 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 900+ theses...

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Better Safe Than Sorry

Play the audio: Why does the click-through rate on threatening headlines far exceed those that are more benign?  Calling something a threat through a provocative headline or soundbite initiates a biological reaction that almost...

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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,...

HSDL Timeline

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...

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:...

Annotated Worldwide Threat Assessment 2019

  The Worldwide Threat Assessment has been presented to Congress annually by the Director of National Intelligence; and before that office was created, it was presented by the CIA Director in his position as...

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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...

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...

Thesis Series: Cybercrime Response Capabilities and Capacity: A Collaborative Approach for Small to Medium-Sized Local Law Enforcement Agencies

  NPS-CHDS master’s graduate Ryan Monaghan (MA1803/1804), Lieutenant at San Mateo Police Department (CA), talks about his thesis with Heather Issvoran. In his thesis, Monaghan identifies potential gaps in cybercrime mitigation that could be...

Thesis Series: You Don’t Have to Live Like a Refugee: An Analysis of Selected Refugee Resettlement Programs to Improve Comprehensive Integration Outcomes in ‘Free Case’ Refugee Resettlement

  NPS-CHDS master’s graduate Will Bierman (MA1803/1804), Field Office Director at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in the Department of Homeland Security, talks about how, by law, refugees entering the United States must...

Thesis Series: Two Teams, One Mission: A Study Using Ems Units in Hospital Triage During Active-Shooter and Other Mass-Casualty Events

  NPS-CHDS master’s graduate Tom Simons (MA1803/1804), Firefighter at the Salt Lake City Fire Department, talks about gaps in the response of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and hospitals. His research sought to examine whether...

Thesis Series: Balas and Barrios: An Analysis of U.S. Domestic and Regional Anti-Gang Policies from a Human Security Perspective

  NPS-CHDS master’s graduate Max Pfaffinger (MA1803/1804), Federal Air Marshal at Transportation Security Administration, discusses his thesis with fellow master’s student, Scott Fenton. Pfaffinger’s thesis focuses on the topic of gang violence from a...

Thesis Series: Civil Rights Auditors: Defining Reasonable Time, Place, and Manner Restrictions on First Amendment Activities

  NPS-CHDS master’s graduate Gary Cummings (MA1803/1804), Lieutenant at the Garland Police Department, talks about how police increasingly encounter citizens who challenge constitutional boundaries between civil rights and police power. These so-called ‘civil rights...

Thesis Series: Case for State and Local Integration of the Separate Federal Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program

  NPS-CHDS master’s graduate Matt Heckard (MA1803/1804), Assistant Director, Preparedness for the State of Arizona, talks about his thesis which provides an overview and policy options analysis of offsite radiological emergency preparedness and response...