The Next Season of Pandemic Response

In this webinar, national experts discuss what local and state leaders might expect next in the US response to COVID-19. Panelists address the latest developments in vaccine expansion for youth populations, challenges in maintaining...

K-12 School Shooting Database (SSDB)

The SSDB is tracking recent summer and fall spikes in incidents.  The SSDB is a database which contains each and every instance a gun is brandished, is fired, or a bullet hits school property...

Cyber Federalism

Play the audio: Today’s cyber risks to critical infrastructure and public services affect all levels of government. Eric Rosner (MA 1601/2) explores the current state of cybersecurity, examines what role each level of government...

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CHDS Master’s Theses: June 2021 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 1000+ theses...

Annotated Worldwide Threat Assessment 2021

The Annual Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community is presented to Congress by the Director of National Intelligence (DNI). Since 2014, CHDS has produced a media-enhanced annotated version of the text document.

Disrupting Disinformation

Join CHDS on Thursday, May 13. In this webinar, technology and communications experts discuss the latest research in disinformation and actions local, state and federal leaders can take to counter the influence and impact...

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Alumni Short Talks: Hearing Muted Voices: Using Radical Subjectivity to Address Homeland Security Issues

As technology becomes more prevalent and impersonal, Lier Chen challenges policymakers to stop their reliance upon simplistic interpretations of data that cause reactionary decisions. She provides a new tool, Muted Voices, that uses radical...

Alumni Short Talks: No Crisis Left to Waste: Exploring Convergent Themes in Extremist Propaganda

John Gordon provides insight into how Salafi-Jihadist extremists as well as racially/ethnically motivated extremists seek to maintain relevance by using propaganda to exploit the isolation and frustrations of COVID 19 and domestic political tensions....

Ep 15: Climate Security Complexity

Listen to audio: Before we jump into today’s episode, I want to thank each of you for hanging with us during the very busy months of 2020. I guess this show has been directly...

Thesis Series: Misinformation Contagion: A View Through an Epidemiological Lens

  In this episode of the CHDS Master’s Thesis Series, host Heather Issvoran interviews Scott Fenton (cohort 1803/1804) on his thesis, “Misinformation Contagion: A View Through an Epidemiological Lens.” Fenton, Captain with the Monterey...

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...

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...

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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...

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...

Book List from the CHDS Curriculum

These are some of the books assigned to students at the Center for Homeland Defense and Security in the last two years. Introduction to Homeland Security The Unconventional Threat to Homeland Security Research and...

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...

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...

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...

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CHDS Master’s Theses: March 2021 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 1000+ theses...