CHDS Master’s Theses: June 2016 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 at the Homeland Security Digital Library or browse the June 2016 theses below.
Facilitating the Medical Response into an Active Shooter Hot ZoneFrom the thesis abstract: “The response to active shooter attacks is not as effective as it could be. People die before receiving care because most jurisdictions have a policy in place that stipulates emergency medical service… more
Getting the Message Across: An Analysis of Foodborne Outbreak Communications Between Federal, State, and Local Health AgenciesFrom the thesis abstract: “To assure coordination of emergency response across multiple areas of responsibility, clear methods of communication between public health agencies need to be defined before responding to foodborne o… more
Granting Concessions and Paying Ransoms to Terrorists: A Policy Options Analysis of the U.S. Policy on Hostage RecoveryFrom the thesis abstract: “Nations around the world, including the United States, have been battling terrorist hostage-takings by instituting ‘no-concessions’ policies. The hope is that denying terrorists their demands will re… more
Port Security Grant Program: Good Enough, or Can It Be Made BetterFrom the thesis abstract: “For almost a decade and a half since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the Port Security Grant Program [PSGP] has provided funding to project proposals for improving the security and resil… more