CHDS Master’s Theses: March 2018 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 at the Homeland Security Digital Library or browse the March 2018 (cohort 1605/1606) theses below.


  • Early Warning: A Strategy to Prevent Injuries and Loss of Life During Active Shooter Attacks on K-12 Schools
    Graves, Susan M.
  • Weapons of Mass Distraction: Strategies for Countering the Paper Terrorism of Sovereign Citizens
    March-Safbom, Terri A.
  • Using the Fire Service to Build Community Engagement
    Garrels-Bates, Melanie J.
  • Soft Target Security: Environmental Design and the Deterrence of Terrorist Attacks on Soft Targets in Aviation Transportation
    Jashari, Linda
  • Safeguarding Democracy: Increasing Election Integrity Through Enhanced Voter Verification
    Weir, Kellie J.
  • Remaining Relevant: Historical Contributions, Civil-military Challenges, and Anti-Submarine Warfare Capabilities on Coast Guard Cutters
    Smicklas, Brian A.
  • Asserting Collective State Sovereignty to Strengthen the National Network of Fusion Center
    Ladich, Samantha
  • Hacking the Silos: Eliminating Information Barriers Between Public Health and Law Enforcement
    Minks, Cody L.
  • In Bad Faith: The Link Between Religious Conversion and Violent Extremism
    Gibson, Brian J.
  • Law Enforcement’s Dilemma: Fighting 21st Century Encrypted Communications with 20th Century Legislation
    Owen, Robyn J.
  • Innovation Increase: How Technology Can Create Open, Decentralized, and Trackable Data Sharing
    Hupka, Erica
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Homeland Security: Insights from the Neurobiological Security Motivation System
    Madrigal, Marissa D.
  • Fighting the Fire in Our Own House: How Poor Decisions Are Smoldering Within the U.S. Fire Service
    Cavnor, Charles Dale
  • Factors Impacting Intra-District Collaboration: A Field Study in a Midwest Police Department
    Kulikowski, Amanda L.
  • Comparative Analysis of International Encryption Policies en Route to a Domestic Solution
    Donahue, James L.
  • Fake News, Conspiracy Theories, and Lies: An Information Laundering Model for Homeland Security
    Korta, Samantha M.
  • Regulatory Framework for Nanotechnology
    Ridge, Stephen J.
  • Application of Big Data Analytics to Support Homeland Security Investigations Targeting Human Smuggling Networks
    Hodge, Thomas A.
  • Efficiency v. Security: Information Technology Consolidations – Resilience, Complexity, and Monoculture
    Ricker, Jennifer L.
  • Manchurian Responder? How Military and Federal Government Practices Can Help State and Local Public Safety Agencies Prevent Malicious Insider Attacks
    McGovern, Ryan J.
  • Cloudy Crystal Ball: Detecting and Disrupting Homegrown Violent Extremism
    Pendley, James Adam
  • Stolen Vehicles for Export: A Major Concern for Domestic and International Security
    Mac Donnell, Mark C.
  • E Pluribus Analysis: Applying a ‘Superforecasting’ Methodology to the Detection of Homegrown Violence
    Huse, James G.
  • Can We Defend the Defense Supply Chain? Lessons Learned from Industry Leaders in Supply Chain Management
    Menz, Ronald H.
  • Putting the Lid on the Devil’s Toy Box: How the Homeland Security Enterprise Can Decide Which Emerging Threats to Address
    Fox, Andrew J.

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