CHDS Master’s Theses: March 2019 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 searchable at the Homeland Security Digital Library or browse the March 2019 (cohort 1705/1706) theses below.


  • Social Media Screening of Homeland Security Job Applicants and the Implications on Free Speech Rights
    Sweeney, Denis
  • Social Identity Theory and Intergroup Conflict in Israel/Palestine
    Felty, Stephen M.
  • U.S. Counterterrorism Narrative: A Way Forward
    Kristoff, Madeline T.
  • U.S. Security Clearances: Reducing the Security Clearance Backlog While Preserving Information Security
    Berger, Benjamin F.
  • Framework for National Guard Employment in the Homeland
    Jara, Paul E.
  • Autonomous Police Vehicles: The Impact on Law Enforcement
    Gregg, Andrew
  • Disruptive Emergent Systems in Disaster Response
    Thornburg, Kristopher M.
  • 21st Century Crime: How Malicious Artificial Intelligence Will Impact Homeland Security
    Peters, Kevin M.
  • Crisis Communication for Law Enforcement: Crafting a Successful Strategy Using Social Media
    Coonce, Angela G.
  • Applying Technology Acceptance Research to Information Systems Implementation in the Fire Service
    Steward, John M.
  • Assessment of the Data on Body-Worn Cameras
    Allen, Carole L.
  • Punching Above Their Weight: The Homeland Security Contributions of the U.S. Pacific Territories
    Stanton, Colby E.
  • Finding the Path of Least Antibiotic Resistance: An Examination of Agricultural Policies
    Smiley, Stephanie L.
  • Does Theory Matter? Applying Organizational Theory to Develop Effective Local Government Emergency Management Programs
    Sirney, Jason M.
  • Fully Autonomous Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Devices–Mitigating Strategies
    Knopf, Kevin S.
  • Legal Weed: A Lifesaver?
    Schaub, Michael P.
  • Smart Strategies for Effectively Managing Entertainment Districts
    Penn, Charles A.
  • Reducing the Potential Consequences of Nuclear Power Using Small Modular Reactors
    Corbin, Scott
  • Parity Avoidance: A Proactive Analysis of the Obsolescence of the Third Offset Strategy
    Wellman, Aaron
  • Puerto Rico’s Homeland Security Readiness: Redesigning the Island’s Power Grid to Improve Its Resiliency
    Alicea, Juan E.
  • You Can’t Always Get What You Want: Employee and Organizational Responses to Perceived Workplace Injustices and Their Relationship to Insider Attacks
    Reed, Tracey

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