NS4156: Intelligence for Homeland Security: Organizational and Policy Challenges

Syllabus — text.

The 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon and the ensuing War on Terror have focused the nation’s attention on homeland security. This course examines key questions and issues facing the U.S. intelligence community and its role in homeland security and homeland defense. Students will have the opportunity to fully address policy, organizational and substantive issues regarding homeland intelligence support. Course reference materials will provide an overview of diverse intelligence disciplines and how the intelligence community operates. Course emphasis will be on issues affecting policy, oversight, and intelligence support to homeland defense/security and national decision-making. The 2004 Intelligence Reform and Prevention of Terrorism Act is addressed and the course is shaped to focus on homeland intelligence support issues at the State/Local/Tribal levels.

This resource is available to CHDS alumni and participants in the University and Agency Partnership Initiative (UAPI) and requires a login (about the UAPI program).

Updated July 2017

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This course is taught as part of the CHDS Master’s program curriculum.

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