Learning Materials from the NPS Center for Homeland Defense and Security



Homeland Security Affairs

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Newest articles in Volume XIII (2017) published in April.   The issue contains an essay which explores new approaches to non-strategic deterrence of terrorist attacks based on cognitive psychology and behavioral economics, and a research article which examines the extent to… Continue Reading →

Theses from the NPS Center for Homeland Defense and Security

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December 2016 theses released and available in the Homeland Security Digital Library.  The most recent outstanding thesis winner is Marcus Sexton, with his thesis work entitled “Forecasting Our Adversaries’ Next Move: Trend Analysis and the Department of Homeland Security’s Role in the… Continue Reading →

Homeland Security @

Sticky post is an App Store of Homeland Security Ideas.  CHDS Master’s participants are publishing new stories for 2017. Edited by Rodrigo Nieto Gomez Exercise: homeland security blog-posts to Garcia: A strategic exercise on individual entrepreneurship. First, students read message to… Continue Reading →

CHDS Booklist

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Full book list for every course These are some of the text books assigned to Master’s students at the Center for Homeland Defense and Security in 2015-2017 courses. See the list for all current courses:

Cyber-commander Hackathon: team projects

The term hackathon is traditionally used in the context of events for coders who look for data solutions in compressed time horizons. Nevertheless,  it can also be used to define more general “focused innovation efforts.” For this challenge, students in the… Continue Reading →

Homeland Security-related Games

Shared by UAPI partner Richard White at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs A large number of games and scenarios covering a range of topics including critical infrastructure protection, terrorism, pandemics, strategy, disaster response, border security, transportation security and more. Open… Continue Reading →

Homeland Security Research Guide from the Dudley Knox Library

A dynamic collection of key articles, journals, databases, books, theses, statistics and more.  Written and curated by Greta Marlatt, the Collection Development and Outreach Manager for the Naval Postgraduate School Dudley Knox Library and Content Manager for the Homeland Security Digital… Continue Reading →

Annotated Worldwide Threat Assessments

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 the Director of Central Intelligence. This annual… Continue Reading →

Featured Topics in the Homeland Security Digital Library

The Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) has identified and featured a selection of resources associated with primary topics in homeland security or topics particularly relevant to current issues in policy, strategy and organizational management. Topic List: Border Security Climate Change… Continue Reading →

Applied Research Exemplars

Report – text. CHDS Research and ideas generated from CHDS coursework and classroom collaboration that have been implemented across agencies, regions and the nation. Download:

HSDL Blog: On the Homefront

The Homeland Security Digital Library’s blog, On the Homefront, is a daily push of the most relevant or potentially influential homeland security reports and resources added to the HSDL’s repositories.  The blog also offers a calendar of homeland security events… Continue Reading →

Report from the Ogma Workshop: Exploring the Policy and Strategy Implications of Web 2.0 on the Practice of Homeland Security

Report — text. Michael Byrne. On June 30 and July 1, 2009 in Monterey, CA, the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS), Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Emergency Communications (OEC), and Office for Interoperability and… Continue Reading →

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