Category: Viewpoints in Homeland Defense and Security: interviews with homeland security leaders

Viewpoints in Homeland Defense and SecurityIn Viewpoints in Homeland Defense and Security, the nation’s homeland security leaders give opinions on current issues and challenges facing the country, such as intelligence and information-sharing, critical infrastructure protection, cyber, emergency management, public health, borders and immigration, terrorist groups, and interoperability.

Host Heather Issvoran
Hosted by Heather Issvoran. Heather is the Director of Strategic Communications at the Center for Homeland Defense and Security.

Thesis Series: Cybercrime Response Capabilities and Capacity: A Collaborative Approach for Small to Medium-Sized Local Law Enforcement Agencies

  NPS-CHDS master’s graduate Ryan Monaghan (MA1803/1804), Lieutenant at San Mateo Police Department (CA), talks about his thesis with Heather Issvoran. In his thesis, Monaghan identifies potential gaps in cybercrime mitigation that could be...

Thesis Series: You Don’t Have to Live Like a Refugee: An Analysis of Selected Refugee Resettlement Programs to Improve Comprehensive Integration Outcomes in ‘Free Case’ Refugee Resettlement

  NPS-CHDS master’s graduate Will Bierman (MA1803/1804), Field Office Director at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in the Department of Homeland Security, talks about how, by law, refugees entering the United States must...

Thesis Series: Two Teams, One Mission: A Study Using Ems Units in Hospital Triage During Active-Shooter and Other Mass-Casualty Events

  NPS-CHDS master’s graduate Tom Simons (MA1803/1804), Firefighter at the Salt Lake City Fire Department, talks about gaps in the response of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and hospitals. His research sought to examine whether...

Thesis Series: Balas and Barrios: An Analysis of U.S. Domestic and Regional Anti-Gang Policies from a Human Security Perspective

  NPS-CHDS master’s graduate Max Pfaffinger (MA1803/1804), Federal Air Marshal at Transportation Security Administration, discusses his thesis with fellow master’s student, Scott Fenton. Pfaffinger’s thesis focuses on the topic of gang violence from a...

Thesis Series: Civil Rights Auditors: Defining Reasonable Time, Place, and Manner Restrictions on First Amendment Activities

  NPS-CHDS master’s graduate Gary Cummings (MA1803/1804), Lieutenant at the Garland Police Department, talks about how police increasingly encounter citizens who challenge constitutional boundaries between civil rights and police power. These so-called ‘civil rights...

Thesis Series: Case for State and Local Integration of the Separate Federal Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program

  NPS-CHDS master’s graduate Matt Heckard (MA1803/1804), Assistant Director, Preparedness for the State of Arizona, talks about his thesis which provides an overview and policy options analysis of offsite radiological emergency preparedness and response...

Thesis Series: Optimize or Die: Dynamic and Innovative Deployment Models for Fire Departments

  NPS-CHDS master’s graduate Tyler McCoy (MA1803/1804), Captain/Paramedic at the City of Dayton, Ohio Fire Department, talks about his thesis which analyzes current fire department practices and explores how resource deployments can be modified...

Thesis Series: Engaging Children and Youth, Via K-12 School Curricula, to Build a Culture of Disaster Preparedness

  NPS-CHDS master’s graduate Kimberly Hayward (MA1803/1804), Community Preparedness Officer at FEMA, talks about her thesis where she analyzes how to engage children and youth to facilitate behavioral change and build a culture of...

Thesis Series: Regulating Hawala: Thwarting Terrorism or Jeopardizing Stability?

  NPS-CHDS master’s graduate Monika Mali (MA1803/1804), Transportation Security Inspector at the Transportation Security Administration, talks about her thesis which uses the case study method to investigate the unintended consequences that have resulted from...