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Media-enhanced lecture modules

Foreign Cyber Threats to the United States (annotated)

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On January 5, 2017, The Honorable James R. Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, delivered a Joint Statement for the Record to the Senate Armed Services Committee on foreign cyber threats to the U.S. The Center for Homeland Defense and Security at the Naval Postgraduate School… Continue Reading →

San Francisco Bay Area Earthquake Plan

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Video. CHDS has supported FEMA and Cal OES in the development of a video outlining the recently-released 2016 Bay Area Earthquake Plan. This short film is a visual introduction to the updated San Francisco Bay Area Catastrophic Earthquake Plan, which… Continue Reading →

Annotated Worldwide Threat Assessment 2016

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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 →

Introduction to Terrorism Typology, Targets and Organizations

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Lecture/presentation — flash. Nadav Morag. According to Dr. Nadav Morag, “as with any other phenomenon, researchers and policy analysts who attempt to study terrorism are faced with the problem of defining the nature and boundaries of the phenomenon in question.”… Continue Reading →

Annotated Worldwide Threat Assessment 2015

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 →

Finding Bin Laden: Lessons for a New American Way of Intelligence

Lecture/presentation — video. Erik Dahl. In this presentation, CHDS faculty member Erik Dahl discusses the lessons learned from the decade-long search for Osama bin Laden. Although the raid on bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad has been widely discussed, less is… Continue Reading →

Annotated Worldwide Threat Assessment 2014

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 →

Psychology of Dictatorships

Lecture/presentation — video. Fathali Moghaddam. Psychology of Dictatorships: In this topical video essay, Dr. Fathali Moghaddam, Psychology Department, Georgetown University and Instructor at the NPS Center for Homeland Defense and Security, explains how societal and political conditions can act as a… Continue Reading →

Psychology of Globalization

Lecture/presentation — video. Fathali Moghaddam. How does globalization affect people, culture, politics, the environment, and even languages? In this 10 min. presentation, Dr. Fathali Moghaddam (Georgetown University Psychology Dept. and Faculty at CHDS) explains the causes and effects of the… Continue Reading →

Media Richness

Lecture/presentation — application. Richard Bergin. Media richness pertains to the learning capacity of a communication media. Media Richness Theory was introduced and adapted to evaluate the various mediums—memos, emails, telephone, video, online conferencing, virtual environments, and social media in terms… Continue Reading →

Technology Adoption

Lecture/presentation — video. Richard Bergin. Homeland Security professionals and the agencies they lead are more dependent than ever on technology to strengthen national preparedness. In particular, the use of technology to strengthen capability specific national priorities in support of the… Continue Reading →

Tutorial: Risk Methods and Models

Tutorial – video and text. Ted Lewis. This tutorial will introduce you to the building blocks of risk-informed decision-making practiced within the homeland security enterprise. Risk assessment is a fundamental tool used to determine level of risk, and how best to allocate… Continue Reading →

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