Learning Materials from the NPS Center for Homeland Defense and Security


Border security

Using Collaboration to Understand Border Security and Cartels

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Video – 2016 CHDS Casual Conversations. Jaeson Jones. Jaeson Jones, Captain (ret) Texas Department of Public Safety, is interviewed in this first episode of a series of Casual Conversations with CHDS Alumni and other subject matter experts in Homeland Security…. Continue Reading →

Beyond Sister City Agreements: Exploring the Challenges to Full International Interoperability

Video – 2016 CHDS Thesis Series. Calvin Shanks. Communities on the international border are often interconnected by more than simple proximity. They are connected through social networks, economy, culture, and shared natural resources. Despite this interdependent relationship, and in spite… Continue Reading →

Texas National Guard – Helping build a vision for better border control

  Interview — video. COL Bentley Nettles. With Governor Perry’s recent order, the Texas National Guard has taken on significant border control responsibilities. COL Bentley Nettles discusses the challenges in adapting to an unfamiliar and evolving humanitarian and criminal environment…. 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 →

Agenda: Presentations at the 2013 Homeland Security Education Summit

The Annual HD/HS Education Summit was held in Burlington, Massachusetts on September 26-28 2013. The theme of the 2013 event was: Developing an Adaptive Homeland Security Environment Presentations included the following.  University and Agency Partnership Initiative (UAPI) participants can login to… Continue Reading →

Agenda: Presentations at the 2010 Continental Security Conference

Thirty-five leading homeland security academics and practitioners gathered Dec. 7-8, 2010 in Colorado Springs, Colo., to explore a relatively untapped topic of homeland security: Research on issues encompassing concerns among Canada, Mexico and the United States. The inaugural Continental Security… Continue Reading →

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Undergraduate Degree Program in Homeland Security

Interview — video. Jim Ramsay. In this Viewpoints interview Dr. Jim Ramsay describes the rapid growth of the Bachelor’s program at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University since its inception just 2 years ago. The curriculum was uniquely developed through a rigorous process… Continue Reading →

Borders and Immigration

Interview — video. Karina Ordonez. Karina Ordonez is the Assistant Director for Strategic Policy Arizona Governor’s Office of Homeland Security.  She is a March 2006 graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School’s Homeland Security Master’s Program and recently completed a thesis entitled… Continue Reading →

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