Learning Materials from the NPS Center for Homeland Defense and Security


Fusion centers

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…. 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 →

Suspicious Activity Reporting: It’s not the “who”

Interview — video. Scott Kelberg. Born of the 911 Commission Report and instituted in 2010, the Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative Program works with state and local law enforcement including fusion centers, and public safety agencies to become compliant with the… Continue Reading →

CHDS Thesis Series: Tell Me What I Need to Know: What Mayors and Governors Want from Their Fusion Center

Interview — video. Yi-Ru Chen. Mayors and governors who represent high threat, high-density urban areas need strategic, decision-making advantages and, as such, should be significant users of intelligence products developed by state and local fusion centers. These chief executives desire… Continue Reading →

Fusion Centers

Lecture/presentation. Bill Lahneman. Since the 9/11 attacks, the number of regional, state, and local intelligence fusion centers has grown substantially. As of March 2008, there are over 50 of these centers nationwide. While their organizational structures and procedures vary, their… Continue Reading →

Homeland Security Intelligence

Lecture/presentation Homeland security intelligence is not codified in law, nor is their a defined homeland security intelligence community – which encourages inconsistent interpretations of homeland security intelligence. This module examines some of the needs and related developments in homeland security… Continue Reading →

Managing the Data Explosion

Interview — video. Charles Brueggemann. Charles Brueggemann, First Deputy Director, Illinois State Police presents his perspective regarding the current challenges faced by fusion centers and offers some practical recommendations to resolve some of the issues like data overload, complexity and… Continue Reading →

Intelligence Fusion

Interview — video. Paul France. Paul France is the Homeland Security Field Operations Manager for the state of Wisconsin. He is a current participant in the Naval Postgraduate School’s Homeland Security Master’s Program and is working on a thesis entitled ‘Preventing… Continue Reading →

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