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Sociotechnical Identity influences threats to security?

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Video – CHDS Thesis Series Fall 2016. Seven Gerard. As man and machine have become ever more intertwined, technology is altering the perception of self-identity. This holds implications for homeland security. Sevan Gerard, a Firefighter/Paramedic with the Los Angeles Fire… Continue Reading →

IS4010: Technology in Homeland Security

Syllabus — text. Richard Bergin, John Rollins and Tom Housel. Government agencies in today’s Information Age are more dependent than ever on technology and information sharing. This course provides individuals involved in homeland security a broad overview of homeland security… Continue Reading →

High-Tech, Low-Tech, No-Tech: Communications Strategies During Blackouts

Interview — video. Diana Sun (Solymossy). This thesis recommends that every community be prepared with a three-pronged approach to dealing with disasters. By examining the reliability of technology in instances of emergency, we can better prepare ourselves for future disasters…. 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 →

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 →

Technologies of Homeland Security

Presentation slides — text. George Lane. These files are available to participants of the University and Agency Partnership Initiative (UAPI).  Login required. 1. Introductions and course overview 2. Agrosecurity policy and technologies 3. Site-specific vulnerability analyses Download: https://www.chds.us/?media/openmedia&id=2888 4. Cyber… Continue Reading →

CTRL+ALT+DELETE: Understanding the Need to Interrupt the Jihadi Internet

Interview — video. William Sweeney. The Internet and Web 2.0 technologies have significantly reduced the need for face-to face human contact historically associated with terrorist recruitment, instead allowing direct and dynamic contact between operatives and susceptible recruits separated by thousands… Continue Reading →

Virtual Alabama

Interview — video. Jim Walker. Jim Walker, Homeland Security Director for the state of Alabama gives a detailed view of the groundbreaking “Virtual Alabama” program. Combining the latest web and mapping technologies with cost-effectiveness, Virtual Alabama has become a new… Continue Reading →

Interoperability in the State of Vermont

Interview — video. Ludwig Schumacher. Col. Sonny Schumacher explains his unique role in the state of Vermont – where the expertise of the Vermont National Guard and his personal experience in applying strategic vision to technology-centric issues have been used to assist… 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 →

RFID Technology

Lecture/presentation Richard Bergin Part 1 This resource is available to participants in CHDS programs and to CHDS alumni. Access requires a login (about CHDS academic programs). Lecture (flash-based, interactive version) Lecture (video version) Supporting file formats: Audio Transcript Part 2… Continue Reading →

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