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Theses from the NPS Center for Homeland Defense and Security

September 2017 theses released and available in the Homeland Security Digital Library.  The most recent outstanding thesis winner is Hoaithi Nguyen, with her thesis work entitled “Lawful Hacking: Toward a Middle Ground Solution to the...

The Role of Isolation in Radicalization: How Important Is It?

The Role of Isolation in Radicalization: How Important Is It?

Interview — video. Erin Hug. This thesis provides an in-depth analysis of three well-known terrorists in order to illuminate the role isolation plays in the radicalization process. By better understanding the contributing factors of...

Thesis Series: The Benefits of Collaborative Processes for Establishing All Hazard Incident Management Teams in Urban Area Security Initiative Regions

Thesis Series: The Benefits of Collaborative Processes for Establishing All Hazard Incident Management Teams in Urban Area Security Initiative Regions

Interview — video. William Abbott. In 2008, consistent with past practice, the Phoenix Urban Area began a collaborative process to establish three All Hazards Incident Management Teams (AHIMT) with a three-year timeline for project...

Thesis Series: Does Community Trust in the Police Affect Homeland Security?

Thesis Series: Does Community Trust in the Police Affect Homeland Security?

Interview — video. Patrick Walsh. The policing profession has evolved since the formalization of police forces in the late 1820s. Much of the change revolves around the community taking an interest in how the...

Thesis Series: Twituational Awareness Using Crowdsourced #Disaster Epidemiology: Three Cases of Twituational Awareness

Thesis Series: Twituational Awareness Using Crowdsourced #Disaster Epidemiology: Three Cases of Twituational Awareness

Interview — video. Dan Cain. Public health and other agencies need situational awareness to respond effectively to dangerous situations. Traditional means of obtaining this information requires significant time and personnel. Research demonstrates that social...

Thesis Series: The Effects of Obesity on Homeland and National Security

Thesis Series: The Effects of Obesity on Homeland and National Security

Interview — video. Daniel O’Connor. Through a series of policy decisions, innovations, and a growing complex food system, the United States has moved from a nation of people once considered to be undernourished, to...

Thesis Series: Foreign Flag Vessels in the Great Lakes and the Risk to Homeland Security

Thesis Series: Foreign Flag Vessels in the Great Lakes and the Risk to Homeland Security

Interview — video. Christopher Sweeney. In his thesis, Foreign Flag Vessels in the Great Lakes and the Risk to Homeland Security, USCG Lieutenant Commander Christopher Sweeney strives to bring an awareness of the problem...

Thesis Series: The Road Less Traveled: Exploring the Experiences and Successes of Women Leaders in Homeland Security

Interview — video. Jonna West. Today, women constitute over 50% of the United States’ population. Yet, women are still a minority in many workforce fields, including homeland security. A woman currently leads the Department...

Thesis Series: Preventing School Shootings:  a Public Health Approach to Gun Violence

Thesis Series: Preventing School Shootings: a Public Health Approach to Gun Violence

Interview — video. Ed Welch. Gun violence in America must be addressed at the highest levels of society. Newtown, Aurora, and Virginia Tech were attacks on the very fabric of America. School shootings represent...

Thesis Series:  Does Homeland Security Constitute an Emerging Academic Discipline?

Thesis Series: Does Homeland Security Constitute an Emerging Academic Discipline?

Interview — video. Michael Falkow. In the wake of 9/11, the enterprise now called homeland security rocketed into the limelight leaving an educational gap that many academic institutions rushed in to fill. Educators and...