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CHDS Master’s Theses: December 2016 Graduation

The Center for Homeland Defense and Security at the Naval Postgraduate School graduates students with a Masters degree in Security Studies every March, September and December (with occasional June graduates).  Find all 750+ theses searchable at the Homeland Security Digital Library or… Continue Reading →

Quantifying The Negative

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Play the audio: [download the .mp3 file] For most homeland security agencies, success is measured by preventing events. However, when it comes to budgets it can be hard to quantify what didn’t happen and make the case for continued funding…. Continue Reading →

Homeland Security Affairs

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Newest articles in Volume XII (2016) published in December.   The issue contains an essay calling for the creation of an Emergency Management historical archive at FEMA, an essay examining the homeland security threats posed by the advent of 3-D… Continue Reading →

Resilience in Homeland Security

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Video interview – Viewpoints. Dan O’Connor In this interview, Dan O’Connor, Director Field Operations for the Chief Security Officer at FEMA, talks about the importance of resilience in Homeland Security. The term “resilience” refers to the ability to adapt to… Continue Reading →

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 →

CHDS Booklist

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Full book list for every course These are some of the text books assigned to Master’s students at the Center for Homeland Defense and Security in 2015-2017 courses. See the list for all current courses: https://www.chds.us/c/hsbooks

CHDS Master’s Theses: September 2016 Graduation

The Center for Homeland Defense and Security at the Naval Postgraduate School graduates students with a Masters degree in Security Studies every March, September and December (with occasional June graduates).  Find all 750+ theses searchable at the Homeland Security Digital Library or… Continue Reading →

Sovereign Citizens

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Play the audio: [download the .mp3 file] Michelle Mallek (CHDS cohort 1401) is legal counsel at FEMA and decided to study ‘Sovereigns‘ because much of the terrorist discussion in mainstream media is focused on external threats.   In this episode of the Reflecting… 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 →

NS2013: Research and Writing for Homeland Security

Syllabus — text. Lauren Wollman and John Rollins. The purpose of the research sequence (NS 2013 and NS 4081) is to advance your critical thinking, research and inquiry skills; you will use these skills to produce a strong thesis proposal… 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 →

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 →

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