Through periodic email distribution, the Naval Postgraduate School's Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) will provide innovations, resources and products it has made available to the Homeland Defense and Security Community.
New Self-Study Course Launched
CHDS has launched its newest self-study course: Intelligence for Homeland Security: Organizational and Policy Challenges. CHDS self-study courses are designed for professionals who want to enhance their understanding of homeland security concepts and require the flexibility of self-paced instruction. The next course to be released in May is: Terrorist Financing and State Response. Read more.
Website Dedicated to Nation's Homeland Security Educators
Colleges, universities and agencies share homeland security curriculum and multi-media content with a new website that is designed specifically to meet the needs of the homeland security academic community. Visit the site.
Ted Lewis, PhD, Professor of Computer Science has just released his latest book, Bak's Sand Pile, Strategies for a Catastrophic World. Lewis discusses how modern systems are designed to be low-cost, efficient and optimized for profitability and how as a result, our critical infrastructures have evolved into fragile, error-prone systems. He proposes a unifying theory that challenges the reader to see the connections between and among, complex modern systems so that modern society may survive the catastrophes to come. See more faculty publications.
Out of the Classroom
Technology seen as tool to improve public health decisions
A Washington public health official believes health intelligence deserves greater consideration in the homeland security worlds. She calls for using health intelligence and technology to make speedier and more proactive decisions Read more.
Choosing IED detection method calls for objectivity
Detecting Improvised Explosive Device (IEDs) can be a daunting chore because of the array of techniques available for the job. U.S. Coast Guard Cmdr. Rob McLellan sought to make choosing a technology easier, and more scientific. Read more.
Student CIP Project Inspires Legislation
A team of CHDS students see their course project reflected in federal legislation that was signed into law in January. The result could be a more scientific approach to determining how the nation protects its assets. Read more.
Mathematical Modeling Applied to Maritime Security
Coast Guard Lt. Taquechel takes concepts learned in CIP course and modifies the course model to examine how to better protect the nation's ports. Read more.
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Director, Strategic Communications
Center for Homeland Defense and Security
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