Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS)
MISSION: To strengthen the national security of the United States by providing graduate level educational programs and services that meet the immediate and long-term leadership needs of organizations responsible for homeland defense and security. Since 2003, CHDS has conducted a wide range of programs focused on assisting current and emerging leaders in Homeland Defense and Security to develop the policies, strategies, programs and organizational elements needed to defeat terrorism and prepare for and respond to natural disasters and public safety threats across the United States. The programs are developed in partnership with and are sponsored by the National Preparedness Directorate, FEMA.
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    Wearables: Useful Sentinels of Our Health?
    (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2020-12) Austin, Matthew S.; Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS)
    As U.S. Coast Guard units develop strategies and policies aimed at safely reconstituting forces in the next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ability to identify and isolate personnel who may be infected as early as possible is critical to protecting the organization’s most critical resource. Existing wearable technologies provide…CONTINUE READING
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    DeMar brings 911 Saves Act to D.C.
    (Monterey, California : Naval Postgraduate School, 2019-05-15) Kuhl, Patrick; Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS)
    D. Jeremy DeMar is an excellent speaker. Not just because he speaks loudly and projects his voice clearly, but because he has extensive experience speaking with the public during times...
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    Preventing the Next 9/10: The Homeland Security Challenges of Technological Evolution and Convergence in the Next Ten Years
    (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2011-09) Nieto-Gomez, Rodrigo; Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS)
    From the journal's abstract for this article: "Rodrigo Nieto-G'_mez looks at the innovation process that drives the technology sector and how the convergence of technology made 9/11 possible. He also explores the difficulties that technology convergence poses for homeland security professionals. 'This retrospective distortion creates a security ecosystem where homeland security practitioners feel pressured to try to "connect the dots" every time, instead of adapting to an environment of emerging patterns and mutating dots that cannot be connected.'"
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    Viewpoints University Virtual Operations Support Team: engaging student volunteers in social media response [video]
    (Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, 2019-01-11) Center for Homeland Defense and Security Naval Postgraduate School; Falkner, Kyle; Menefee, Charity; Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS)
    In this Viewpoints, Kyle Falkner, City of Fort Worth Fire Department, and Charity Menefee , Knox County TN Health Department, talk about the potential of their UVOST program (University Virtual Operations Support Team). As part of their Master's work, Kyle and Charity are examining the virtual operation support team concept, where remote volunteers can assist an agency with its social media emergency response. The program looks to local universities as partners in building student volunteer support units. These units can be trained to assist local agencies with some of their social media responsibilities, without significant increases in agency resources.
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    Pandemic Vaccine Distribution Policy for the Twenty-First Century
    (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2012-02-01) Russo, Tom; Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS)
    "Over this past decade, Congress has responded to the growing threat of bioterrorism and risks to US national security with increased funding for biosecurity and public health preparedness. This has included investment in domestic vaccine manufacturing capacity by the United States government. As a result, a policy of vaccine production self-sufficiency has emerged that should cause policy makers to pause and ask: '''what is the next step?'۪ In the near future, this policy may create a surge of efficient vaccine production that current emergency distribution models are ill equipped to manage. This article presents the results of a research project aimed at developing a model that could serve as a strategy for pandemic vaccine distribution. It argues that as the nation readied for its first pandemic in forty years, it benefited from investments in preparedness but still found itself unprepared for the 2009 H1N1 Pandemic vaccination campaign."
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    CORE social analytics a vital tool for homeland security
    (Monterey, California : Naval Postgraduate School, 2017-02-15) Seals, Brian; Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS)
    A network analysis approach developed at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Common Operation Research Environment (CORE) lab is helping law enforcement and other members of the homeland security enterprise make the...
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    FCLP reflects increasing sophistication and impact of Fusion Centers
    (Monterey, California : Naval Postgraduate School, 2017-03-27) Seals, Brian; Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS)
    The 16th iteration of the Center for Homeland Defense and Security’s Fusion Center Leaders Program highlighted the increasing roles of sophistication and understanding in employing domestic intelligence collection, analysis and...
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    Center for Homeland Defense and Security (archived)
    (Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2014-05-29) Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS)
    Web page capture of the homepage of The Naval Postgraduate School & The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Center for Homeland Defense and Security.
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    Practice makes perfect for master’s alumna Phillips
    (Monterey, California : Naval Postgraduate School, 2017-01) Seals, Brian; Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS)
    The ever vibrant city of Philadelphia can pose daily challenges for an emergency manager, but for 2012 Center for Homeland Defense and Security master’s degree alumna, Sam Phillips, practice makes...
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    Proceedings and Presentations from the 2015 Homeland Security Education Summit
    (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2015-12) Office of University Communications; Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS)
    Proceedings: 9th Annual Homeland Defense and Security Education Summit The 9th Annual Homeland Defense and Security Education Summit was held on September 25-26, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Orlando Florida. The theme of the event was Evolving Homeland Security…