"The overarching objective of the California Homeland Security Consortium (CHSC) is to develop a model national resource hub in the Monterey Bay area to: 1) promote undergraduate and graduate programs focused on national security. 2) conduct research on critical issues in homeland security. 3) conduct field trials of technology and operational processes, policies and doctrines among participating agencies at all levels of government and industry. 4) facilitate planning among communities and organizations to prevent or mitigate the effects of HLS incidents. 5) create a 'hot' backup capability to remediate the effects of major incidents, such as natural disasters, that result in loss of normal services for the community. 6) work with local community colleges to develop a robust Transportation Security Administration (TSA) training program leading to an Associate of Arts (AA) degree."
Naval Postgraduate School, California Homeland Security Consortium: http://www.nps.edu/chsc/