Tagged: CHDS

HSDL: Focusing on Pressing Issues and Beyond

The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) hosted the 12th Annual Homeland Defense & Security Education Summit in Monterey, California on October 30th to November 1st. The theme for this year’s event was “Public Interest Security: Leveraging Education to Connect Policy and Operations with American...

2016 Annotated Worldwide Threat Assessment – Interactive Website

On February 9, 2016, National Intelligence Director James R. Clapper presented the Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community to the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee. This Threat Assessment is noted to be, “the most informative top-level products of the U.S. Intelligence Community that is publicly available[.]” Recently, the Center for Homeland Defense...

NASEMSO Releases Strategy Document for Improving EMS Preparedness

The National Association of State Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Officials (NASEMSO) released on January 29, 2015, its soon-to-be sentinel work, the Emergency Medical Services Domestic Preparedness Improvement Strategy. This strategy document was created through the hard work of a strategy group consisting of representatives of 13 stakeholder organizations representing EMS at the...

CHDS Announces Richard Taylor as 2014 Essay Contest Winner

For the past seven years, the Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) has hosted an annual essay competition aimed at stimulating “original thought” on issues in Homeland Security and Homeland Defense. Each year the contest receives close to a hundred submissions from across...

CHDS Releases “Best Papers” from 2013 Homeland Security Conference

The Center for Homeland Defense and Security’s (CHDS) Homeland Security Affairs Journal published this week the best papers from the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) 2013 Conference on Technology for Homeland Security, held November 12-14, 2013. The conference “[brought] together innovators from leading academic, industry, business, Homeland Security...

CHDS Releases Two New “Viewpoints” Editions

On December 20, 2013, the Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) welcomed Keith Holtermann and Peter Simpson, two prominent leaders in the field of homeland security, as guests on two new editions of “Viewpoints”. These interviews are now available to view as part of the HSDL collection. CHDS first...

NPS Professor Challenges Conventional Wisdom About Successful Terror Attacks

  A professor of the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) has published a new book, titled “Intelligence and Surprise Attack: Failure and Success from Pearl Harbor to 9/11 and Beyond”. Dr. Erik Dahl’s book discusses the idea that the lack of receptive decision making, and not missed warning signs, can leave...

CHDS Director Ted Lewis’ Remarks on Cyber Insecurity

Last week, NPS Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) director Dr. Ted Lewis posted a blog entry, “Cyber Insecurity: Black Swan or Headline?”, onto the Homeland Security Watch blog site. The post addresses the new concept of “cyber insecurity” and its relationship to the United States’ deep-rooted “military industrial...

Finalist Essays from the Center for Homeland Defense and Security’s Fifth Annual Essay Competition, 2012

The Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) essay contest, now in its fifth year, is aimed at stimulating original thought on issues in Homeland Security and Homeland Defense. CHDS launched the contest in 2008 to provide people from around the country the opportunity to express their opinions on homeland...