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About CHDS

The Center for Homeland Defense and Security is the nation’s homeland security educator. In the months following the 9-11 terrorist attacks, the U.S. Congress and Department of Justice partnered with the Naval Postgraduate School to establish a national institution to:

1.  Lead the development of the emerging field of homeland security education.​


2.  Educate government and business officials and build a national cadre of homeland security leaders with advanced skills in organizational collaboration and innovative policy and strategy development.

3. ​ Serve as a national resource to grow the country’s homeland security knowledge base and disseminate valuable research and educational materials.

4.​​​  Bring together in a neutral educational forum diverse professionals and organizations to discuss, debate and solve homeland security challenges.

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Since 2002, the Center has been the premier provider of homeland security graduate and executive level education. CHDS conducts educational programs to develop officials’ critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills so they are prepared to overcome obstacles and create new policies, strategies, programs and organizations to protect our nation.

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