About the Journal

Homeland Security Affairs is the peer-reviewed online journal of the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS), providing a forum to propose and debate strategies, policies, and organizational arrangements to strengthen U.S. homeland security. The instructors, participants, alumni, and partners of CHDS represent the leading subject matter experts and practitioners in the field of homeland security.

Homeland Security Affairs captures the best of their collective work, as well as that of scholars and practitioners throughout the nation, through peer-reviewed articles on new strategies, policies, concepts and data relating to every aspect of Homeland Security. These articles constitute not only the “smart practices” but also the evolution of Homeland Security as an emerging academic and professional discipline.

Sponsored by the U. S. Department of Homeland Security’s National Preparedness Directorate, FEMACHDS is part of the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). CHDS provides graduate and executive education programs to the nation’s homeland security leaders, including governors, mayors, senior local, state, federal and private sector officials and select military officers. CHDS also operates the Homeland Security Digital Library, which is the authoritative tool for research in the field of homeland security policy and strategy.

The views expressed in Homeland Security Affairs represent the personal views of the authors published by the journal, and do not necessarily represent the official policy or position of the Naval Postgraduate School, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government. For more information on article policies and submission, please visit the appropriate sections of this website.

Homeland Security Affairs is an open access journal. This means that users may, free of charge, read, download, copy, distribute, print. search, link to the full texts of these articles or use them for any other lawful purpose.

The copyright of all articles published in Homeland Security Affairs rests with the author[s] of the articles. Any commercial use of Homeland Security Affairs or the articles published herein is expressly prohibited without the written consent of the copyright holder. Anyone can copy, distribute, or reuse these articles as long as the author and original source are properly cited.

Executive Editor: Dr. Christopher Bellavita   cbellavita@nps.edu

Managing Editor: Dr. Stephen Twing    swtwing@nps.edu or   hsaj@nps.edu

Senior Editor: David O’Keeffe   dokeeffe@nps.edu

Senior Editor: Dr. Lauren F. Wollman   lwollman@nps.edu


» Contact the journal at info@hsaj.org

Journal ISSN: 1558-643X