Outstanding Thesis Award Winners

Outstanding Thesis Award Winners

Lawful Hacking: Toward a Middle Ground Solution to the Going Dark Problem

By Hoaithi Nguyen – Executive Summary – Since the spring of 2013, when Edward Snowden leaked classified information regarding the National Security Agency’s (NSA) covert collection of telephony metadata from major communications providers, such Internet giants as Apple and Google

Lawful Hacking: Toward a Middle Ground Solution to the Going Dark Problem

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The Ultra-Marathoners of Human Smuggling: How to Combat the Dark Networks that Can Move Terrorists over American Land Borders

This essay presents the key findings of a systematic analysis of U.S. court records about SIA smuggling, as derived from 19 known prosecutions and a variety of other data between 2001 and 2015.

By Todd Bensman

The Ultra-Marathoners of Human Smuggling: How to Combat the Dark Networks that Can Move Terrorists over American Land Borders

Flight Plight: An Examination of Contemporary Humanitarian Immigration from Honduras, Cuba and Syria to the United States with Considerations for National Security

By Catherine Ventura – Executive Summary – Immigration has always been a major component of the United States’ national strategy. Humanitarian immigration refers to programs specifically designed to assist refugees, asylum-seekers and other populations of forced migrants. The United States

Flight Plight: An Examination of Contemporary Humanitarian Immigration from Honduras, Cuba and Syria to the United States with Considerations for National Security

Preempting Mass Murder: Improving Law Enforcement Risk Assessments of Persons with Mental Illness

By John D. Milby – Executive Summary – Law enforcement officers are regularly called upon to respond to assist mentally ill persons in crisis; some experts estimate that as many as 20 percent of all law enforcement calls for service

Preempting Mass Murder: Improving Law Enforcement Risk Assessments of Persons with Mental Illness

Groupthink: A Significant Threat to the Homeland Security of the United States

By James Ricciuti – Executive Summary – The groupthink psychological phenomenon widespread throughout the homeland security enterprise is a significant threat to the national security of the United States (U.S.). Nevertheless, the existence of groupthink and its influence on homeland

Groupthink: A Significant Threat to the Homeland Security of the United States

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