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CHDS Theses: Executive Summaries

CHDS Master's students summarize their research and the impacts of that work on agency practices and the nation's security.

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CHDS Theses: Executive Summaries

From Battle to Homeland: Does Battlefield Leadership Work in Homeland Security

By Geir Gabrielson – Executive Summary – Mission command is a military leadership approach to enable decisive action in battle or other crises. U.S. Army doctrine states that mission command, “empowers subordinate decision-making and decentralized execution appropriate to the situation.”[1] […]

From Battle to Homeland: Does Battlefield Leadership Work in Homeland Security

Working Against Corruption: How to Build a Sustainable Security Posture at Ports-of-Entry and Secure America’s Southern Border

By Travis Sluys – Executive Summary – The Final Report of the Commission on Combating Synthetic Opioid Trafficking, published in February 2022, notes an alarming death toll attributed to synthetic opioids.[1] According to the report, drug overdose deaths surpassed 100,000

Working Against Corruption: How to Build a Sustainable Security Posture at Ports-of-Entry and Secure America’s Southern Border

Vanguard of a White Empire: Rusich, the Russian Imperial Movement, and Russia’s War of Terror

By Daniel White – Executive Summary – Russian politics have steadily drifted toward the far-right since the fall of the Soviet Union and the subsequent rise of Vladimir Putin.[1] Under Putin, the Russian state has incorporated tenets of two traditionalist

Vanguard of a White Empire: Rusich, the Russian Imperial Movement, and Russia’s War of Terror

Yield To Pedestrians?: Examining Infrastructure and Defensive-Minded Methodologies in Securing Pedestrian-Rich Environments

By Liam Cawley – Executive Summary – Urban municipalities are full of pedestrian-rich environments with limited mitigation measures to prevent vehicle-caused pedestrian fatalities. Limited pedestrian protections both represent an attractive target for nefarious actors to commit vehicle ramming attacks and

Yield To Pedestrians?: Examining Infrastructure and Defensive-Minded Methodologies in Securing Pedestrian-Rich Environments

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