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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

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

Developing a New Context for Leadership Development in the Los Angeles Fire Department

By Trevor M. Richmond – Executive Summary – Leadership development in the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), the fire service, and the broader homeland security enterprise is in need of comprehensive analysis. Homeland security leaders, when discussing the usefulness of …

Developing a New Context for Leadership Development in the Los Angeles Fire Department

Meta-Leadership in Mega Disasters – A Case Study of Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour during Hurricane Katrina

By Lee Wallace Smithson – Executive Summary – In April 2005, I returned from a year in Baghdad and was appointed the Director of Military Support for the Mississippi National Guard. I was responsible for the planning, coordinating and deploying …

Meta-Leadership in Mega Disasters – A Case Study of Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour during Hurricane Katrina

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