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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

“Sensing Disaster”: The Use of Wearable Sensor Technology to Decrease Firefighter Line-of-Duty-Deaths

By John Payne – Executive Summary – The purpose of this research was to determine how the fire service could create and implement a policy that leverages the capabilities of wearable sensor technology (WST) to reduce cardiac related firefighter line-of-duty

“Sensing Disaster”: The Use of Wearable Sensor Technology to Decrease Firefighter Line-of-Duty-Deaths

Assessing Grant Allocation Methods For Federal Homeland Security Urban Area Assistance Funding

By Craig Mohar – Executive Summary – Federal grant assistance from the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is critical for building and sustaining preparedness in urban areas.[1] The top funded homeland security grant program for state and local

Assessing Grant Allocation Methods For Federal Homeland Security Urban Area Assistance Funding

Intelligence-Driven Border Security: A Promethean View of U.S. Border Patrol Intelligence Operations

By Gloria Chavez – Executive Summary – United States Border Patrol (USBP) operations are dynamic. They encompass everything from static line-watch operations and narcotics seizures to serving high-risk warrants; yet, the most important mission of the USBP is preventing the

Intelligence-Driven Border Security: A Promethean View of U.S. Border Patrol Intelligence Operations

Advance of the Black Flags: Symbolism, Social Identity, and Psychological Operations in Violent Conflict

By Christopher Milburn – Executive Summary – The United States is involved in an ambiguous and amorphous conflict. Violent extremist groups direct honor challenges at the United States, exhibiting a particularly sophisticated command of psychological warfare tools. These extremists utilize

Advance of the Black Flags: Symbolism, Social Identity, and Psychological Operations in Violent Conflict

What’s In A Name: A Comparative Analysis of the United States REAL ID Act and The United Kingdom National Identity Scheme

By Karrie Anne Jefferson – Executive Summary – Since September 11, 2001, many governments have considered developing national identity management systems. Beyond identification, politicians and proponents of these systems have touted such benefits as combating terrorism, preventing identity theft, facilitating

What’s In A Name: A Comparative Analysis of the United States REAL ID Act and The United Kingdom National Identity Scheme

Implementation of Policies to Bridge the Gap Between Police Officer Line of Duty Deaths and Agency Resiliency

By Patrice Hubbard – Executive Summary – Law enforcement officer line of duty deaths are an unfortunate part of contemporary society. The untimely death of an officer killed in the line of duty affects family, coworkers, friends, and even extends

Implementation of Policies to Bridge the Gap Between Police Officer Line of Duty Deaths and Agency Resiliency

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