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1 Emergency Management & Homeland Security Interface Samuel Musa National Defense University

2 Innovation Opportunities Many innovations have been produced as a result of the intersection/boundaries of multi- disciplines Interdisciplinary fields of study and Centers of Excellence have grown in academia to take advantage of these opportunities Emergency Management and Homeland Security are two distinct fields that could benefit from an in depth study of their intersection

3 Emergency Management Homeland Security Risk Assessment Methodology Hazards Innovation is at the Boundaries Command, Control Communications

4 Threat Indicators FBI Intelligence Community Risk Assessment Vulnerabilities Innovation Process

5 Higher Education Strategic Thinking Policy Implications Science and Technology Leadership Skills

6 New NDU Program Masters Degree in Strategic Security Studies with a concentration in S&T Policy and Leadership Pilot program starting in September 2009 Students from DHS S&T, OIP, TSA, FEMA,USCG, and Secret Service

7 Potential CISA Master’s Curriculum with Homeland Security S&T Policy and Leadership Concentration Core Strategy S&T Policy S&T Research (Target Capabilities List) SpringFall Thesis Research Thesis Writing Methods of Argumentation and Analysis Thesis Research Science and Technology Strategy S&T Policy, Organizations and Operations S&T for Homeland Security Elective Critical Infrastructure Protection Strategic Leadership for Homeland Security Foundations of Homeland Security Power, Ideology and Legitimacy Geostrategy Strategic thought Homeland Security Policy and Leadership

8 Benefits of Program Potential career development path for senior S&T policy and leadership positions Assess long term DHS research requirements and measure costs and risks associated with given areas of technology Enlighten prudent assessments of technology-dependant proposals Facilitate discourse among S&T staff throughout DHS Prepare leaders to orient themselves strategically and apply critical thinking to homeland security challenges of the future

9 Backup Charts

10 Core Strategy Curriculum Analyze 21 st century geopolitical environment characterized by rise of non-state armed groups and uneven erosion of state sovereignty. Evaluate roles of power and ideology, rise of newly empowered and politicized ideological movements, and bases for authority and legitimacy. Understand relationship between political objectives, strategy, and all instruments of national power. Develop skills to think critically and strategically, to differentiate between policy and analysis, and to apply knowledge to practice in collaborative and complex circumstances with diverse partners.

11 Homeland Security Policy & Leadership Curriculum Understand the foundations and doctrine of Homeland Security including threat definition and assessment, means for securing the Homeland, organization and coordination issues, and constraints on roles and missions. Areas covered include Homeland security strategies, plan development, working vocabulary, and methodology for project assessment Think critically about strategic challenges in homeland security, identify solutions, and develop strategies for effective utilization of national resources and capabilities Analyze critical infrastructure protection from historical perspectives; processes, players and resources; threat, gaps and opportunities; overview the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP), including specific sector plans Build organizational responses to vulnerability and hazards and towards resilience in the Target Capabilities List (TCL) Apply principles and practices of Project Management to Homeland Security

12 S&T Curriculum Analyze key technologies and scientific research that will shape homeland security in the coming decades Understand key parameters of a science and technology strategy including environment and operational requirements, infrastructure, critical skills resource strategy and implementation Understand the role of S&T in the development of homeland security policy. Relevant issues include technology adaptation in complex organizations, gaps between operations and technology development, relations between technologists and policymakers, trade-offs in senior level decision making, and the limited role of technology in the need to bring to bear capabilities other than technology in order to win homeland security conflicts Understand how we evaluate technology: research, test & evaluation, peer reviews, research and technical selection methodology, metrics, and implementation plans Understand methods of analysis and argumentation for decision-makers focusing on modern complex security challenges such as terrorism. Analyze logic of arguments, approach of different natural sciences, social sciences, mathematics, law, and politics

13 Potential Electives CISA 6934:Science, Technology and National Security CISA6932: Science and Policy of Biowarfare & Bioterrorism IRMC 6201(3 credit day):Cyber Security for Information Leaders IRMC 6507(3 cr day): Homeland Security Information Management IRMC 6503(3 cr day): Homeland Security Tools and Techniques NDU 6001 (day): Science and Technology for National and Homeland Security (To be modified) Science and Technology Policy, Organization & Operations(To be developed) Science and Technology Strategy (To be developed)

14 Potential S&T Course I Science and Technology Strategy –Environment and Operational Requirements –Technologies that would meet requirements in 5, 10, 20 years –S&T Infrastructure –Critical S&T skills and path to achieve needed workforce –Resourcing Strategy –Implementation Plans

15 Potential S&T Course II Technology Adaptation in Complex Organizations Gaps between Operations and Technology Relationships between Technology Leaders and Policy Makers

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