to improve national security issues.
There are four key institutes at the
school: the Cebrowski Institute for
Innovation and Information Superiority; Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation Institute; National Security Institute;
and Wayne E. Meyer Institute of
Walsh said she would like to
increase the number of Coast Guard
personnel at the school, as currently
less than 1 percent of the total enrollment are from the service. The bulk
of students at the school are from the
Navy, followed by the Army.
“If we worked and educated
more together we would be able to
move in collaboration and innovation further and faster,” Walsh said.
The U.S. Naval Academy in
Annapolis, Md., has begun expanding and enhancing its curriculum
to address the changing national
security landscape, according to
academy officials. Over the last few
years, the academy has increased
the number of international programs and cultural immersion
classes, including adding the study
of critical languages, such as
Chinese and Arabic.
Last December, the academy created a new Center for Cyber Security Studies initiative.
Ethics and leadership courses also have adopted practical case scenarios and ethics discussions related to experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Marine Corps University, located at Quantico,
Va., also offers a selection of national security courses,
including some intended to foster an in-depth understanding of both the development of national security
strategies and the execution of joint warfare.
The DHS University Programs — Centers of
Excellence, Education Programs and Minority Serving
Institutions — also have been evolving, adding a few
new degree programs and about 20-30 new certificates
in homeland security issues over the past five years.
According to the DHS website, its “programs bring
together leading experts from intersecting fields of study
to develop essential research and technologies to deter
terrorism and reduce damage from natural hazards.”
DHS University Programs are geared to develop
cutting-edge research and technology. DHS is affiliated
with colleges and universities from around the country.
U.S. COAST GUARD
Coast Guard Academy 1st Class Cadet Rachel Douglas discusses ongoing
changes in the Arctic region and the Coast Guard’s role there with Richard
Camilleri, North Slope Borough law office manager, during a working lunch
meeting in Barrow, Alaska, March 17. Academy cadets accompanied a sched-
uled Arctic Domain Awareness flight to Barrow as part of a weeklong visit to
Alaska for an advanced research project.
Defense and Security coordinator, said during the
Innovation Expo panel discussion.
The Center for Homeland Defense and Security asks
for student feedback at the end of each course, she
said, on matters such as how the class was taught and
whether the information was relevant and informative.
“If either of those come up with failures, they are
addressed,” she said. “Faculty is not working there if they
are not able to reach the students. Curriculum is changed
if it’s no longer valuable, or out of date, or there are addi-
tional things that need to be considered.”
“It’s probably the most flexible and agile curriculum
that we have,” she said.
The school’s master’s program covers subjects such
as the psychology of fear management and terrorism,
the operational and organizational dynamics of terrorism, and a course that examines key questions and
issues facing the U.S. intelligence community and its
role in homeland security and homeland defense.
The Naval Postgraduate School is a research institution where students pursue innovation and technology