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Cases on Research and Knowledge Discovery

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To ensure its protection from enemies both foreign and domestic, a government must invest resources and personnel toward the goal of homeland security. It is through these endeavors that citizens are able to live out their lives in peace. Cases on Research and Knowledge Discovery: Homeland Security Centers of Excellence presents a series of studies and descriptive examples on the US Department of Homeland Security and related research. Through its investigation of interesting challenges and thought-provoking ideas, this volume offers professionals, researchers, and academics in the fields of security science, engineering, technology, and mathematics an in-depth discussion of some of the issues that directly affect the safety, security, and prosperity of the nation.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface
    1. ORGANIZATION OF THE BOOK
    2. SEQUENCE FOR EDUCATIONAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL COLLABORATIONS
    3. CONCLUDING REMARKS: LOOKING FORWARD
  8. Acknowledgment
  9. Section 1: Homeland Security Centers of Excellence
    1. Chapter 1: The Challenges of Obtaining Credible Data for Transportation Security Modeling
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CASE DESCRIPTION
      4. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. DISCLAIMER
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 2: The Center for Secure and Resilient Maritime Commerce
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. TOOLS AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR MDA AND RESILIENCY OF THE MTS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 3: Command, Control, and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND
      3. CASE DESCRIPTION
      4. CCICADA RESEARCH, STUDIES, AND EXPERIMENTS
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  10. Section 2: Research and Knowledge Discovery
    1. Chapter 4: Detecting Electronic Initiators Using Electromagnetic Emissions
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. CASE DESCRIPTION
      4. CURRENT CHALLENGES
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 5: Maritime Security Summer Research Institute
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. THE NEED: MARITIME/HOMELAND SECURITY WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT – EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
      4. SUMMER RESEARCH INSTITUTE
      5. PROGRAM LOCATION
      6. STUDENT RECRUITMENT / STUDENT PARTICIPANTS
      7. STUDENT HOUSING AND STIPENDS
      8. PROGRAM CURRICULUM AND FORMAT
      9. FIELD VISITS AND GUEST SPEAKERS
      10. SRI PROGRAM SCHEDULE
      11. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
      12. PROGRAM THEMES AND STUDENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
      13. PROGRAM IMPACTS AND OUTCOMES
      14. STUDENT BENEFITS
      15. PROGRAM ASSESSMENTS
      16. LESSONS LEARNED
      17. ALUMNI NETWORK AND STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS
      18. CURRENT CHALLENGES
      19. CONCLUSION
      20. DHS ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND DISCLAIMER
      21. REFERENCES
      22. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 6: Frienemies
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND: NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBES WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
      3. SETTING THE STAGE: NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBES AND U.S. HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT POLICY
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK
      6. METHODS
      7. RESULTS
      8. DISCUSSION
      9. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS: POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR INTERACTIONS BETWEEN NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBES AND THE U.S. GOVERNMENT WITHIN HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT POLICY
      10. CURRENT CHALLENGES: INVESTIGATING INTERACTIONS BETWEEN NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBES AND THE U.S. GOVERNMENT IN HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT POLICY
      11. CONCLUSION
      12. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      13. REFERENCES
      14. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 7: Visual Analytics for Students and Teachers (VAST) Model at a Minority Serving Institution
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 8: Critical Infrastructure Higher Education Initiative
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      6. SOLUTIONS AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ENDNOTES
    6. Chapter 9: An Examination of Challenges Faced by First Responders in the Midst of Disaster
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION 1
      5. CASE DESCRIPTION 2
      6. CASE DESCRIPTION 3
      7. CASE DESCRIPTION 4
      8. CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      9. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    7. Chapter 10: DHS Minority Serving Institution (MSI) Programs
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION 1: BUILDING A STEM INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH ENTERPRISE FOR STEM RESEARCH TRAINING AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER (MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY AND VACCINE)
      5. CASE DESCRIPTION 2: ASSISTING TARGETED POPULATIONS TO PREPARE FOR NATURAL DISASTERS AND TERRORISM (START / PACER CENTERS AND MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND POLICY)
      6. CASE DESCRIPTION 3: CUTTING THROUGH THE NOISE TO DETECT BIOTERROR EVENTS (IDS-UAC CENTER - MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY WITH HOWARD UNIVERSITY)
      7. CASE DESCRIPTION 4: ANSWERS TO U.S. HEALTH THREATS FOUND IN AFRICAN STUDENTS IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MINORITY-SERVING INSTITUTIONS
      8. CASE DESCRIPTION 5: DHS SUMMER FACULTY AND STUDENT RESEARCH
      9. CASE DESCRIPTION 6: VISUAL ANALYTICS FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AT A MINORITY SERVING INSTITUTION (VAST MSI) – INCREASING THE PIPELINE FOR STEM RESEARCH IN PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AND DHS WORKFORCE OPPORTUNITIES
      10. CASE DESCRIPTION 7: CAREER PATHWAYS CONFERENCE FOR FUTURE HOMELAND SECURITY SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PROFESSIONALS
      11. CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      12. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      13. REFERENCES
      14. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    8. Chapter 11: Homeland Security Information Technology and Engineering (ITE) Professional Development Training for Educators in Urban High Schools
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. SETTING THE STAGE
      3. CASE DESCRIPTION
      4. DHS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING PROGRAM: WEEK 1 EVALUATION RESULTS
      5. DHS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING PROGRAM: WEEK 2 EVALUATION RESULTS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    9. Chapter 12: Conclusion
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. SETTING THE STAGE
      3. CASE DESCRIPTION CONCLUSIONS
      4. FEDERALLY FUNDED STEM RESEARCH PROGRAMS
      5. QUALITATIVE ASSESSMENT OF FACULTY AND UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH EXPERIENCES
      6. CURRENT CHALLENGES
      7. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Glossary
  12. Compilation of References
  13. About the Contributors