HMLS 460 Homeland Security & Approaches to Counter-Terrorism

This course will examine key policy issues and balances that must be addressed in strategic planning for homeland security and counterterrorism, particularly in science and technology planning. The course will examine terrorist threats to the homeland, how these threats can leverage science and technology, and policy issues and balances that must be resolved to deny or diminish terrorists capabilities to attack the US homeland. The course will also examine key missions, elements, and planning principles of homeland security, the role of science and technology in protecting the US homeland, and the key bureaucratic and policy issues that must be resolved to use information and capabilities effectively in protecting the US homeland as balanced against civil liberties.

pre-rec: HMLS 320.