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CHDS Uses Alumni Network to Fight Coronavirus

The Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) has alumni across law enforcement, first responders, and corporate security nationwide. In response to COVID-19, CHDS is leveraging the experience of its alumni to address the challenges for combatting the disease and developing a plan to create a new normal for daily operations. Along with the collection of COVID-19 resources the Center has collected, which can be viewed here, CHDS alumni are collaborating in a webinar series to share information on responding to the pandemic. Read more.

CHDS hosted the Alumni Professional Exchange (APEX) Conference at the Naval Postgraduate School in February. A record number of attendees shared information on critical issues of homeland security and reconnected with the Center's alumni. Read more. One timely "Short Talk" discusses the spread of misinformation, also known as Fake News, throughout media and highlights the importance of addressing this phenomenon. View the talk here.

NPS Continues to Respond to the COVID-19 Outbreak
Read how the NPS community has adapted to the new normal created by this pandemic


NPS President Ann Rondeau (VADM, Ret.) briefed the community on the school's progress with distance learning and efforts to maintain mission in a You Tube video. Find the latest NPS updates regarding COVID-19 here.

NPS Center for Additive Manufacturing and RoboDojo MakerLab are part of the Department of Navy's effort to fulfill the need for personal protective gear. Nine DON commands have been involved in producing items like brackets for face masks. Read more.

Amber Gallagher, spouse of a Marine student, has sewn and distributed nearly 1,000 cloth masks to help protect service members and their communities. Read more.

The NPS Center for Homeland Defense and Security's has compiled over 2,800 resources in the Homeland Security Digital Library in a special collection that is available to the public. Explore the articles here.



A New Climate Model


The Climate Modeling Alliance (CliMA) at Caltech is consortium of scientists from Caltech, JPL, MIT, and the Naval Postgraduate School who are building a new climate model. The model with encompass more factors of climate and create stronger models. Read more.


Meet the NPSAAF Advisory Council

Over the next few months, we will share profiles of our Advisory Council members.


Admiral Mike Mullen, USN (Retired), serves as the Chair of the NPSAAF Board of Advisors. Admiral Mullen was Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from October 2007 through September 2011. After 42 years of Naval service, he has been a visiting professor at Princeton and served on several boards. Read more.


General Keith Alexander, USA (Retired), served as the first Commander of United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) from 2010 to 2014. He is the founder and CEO of IronNet Cybersecurity. Read more.


Vice Admiral Patricia Tracey, USN (Retired), commanded the Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, and served as director, Navy Staff, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. Since retiring in 2004, she has held positions at Hewlett Packard and served on several boards. Read more.


Mr. Donald Beall led Rockwell to become became a global leader in aerospace, electronics and automotive markets. Mr. Beall has served on the NPSAAF Board of Trustees since 2008. Read more.

NPS Acting Provost Robert Dell Appointed, Search for New Provost Continues

Dr. Steven R. Lerman served as NPS Provost and Academic Dean from August 2016-March 2020.

With the retirement of Former Provost and Academic Dean of NPS Dr. Steven R. Lerman, NPS has appointed Professor of Operations Research (OR) Dr. Robert F. Dell as Acting Provost and Academic Dean. Dr. Dell is the Executive Director of the NPS Data Science and Analytics Group and has been at NPS since 1990. He served as Chairman of the OR Department from 2009 to 2015. During his tenure as Chairman the department received the 2013 INFORMS Smith Prize. He served as editor-in-chief of the Military Operations Research Journal from 2015 to 2018. Professor Dell has received research support from every uniformed service for topics ranging from US Naval capital planning to US Army base realignment and closure.

The Provost Search Committee is actively seeking candidates for the next provost of NPS. The deadline to receive complete application materials is May 10, 2020. If you can recommend a qualified candidate, please direct them to the job listing at All applications should be emailed to

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