The Center for Homeland Defense and Security's University and Agency Partnership Program

About UAPP

The University and Agency Partnership Program, or UAPP, brings together institutions nationwide dedicated to advancing homeland security education. This effort seeks to increase the number and diversity of students receiving homeland security education, accelerate the establishment of high-quality academic programs, and provide opportunities for collaboration that create an intellectual multiplier effect that furthers the study of homeland security.

The Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) makes available through the partnership its curriculum, distance learning technology, Homeland Security Digital Library, and all other resources. In return, partners share their curriculum and specialized expertise with the UAPP partners. This provides a cost-effective way to educate thousands of students beyond the NPS campus by reducing the time and resources required of universities and agencies having to build their own curricula and programs from scratch. It also brings synergy to addressing critical research issues, accelerates the development of the homeland security academic discipline, and more rapidly serves knowledge to support the nation’s security efforts.

Become a Partner

If you are a Homeland Security educator or educational program administrator, you may request access to the UAPP website. Please register via the registration form on the Center for Homeland Defense and Security website. You may also contact the UAPP Co-Directors, Steve Recca and Rich Suttie, at with questions.

Once you have registered and requested access, please use the UAPP search box to review how the site posts information about your program and/or people. If you would like to make changes, please work with us ( to make sure the UAPP website displays your program information properly. The site can post searchable information about your departments, programs and degrees.

Contribute Resources

CHDS shares homeland security learning materials at its website CHDS/Ed.  If you would like to contribute your materials, Simply email your request to Jodi Stiles, CHDS Educational Technologies.  We will give you full credit and will display the material as you recommend.  Steve Recca can also provide guidance about using the forums, and/or recommendations on the use of particular materials in your own curriculum.