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The Tenth Annual Homeland Defense & Security Education Summit was held March 23-24, 2017.  CHDS partnered with the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA’s National Preparedness Directorate. George Mason University’s Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security hosted the event at their Arlington, Virginia campus.

Read more about the Summit.


Theme: Overcoming Barriers: Looking at the Next 10 Years of Homeland Security Strategies, Plans, Policies and Education

2017 marked the 10th Anniversary of the Summit, and CHDS looks forward to addressing essential questions regarding the future security challenges we will face together with thought leaders in government, academia and industry. The 10th Anniversary event was the largest yet.

2017 Agenda [updated March 9]

Best Papers from the Tenth Annual Summit (2017)


Proceedings and presentations from the 9th Annual Summit (2015)