Critical Infrastructure Higher Education Initiative

Critical Infrastructure Higher Education Initiative

Kendal Smith (George Mason University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-5946-9.ch008
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Abstract

As an essential element of homeland security, critical infrastructure protection requires a professional, highly educated workforce and community of leaders at all levels of government and in the private sector. Yet there are few structured and comprehensive higher education programs in critical infrastructure protection. This case study reviews an education initiative that partners the U.S. Department of Homeland Security with the Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security at the George Mason University School of Law in an effort to develop and distribute critical infrastructure protection courses and materials that will become part of a comprehensive, unified approach to homeland security education.

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