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Mission

The Center for Defense and Homeland Security mission is to foster education, research and the commercialization of scientific technologies with National Laboratories, industry partners, institutions of higher education, the Department of Defense (DoD), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and other federal, state, and local entities, in support of the mitigation and recovery of natural and man-made catastrophic disasters, within the U.S.

Vision

The Fayetteville State University Center for Defense and Homeland Security will become a catalyst in developing the next generation of National Security Stem Professionals.

Goals

In order to keep pace with the workforce demands of emerging technologies to forecast and respond to the mitigation and recovery of natural and man-made catastrophic disasters, the CDHS scholars will join forces with academic and industry partners to enhance and develop programs and capabilities in scientific and engineering disciplines critical to the national security functions of the military; develop and enhance human behavior modeling capabilities dedicated to the understanding of critical languages and cultures of local communities, as well as, foreign societies vital to the national security of the US; develop robust mentoring research opportunities for students, including female and underrepresented minorities, in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Mathematics (STEM), in preparation for jobs in the DoD, Homeland Security, Emergency Management, Intelligence, and advanced studies. >> Read More

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