About the Center

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Welcome to the Center for Homeland Security (CHS) at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs! The Center has a rich history of collaboration with public and private sector partners to address issues in homeland defense and homeland security. In particular, our extensive association with United States Northern Command has built a strong foundation of applied research and graduate education programs specific to current and future needs in the emerging defense support to civil authorities (DSCA) field. UCCS and CHS worked closely with Northern Command to help develop the Homeland Security/Defense Education Consortium. Through the HSDEC, the Center has woven an impressive web of interconnected capability with an international group of academic institutions, all with the objective to rapidly expand global capacity in the most critical areas of security and defense.

The mission of the Center for Homeland Security is to provide advanced education, conduct leading-edge basic and applied research, and develop process innovation environments that nourish homeland security and defense discoveries. In support of the mission, the Center aligns its activities into three principal, interdependent pillars: Education, Research, and Innovation. As public and private sector requirements at the local, state, national and international levels evolve, Center operations in each of these three broad areas of activity will adjust and transform to meet the challenge. These three elements "Education, Research and Innovation" represent the essential ingredients of successful and sustainable homeland security and defense solutions. CHS’ national reputation as a service provider in these areas accurately reflects the unique nature of UCCS and the transforming role of Colorado Springs as the nation’s Homeland Security and Defense Center of Excellence.