NISSSC News and Press Releases
TERROR ACROSS THE POND: CHS HOSTS FORMER HEAD OF COUNTER-TERRORISM FOR THE CITY OF LONDON (11/19/11)
Mr. Brett Lovegrove, London's former top counter-terrorism official, was a CHS guest the first week of November 2011. He shared his views at a CHS brown-bag lunch lecture and in the Freshman Seminar '25'.
STUDENT GLOBAL PREPARATION IS SUBJECT OF PANEL DISCUSSION (11/3/11)
The Colorado Springs World Affairs Council will convene a panel of local experts to discuss how U.S. education can compete globally beginning at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at Gaylord Hall on the Colorado College campus.
CHS CONTINUES LONG-STANDING RELATIONSHIP WITH NORAD & USNORTHCOM THROUGH TRAINING & EDUCATION OF OUR MILITARY LEADERS (7/19/11)
The Center for Homeland Security, along with Staff, Adjunct Instructors, and its partner, CAS Group of Wyle Incorporated, recently concluded a series of training workshops for NORAD and U.S. Northern Command Headquarters personnel. The series of six workshops was designed to provide academic support to Homeland Defense (HD) and Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) operations.
VIDEO - THE 9/11 ANNIVERSARY: LOOKING BACK AND LOOKING AHEAD (9/11/11)
Three UCCS staff members who played important roles in the days following the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks as members of the armed forces recently shared their impressions of the events of 9/11 and also their views of the future.
CHS AND CSTEME SPONSOR 'NEVER FORGET' ESSAY CONTEST (9/11/11)
As part of the City of Colorado Springs September 11 10th Anniversary Commemoration, the Center for Homeland Security (CHS) and the Center for Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Education (CSTEME) at UCCS sponsored a “Never Forget” Essay Contest for area Middle School students (“What 9/11 Means to Me” and High School students (“How 9/11 Changed My Life”).
THHC SENIOR RESEARCH SCIENTIST PARTICIPATES IN SOCIAL MEDIA PANEL FOR SAN FRANCISCO FLEET WEEK 2011. (10/5/11)
Dr. Jeannette Sutton travels to San Francisco to participate as a panelist in the Social Media Panel for senior military leaders during Fleet Week2011.
CSTEME HOST CSI-CHOCOLATE SCIENCE INVESTIGATION CAMP FOR M.S. & H.S. STUDENTS (7/19/11)
The Gazette features middle and high school students, grades 8 through 12, attending the Center for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education (CSTEME) camp: Jumpstart STEM Camp: CSI — Chocolate Science Investigation at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS).
NISSSC AND CHS WELCOME NEW NORAD & USNORTHCOM J7 DIRECTOR TO UCCS (7/11/11)
NISSSC and CHS were pleased to welcome the new NORAD & USNORTHCOM Director of Joint Training and Exercises (J7), Mr. Joseph C. Bonnet, III, SES, DAFC, to UCCS on June 30, 2011.
PH.D. CANDIDATE HEATHER KNUFFKE JOINS THE CHS! (6/24/11)
CHS is seeking to expand both its research capabilities and its community outreach by establishing a National Preparedness Laboratory for Resilience.
UCCS CONFERENCE BRINGS DISASTER EXPERTS TOGETHER. (5/23/11)
The Trauma Health and Hazards Center (THHC) at UCCS host Information and Communicatoin Technology for Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief Workshop.
CHS LECTURE SERIES. (5/23/11)
Center for Homeland Security (CHS) hosts a brown-bag lunch lecture on the Mexico, Border Security & Drug Cartels.
CHS FEATURED ON GSN 2011. (5/18/11)
Center for Homeland Security (CHS) graduate education and training programs featured in May 2011 article of Government Security News, a guide to Homeland Security Education.
INTERNATIONAL DEFENSE ATTACHES VISIT NISSSC! (4/25/2011)
NISSSC hosted a group of 35 senior international Defense Attaches at UCCS.
VIRTUALIZED UCCS DATACENTER ADVANCES RESEARCH, TEACHING, OPERATIONS! (1/20/2011)
UCCS research and teaching activities are supported by a powerful new virtualized datacenter at the College of Engineering and Applied Science (EAS).
CHS EMPLOYEE NAMED THE UCCS EMPLOYEE OF THE QUARTER! (5/7/2010)
Elyse Dunckley, financial manager, National Institute of Science, Space and Security Centers earned the Employee of the Quarter award.
CHS INTERIM DIRECTOR PRESENTING CHAPTER TO NATIONAL PRESS CLUB. (4/6/2010)
Kurt Johnson, Interim Director of the Center for Homeland Security to present his chapter in a new book about the legal issues of homeland secruity and dealing with terrorism.
CSS RESEARCHER WINS CONTRACT TO DEVELOP AN EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ONTOLOGY. (3/24/2010)
Dr. Roger Sambrook, researcher for the Center for Space Studies has won a contract with the U.S. Air Force Academy to develope the first emergency management ontology.
THE 1ST ANNUAL "TECHNOLOGY FOR HOPE AND HELP CONFERENCE" TO BE HELD AT UCCS. (3/9/2010)
The Association for Enterprise Information (AFEI) and the National Institute for Science, Space and Security Centers (NISSSC) at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs are presenting the first annual conference on Technology for Hope and Help.
FORMER CHS DIRECTOR PRESENTS PEER-REVIEWED CAPABILITIES-BASED PLANNING ARTICLE AT EDUCATION SUMMIT. (3/8/2010)
Andy Cain, former Director of the Center for Homeland Security, presented the findings of his research at the 4th Annual Homeland Defense and Security Summit at Georgetown University.
NISSSC TO HOST NATIONAL CONVERSATION SERIES. (3/1/2010)
The National Institute of Science, Space & Security Centers is proud to announce its quarterly National Conversation Series. Each quarter we will invite a speaker to educate, inform and discuss science, space and security issues of national importance.
THHC RESEARCHER TO COLLABORATE WITH FRENCH ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTISTS. (3/1/2010)
Dr. Eve Gruntfest, professor emerita, Geography and Environmental Studies and researcher at the UCCS Trama, Health and Hazards Center is working for 5 months as an invited visiting scientist at the Laboratoire d'etude des Transferts en Hydrologie and Environment (LTHE) at Joseph Fourier University in Grenoble, France.
CHS TO HOST ACADEMIC COLLOQUIUM MARCH 23-25, 2010. (2/22/2010)
The Center for Homeland Security will be hosting a Public Health Colloquium titled "Understanding and Utilizing Information in a Public Health Emergency."
CHS DIRECTOR TO FACILITATE THE 3RD ITERATION OF STACS. (1/25/2010)
Kurt Johnson, Associate Director of the Center for Homeland Security will be facilitating the Seminar on Transatlantic Civil Security at the George C. Marshall Center in Munich, Germany.
CENTER FOR HOMELAND SECURITY UPCOMING PUBLICATIONS! (1/14/2010)
Researchers at the Center for Homeland Security have three new upcoming publications.
CENTER FOR HOMELAND SECURITY OFFERING TWO NEW CERTIFICATES! (1/8/2010)
The Center for Homeland Security is offering new graduate certificates in National Security Intelligence and Disaster Public Health, and an undergraduate certificate in Disaster Public Health.
NISSSC CENTER SHARES IN $1,000,000 MATH IMPROVEMENT GRANT FROM THE COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION! (11/09/09)
The Center for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education based at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs will share in a $1 million grant to provide professional development for secondary school math teachers in the Eagle County Schools.
NISSSC RESEARCHER AWARDED $400,000 GRANT FROM THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION! (9/30/09)
Xiaobo (Joe) Zhou, associate professor, Department of Computer Science, College of Engineering and Applied Science, was recently awarded a five-year, $400,000 grant from The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Early CAREER Development Program.
TRAUMA, HEALTH & HAZARDS CENTER RESEARCHER WINS AWARD! (9/14/09)
Eve Gruntfest, researcher for THHC, has been awarded the Kenneth Spengler Award from the American Meteorological Society.
TRAUMA, HEALTH & HAZARDS CENTER TO COLLABORATE WITH THE WARSAW SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY! (9/4/09)
THHC signed a memorandum of understanding with the Warsaw School of Social Psychology in Warsaw Poland. Through a unique collaboration between Dr. Roman Cieslak and Dr. Charles Benight, the two institutions will pursue collaborative work in the area of trauma psychology.
THE CHS NEW GRADUATE CERTIFICATES LAUDED IN THE COLORADO SPRINGS BUSINESS JOURNAL! (9/4/09)
The Center for Homeland Security has added two new graduate certificates to their curriculum offerings.
CENTER FOR SPACE STUDIES RESEARCHERS START OFF THEIR RESEARCH BY DESIGINING A WIKI PAGE ON EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE (9/4/09)
The Center for Space Studies begins their research efforts on the Emergency Response Operations System Integration project (EROSI) by desiging a page on Wikipedia that provides an overview of emergency management software systems.
THE CENTER FOR HOMELAND SECURITY TO OFFER TWO NEW GRADUATE CERTIFICATES! (8/24/09)
The Center for Homeland Security has added two new graduate certificates to their curriculum offerings.
UCCS SCIENCE & ENGINEERING BUILDING GRAND OPENING IS A SUCCESS! (8/17/09)
UCCS opened the doors on its newest building on Thursday August, 6, 2009 and NISSSC was there to show off their talents.
NISSSC/CHS TO HOST VISITING CROATION EDUCATION DELEGATION: (8/10/09)
NISSSC and the Center for Homeland Security will host a group of visiting education delegates from Croatia.
NISSSC/CHS TO ASSIST COLORADO SPRINGS ACADEMY SCHOOL DISTRICT 20 IN THEIR HOMEALND SECURITY NEEDS: (8/709)
The Center for Homeland Security will help evaluate hte security at Academy School District 20 elementary schools this fall as part of an ongoing effort to improve district security.
CHS STUDENT ASSISTANT, DIHANNA-DIMITRA PANTAZIS, WINS PRESTIGIOUS WILLIAM G. McGOWAN SCHOLARSHIP: (7/21/09)
The William G. McGowan Charitable Fund recently awarded a scholarship valued at $18,000 awarded to an undergraduate student at the University of Colorado Springs.
FOREIGN UNIVERSITY TO MODEL ITS NATIONAL SECURITY PROGRAM ON CENTER FOR HOMELAND SECURITY'S PRINCIPLES: (7/16/09)
Five delegates from Zagreb University in Croatia will be visiting the UCCS campus to learn more about developing a world-renowned program in Homeland Security and Defense.
NISSSC DIRECTOR IS INTERVIEWED ON THE THREAT OF CYBERSECURITY: (7/14/09)
Mike Perini, Director of the National Institute of Science, Space, and Security Centers at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs addresses the recent attacks on our national cybersecurity systems and how UCCS is prepared to meet the challenge head-on. See his interview in this Colorado Springs' KRDO Channel 13 video.
NISSSC DIRECTOR GIVES INTERVIEW ON CYBERSECURITY IN COLORADO SPRINGS 'STYLE' MAGAZINE: (7/9/09)
Mike Perini, Director of the National Institute of Science, Space, and Security Centers at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is interviewed about the continuing threat to our national cybersecurity.
NISSSC RESEARCHER PUBLISHES ON MILLER-MCCUNE WEBZINE: (7/7/09)
Thomas Pyszcznski, Director of Human Factors Research at the Center for Homeland Security, publishes his thoughts on how a militant minority in the Middle East holds the peace-seeking majority entrenched in turmoil.
UCCS ESTABLISHES PARTNERSHIP WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB, REPUBLIC OF CROATIA: (7/7/09)
UCCS has established a partnership with the University and City of Zagreb, Republic of Croatia. The University of Zagreb is the oldest (established in 1669) and biggest (60,000 students) university in South-Eastern Europe. The Center for Homeland Security will develop and deliver several courses in homeland security and assist the University of Zagreb in establishing a regional (Eastern Europe) Center of Excellence in Homeland Security.
NISSSC CENTERS MOVE INTO THE NEW SCIENCE & ENGINEERING BUILDING AT UCCS: (7/2/09)
All four centers of the National Institute of Science, Space and Security Centers have moved into their new setting on the main campus of UCCS. This brings them under the same roof for the first time since their conception.
NISSSC APPOINTS NEW ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR AT CENTER FOR HOMELAND SECURITY: (7/1/09)
Kurt A. Johnson, an attorney who served as the senior legal advisor to the Commander of NORAD and USNORTHCOM from 2005 to 2008, has been selected as the Center for Homeland Security ’s Associate Director of Homeland Defense/Homeland Security Government and Private Sector Programs.
MAYOR PRAISES UCCS AND NISSSC IN STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS: (6/2/09)
With the great work already done by Chancellor Pam Schockley through the National Institute of Science, Space and Security Centers and the UCCS Center for Homeland Security, with the research and development capabilities at the USAFA, with the highly skilled workforce of our aerospace and defense contractors, and the missions of AFSC and USNORTHCOM, we are poised to not only continue our leadership in these areas, but become the hub for homeland and cyber security in the United States.
REP. SALAZAR ANNOUNCES DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS REQUESTS: (3/18/09)
The Trauma, Health, and Hazards Center (THHC) at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS), in seeking funding for the implementation of SupportNet, a comprehensive behavioral health center for service personnel at Ft. Carson, would create numerous jobs within the area.
CU BOARD OF REGENTS CONFERS DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR TITLE ON FOUR: (posted 11/21/08)
The University of Colorado Board of Regents Thursday honored four CU faculty members with the distinguished professor title to recognize their outstanding contributions to their respective academic disciplines.
CENTER FOR HOMELAND SECURITY TAPPED FOR INTERNATIONAL EMERGENCY EDUCATION EFFORT: (posted 6/19/08)
The Center for Homeland Security at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs was recently selected to lead training for European and North American defense and emergency management officials as part of a four-year $1.4 million contract.
UCCS SELECTS NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE, SPACE AND SECURITY CENTERS LEADER: (posted 6/19/08)
A public affairs executive who assisted in the creation of U.S. Northern Command will lead the National Institute of Science, Space and Security Centers at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.
CENTER RECEIVES $4.6 MILLION FOR HOMELAND SECURITY (posted 1/24/06)
The Network Information and Space Security Center at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs will receive $4.6 million as part of the Defense Appropriations Bill signed into law by President George W. Bush Jan 5. CU President Hank Brown and UCCS Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak announced the funding in cooperation with Sen. Wayne Allard, R-Colorado.
CU-COLORADO SPRINGS GRANTED $2 MILLION FOR HOMELAND SECURITY (posted 4/2/03)
The Network Information and Space Security Center at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs recently received a $2 million grant to expand its operations.
CU-COLORADO SPRINGS JOINS WITH U.S. SPACE COMMAND TO IMPROVE NETWORK SECURITY (posted 2/15/02)
The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs will form an education and research center dedicated to ensuring the security of military and commercial computer networks.