Northeastern University is a world leader in Homeland Security and Information Assurance. In 2008, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) selected Northeastern as one of 11 universities nationwide for a DHS Center of Excellence. The $10 million grant established the Awareness and Localization of Explosives-Related Threats (ALERT) center at Northeastern. Northeastern’s Marine Science Research Center in Nahant, Mass., is developing robotic technology to detect underwater mines and other coastal threats.
In 2011 Northeastern University established the George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security Research. The Kostas Institute gave Northeastern the capacity and clearances to conduct secure research within a restricted environment in areas ranging from cyber security to explosives detection, mitigation and response to terror attacks.
The Pacific Northwest is also a leader in Homeland Security and Defense. Washington houses one of the largest military bases in the United States, Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM). The facility is an amalgamation of the United States Army’s Fort Lewis and the United States Air Force’s McChord Air Force Base. JBLM houses a large-scale airspace protection program. They process over 12,000 air tracks a day.
Seattle is also the location where Boeing started in 1916. Boeing is a world leader in defense and commercial air travel.
Over the week of August 11th Dr. Themis Papageorge, Associate Clinical Professor and Director of Northeastern University’s Graduate Information Assurance Program will be in Seattle for a series of meeting and a presentation on campus. His presentation topic is “Information Assurance and Cyber Security – The Security Risk Management Challenge“.
To learn more about Northeastern University – Seattle’s Information Assurance program and to request information click here.