Archive for July, 2007

Critical Infrastructure protection and Information Technology

Greetings and I hope that all is well. Today, Capella University announced that the National Security Agency (NSA) has designated Capella University as a Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education. What this means is that Capella University’s curriculum offers essential courses for protecting the nation’s information technology infrastructure. The protection of Critical Infrastructure, […]

Closure and Open on Terror Cells

Ironically, on the day after the four 2005 London bombers were sentenced to life in prison, a report by the National Intelligence Estimates found that al-Qaeda is still very capable of a serious attack upon the United States. This one day turnover, closure on a heinous attack, and then a stark and gloomy report from […]

The Perplexing Profile of the Contemporary Terror Cell

As the investigation into the series of attacks in the United Kingdom last week unfolds, it is becoming apparent that seven of the eight terrorists involved in last weeks attacks were physicians. This is in stark contrast to the terrorists depicted as extremists and firebrands on the margins of the globalized world. The July, 2005 […]

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Dr. Steven Barthelmeus
Program Chair,
Public Safety – Criminal Justice/Forensics program, Capella University
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Dr. Shelly Gill
Adjunct Instructor, Capella University
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Dr. Joseph Pascarella
Core Faculty Member, Capella University
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Dr. Jeffrey Rush
Asst. Professor of Criminal Justice/Homeland Security, Dept. of Public Management and Criminal Justice, Austin Peay State University
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Dr. Michael Kemp
Chair, Emergency Management, Capella University
Melissa Beasley
Captain, Florence Alabama Police Department
Darryl Jones
Capella University Learner and Chief, Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire
Dr. Laura Pettler
Investigator for Prosecutorial District Twenty A of North Carolina
Mark Rubin
Capella University Learner
Mark S. Warnick
Capella University Learner, Retired Asst. Fire Chief


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