Homeland Security News


Twins Lorenzo (left) and Lavontay Santos

Twin Brothers Receive Master's Degrees from CPS

June 14, 2022
Twin brothers Lavontay and Lorenzo Santos have always been close — they were born only 60 seconds apart — so it was no surprise when they went together from their family home in King George, Virginia, to the U.S. Naval Academy. Nor was it a surprise to see them both marching in GW’s Commencement ceremony which was held on Sunday, May 15 on the National Mall.

Alumnus Dr. Ugorji Appointed Commissioner of Homeland Security Ministry

March 28, 2022
Dr. Ugorji, a 2019 alumnus of the Homeland Security master’s degree program, has been appointed as Commissioner of the newly created Ministry of Homeland Security and Vigilante Affairs of Imo State in Nigeria.
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Women in Homeland Security: Career Insights

March 27, 2022
Four women with noteworthy careers in homeland security served as panelists at a virtual fireside chat sponsored by three programs in the George Washington University’s College of Professional Studies: the master’s degree program in cybersecurity strategy and information management and the bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in homeland security. The discussion focused primarily on the various opportunities for women in the fields of homeland security and cybersecurity.
Trishi Malhotra

Homeland Security Student Receives INSF Scholarship

September 11, 2021
Master’s degree student in homeland security Trishi Malhotra to receive an INSF scholarship to pursue a career in national security. Her exceptionally strong academic record, and personal story, gave her an edge in the highly competitive scholarship selection process.
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Class of 2021 Graduates Share Memories

June 10, 2021
Several of our 2021 graduates reminisce on their time at the University by sharing some of their fondest memories.
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Event Recap: The Conduct of Cyber-Enabled Information Operations

December 11, 2020
During the Sept. 17, 2020 virtual event, a distinguished panel of experts discussed a fictitious, but realistic video scenario. A terrorist group working with sophisticated, international hackers launched a multi-faceted cyber campaign aimed at undermining western democratic principles and election security. They examined the challenges in the scenario, such as deception, cyberspace operations, election tampering, social media and related issues, as well as how to deter and counter them to maintain national and global security. Hosted by the Cybersecurity Strategy and Information Management program at GW/CPS, in partnership with CSFI and the Economic and Trade office at the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C.
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Information Literacy in the Homeland Security Environment

September 02, 2020
Our distinguished faculty panel discussed strategies homeland security organizations can pursue to fulfill their missions, during the Aug. 25 webinar. The discussion included upholding the rule of law, while simultaneously safeguarding individual liberty, as well as information literacy. A recording is now available.
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Homeland Security Masters Program Ranked #3 by 2020 Best Online Colleges for Best Value

June 04, 2020
The College of Professional Studies Master’s in Homeland Security is featured on the 2020 Best Online Colleges for Best Value ranking by the Guide to Online Schools. The program ranked #3 for value and quality. Their rankings are based on a combination of manually researched tuition, accreditation and salary data.
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Homeland Security Program Ranked #17

November 28, 2019
The Homeland Security master’s degree program has been ranked #17 by Intelligent.com. They evaluated 291 educational programs at 116 universities and colleges before publishing this ranking. Our program received a calculated Intelligent Score of 72.22/100, which ranked it #17 out of the top 52 homeland security degree programs.
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Homeland Security Online Master’s Program Ranked #1

August 28, 2019
The College of Professional Studies' online master’s degree program in Homeland Security has been ranked #1 out of 25 online programs for the 2019 Best Online Master’s in Homeland Security programs ranking, according to BestColleges.com.
Prof. Lammert (left) with Prof. Uthoff (right) at eMerge Tech Conference presentation

CPS Faculty Shine at Cutting-Edge Tech Conference

June 05, 2019
Faculty members Lammert and Connie Uthoff, associate program director GW’s Cybersecurity Strategy and Information Management Master’s Program, were part of a robust lineup of speakers at the eMerge Americas Tech Conference.

Faculty Member Mark Morgan Nominated to Head U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency

May 30, 2019
Congratulations to Mark A. Morgan, a CPS Homeland Security master's program degree faculty member, who was recently nominated by President Trump to head the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE).
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Online Homeland Security Program Recognized as Industry Leader

February 16, 2019
OnlineMasters.com has selected George Washington University as one of the Best Master's in Homeland Security Degree Programs for 2019. The Online Homeland Security program was ranked Best for Strategic Analysts and #2 overall out of 29 of the best online programs identified.
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Washington Post Article Highlights CPS Cybersecurity Program

October 20, 2018
CPS’s Connie Peterson Uthoff, associate program director of the Cybersecurity Strategy & Information Management master’s degree program, was quoted in the October 17 Washington Post Express story, “Defenders of the Web,” written by Beth Luberecki. The article, written during National Cybersecurity Month, had a few major takeaways, one of them being that “in today’s cybersecurity degree programs, it’s not just about graduating engineers.” The article underscores the plentiful opportunities for students interested in careers in the cyber arena, the more technical coders and hackers, as well as those who make policy, legal and business decisions using an understanding of cybersecurity.
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Students Learn the Importance of Public-Private Partnerships in National Security Efforts

August 25, 2018
GW graduate students learned about national security issues in a new way by hearing the perspectives of professionals currently working in this specialized field. A team of five presenters from Guidehouse (formerly PwC Public Sector), a leading government consulting firm, lead a discussion on how private-public partnerships strengthen our country’s national security efforts with students in the Homeland Security and Cyber Security Strategy and Information Management master’s degree programs.
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Elaine Lammert Appointed Program Director

June 23, 2018
Congratulations to Ms. Elaine Lammert for her appointment as Program Director of both the Homeland Security and the Cybersecurity Strategy and Information Management master's degree programs, effective July 1. She also holds the title of associate professor in the College of Professional Studies.
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GW Homeland Security Program Ranks #1 Best Online Master’s Degree Program

June 19, 2018
The College of Professional Studies is proud to report our online master’s degree program in Homeland Security has been ranked #1 by TheBestSchools.org, out of twenty programs. Their ranking methodology uses six weighted criteria.