Homeland Security Essay Contest

The Naval Postgraduate School's Center for Homeland Defense and Security is running its sixth annual essay competition. There are cash prizes. (Info on previous years here.)

Posted on November 26, 2012 at 9:35 AM • 11 Comments


Andrew GronoskyNovember 26, 2012 10:40 AM

Does anyone else find it disturbing that the Statement of Purpose of homeland security includes "economics, education, climate changes, energy, water and food security, and health threats" ? How is this concept of homeland security different from "government," itself? It's an interesting spin on the police state -- everything affects security, so a security agency has authority over everything.

boogNovember 26, 2012 2:11 PM

From the "Statement of Purpose":

[Homeland security] is about the collective strength of the entire country working to create and sustain a homeland that is safe and secure, and in which American interests, aspirations, and way of life can thrive.
Then what's our homeland security about?

While I'm certain that entering a homeland security essay contest would be exactly as fun as it sounds, I strangely have very little interest. Now, if it was a homeland security sarcasm contest? Sure, sign me up.

Dirk PraetNovember 26, 2012 6:27 PM

And the big prize is 500 USD ? Do they honestly think anybody with a real idea will just give that away for 500 USD ? Oh well, if you pay peanuts, you get monkeys.

sego ayahNovember 26, 2012 9:33 PM

This has me very concerned. The president now has his own police force. they have in the past been involved in bio-weapons manufacturing under G.W. Bush at TEXAS AM... And there has been breeches in Texas and Washington state. I believe Bush planned to be still in office when he authorized production of these bio-weapons... He had Homeland security fund and run whole operation with a bunch of college kids stand foreign students.

FigureitoutNovember 27, 2012 2:30 AM

Homeland security strives to adapt these traditional functions to confront terrorism and disasters along with new threats and evolving hazards -- such as proliferation, cyber, transnational crime, violent extremism, stability and security of the space environment, economics, education, climate changes, energy, water and food security, and health threats.
--Holy sh*t, what is the "space environment, entire U.S.?! Food security?! Energy?!Water?!-Take your trolling elsewhere!!! Secure your own if you care at all!!!
I have an idea, but I gave it to someone who payed $600!!!!!

EadwacerDecember 6, 2012 12:35 AM

The topic is: What is a dangerous idea you have about homeland security, and why is it dangerous?

Here's a dangerous idea for you: Freedom

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