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Deadline NPS Center for Homeland Defense & Security's Annual Essay Contest is January 31, 2011

You can enter by visiting our website at: http://www.chds.us/?essay/overview.

Statement of Purpose:
According to the National Strategy for Homeland Security, the objectives of homeland security are to prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, reduce America's vulnerability to terrorism, and minimize the damage and recover from attacks that do occur. The purpose of this competition is to promote innovative thinking that addresses these objectives.

This Year's Essay Question:
Claude Debussy said "Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art." How might this idea be applied to how we approach homeland defense and security?

You can find the guidelines for submission on the CHDS website at http://www.chds.us/?essay/overview. The winner will receive a $1500.00 cash award and an invitation to the Center for Homeland Defense and Security located at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California where he/she will be recognized at the CHDS Forum. Additionally, the winning and four top finalist essays will be considered for publication by Homeland Security Affairs, the online journal published by the Naval Postgraduate School's Center for the Homeland Defense and Security.

Sent by Prof. Dara K. Cohen

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