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Office of News and Information
Johns Hopkins University
3003 N. Charles Street, Suite 100
Baltimore, Maryland 21218-3843
Phone: (410) 516-7160
Fax (410) 516-5251

Aug. 5, 2003
CONTACT: Sarah Steinberg, Executive Director
Part-Time Programs in Engineering and
Applied Science
(301) 294-7070, steinberg@jhu.edu

Johns Hopkins to Offer
Two Homeland Security Courses in D.C.

New Graduate-Level Classes Scheduled This Fall by
Part-Time Engineering Programs

Responding to the growing interest in domestic defense issues, two new courses in homeland security will be offered this fall by The Johns Hopkins University's Whiting School of Engineering Part-Time Programs in Engineering and Applied Science.

Designed for government and industry homeland security senior managers and leaders, the graduate-level, 15-week courses will address the leadership and technical skills necessary to understand homeland security challenges on a systems engineering level. The classes will be held at The Johns Hopkins University's Washington D.C. Center, 1625 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.

The Homeland Security Systems course, the first of six planned courses, focuses on hands-on, technology-based solutions to homeland security, as well as systems problem definition, needs analysis, generation of alternatives, decision- making and risk management. The Information Systems Security course focuses on the technology necessary to design, implement and operate information systems to meet today's and future threats.

In announcing these two new courses, Sam Seymour, Whiting School Vice Chair of Systems Engineering and Technical Management, pointed out that Johns Hopkins began homeland security initiatives in 1991 with the Counter Proliferation and Chemical Biological Protection Programs at the university's Applied Physics Laboratory. "Since most of the PTE faculty work on technical and policy issues related to homeland security, the students will receive national security training from practitioners with real-world experience and knowledge that is useful today and will help define applicable solutions to the unknown threats of the future," he said.

Seymour added that special guest lecturers from the private sector will augment lectures and discussion sessions.

For more information or to register for PTE's homeland security courses, visit the Johns Hopkins University Web site at www.jhu.edu/pte or call 800-548-3647.

The Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering, Part-Time Programs in Engineering and Applied Science offer masters degrees in 13 distinct disciplines, as well as undergraduate programs in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and engineering science. There are currently more than 2,200 students enrolled in PTE programs at seven education centers throughout the Baltimore/Washington area, including Southern Maryland. For more information on PTE programs and functions, contact Executive Director Sarah Steinberg at 301-294-7070, visit the Web site at www.jhu.edu/pte, or e-mail pte@jhu.edu.

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