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The Sport Chaplian: Adding a "Game Face" to the Many Faces of Chaplaincy
The Sport Chaplain

This article discusses the emerging profession of sport chaplaincy as one of the many faces within chaplaincy. Academics have paid little attention to the relevance, function, and vitality of chaplains working within sports, despite the profession's growth at both credentialed and volunteer levels. The vast and rapid development of organizations such as Athletes in Action, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the National Institute of Sport Professionals reveals the need for such a specialized field within chaplaincy at the national level. I approach this topic by explaining the six primary roles of sport chaplains: Sport plays a powerful role in bringing Americans together, and sport chaplains in particular can help foster a sense of community that can even act as a new face of homeland security chaplaincy.

 



National Defense University: Developing Strategic Leaders
National Defense University

Inside Homeland Security® visited National Defense University (NDU) to gain a first-hand view of this institution whose vision is to "be the premier national security institution focused on joint education, leader development, and scholarship" (NDU). The university, located on Fort McNair in Washington, D.C. and in Norfolk, Virginia, with other campuses on Fort Bragg, North Carolina and in Tampa, Florida, provides the highest level of higher education for military leaders and other national security professionals, emphasizing critical and strategic thinking and leadership development. NDU's mission "supports the joint warfighter by providing rigorous Joint Professional Military Education to members of the U.S. Armed Forces and select others to develop leaders that have the ability to operate and creatively think in an unpredictable and complex world" (NDU).

 



Homeland Security Investigations makes child exploitation a core priority
Homeland Security Investigations makes child exploitation a core priority

Special agents of the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are reaching across the globe and through cyberspace to crack down on child exploitation in all its forms. In physical and digital realms, these crimes have become international in scope and without boundaries.

HSI creates partnerships with other nations, nongovernmental organizations (NGO’s), and multinational networks to investigate child-sex tourism and related crimes. The agency also explores the darker areas of the Internet to find purveyors and collectors of child pornography, and it analyzes contraband images for clues to the locations of exploited children.

In the United States, HSI leverages its nationwide network of special agents to pursue predators in physical and digital space.

 



Security Teams Expand Rosters for Super Bowls
Security Teams Expand Rosters for Super Bowls

The biggest game of America's biggest sport rolls out on the biggest stage with the highest stakes for teams, spectators, and fans.

It's also a pretty big deal for professionals in homeland security and other fields who are charged with securing the build-up, the surrounding festivities, and the big game.

Three officers from different security realms shared their insights into preparing and executing plans to keep the Super Bowl safe and lawful. Although their responsibilities are different, all of them pointed to long periods of lead time and thick networks of partners as keys to success. All three officers explained how their roles extend widely in space and time beyond the game and the stadium.

 



Border Patrol and Narco-Terrorism
ICE Partnering to Fight Crime on a Global Scale

The population of the United States has surpassed 300 million people, according to U.S. Census Bureau statistics of 2007. The official poverty rate for the same year was 12.5%, which corresponds to over 37 million Americans (Project America, 2007). However, living in poverty in the United States cannot be compared to the deep poverty in developing nations. This disparity makes the United States a magnet for illegal immigrants to cross our borders seeking better opportunities, even if they live under American poverty standards...

 



ICE Partnering to Fight Crime on a Global Scale
ICE Partnering to Fight Crime on a Global Scale

Today the Department of Homeland Security maintains its initiatives in keeping our country safe, but on the global stage there are still idealistic people numbering in the millions who despise the way of life of the westerner, and plan continuously for our demise. Opportunities, however, still exist which provide a means for the bad guys to create havoc and attempted destruction here in our country. There is still a question which still looms....

 



Violence at Our Borders: Its Potential Effects on Homeland Security
Violence at Our Borders - Its Potential Effects on Homeland Security

Today the Department of Homeland Security maintains its initiatives in keeping our country safe, but on the global stage there are still idealistic people numbering in the millions who despise the way of life of the westerner, and plan continuously for our demise. Opportunities, however, still exist which provide a means for the bad guys to create havoc and attempted destruction here in our country. There is still a question which still looms....

 



Emergency Preparedness Involves More Than First Responders
Underneath the Rubble
- Aftermath of 9/11 Lives on in New York Crime Scene Investigator

A crisis is brewing in America that necessitates immediate attention by lawmakers before cases of personal liability reach into the billions of dollars. In recent years, hospitals across the nation have had to alter the traditional role of their emergency rooms to accommodate the changes in need of America's health care system....

 



Underneath the Rubble - Aftermath of 9/11 Lives on
Underneath the Rubble
- Aftermath of 9/11 Lives on in New York Crime Scene Investigator

On Sept. 11, 2001, people all over the world watched a tragedy unfold on national television as the lives of nearly 3,000 were taken in a very public display. Scenes from that day will live on through the memories and stories of survivors and surviving family members, those who bravely rushed to the scene to give aid, and those who viewed it in horror on their TV screen...

 



About Todd Keil and the Office of Infrastructure Protection
About Todd Keil and the Office of Infrastructure Protection

DHS defines critical infrastructure as the assets, systems, and networks, whether physical or virtual, that are so vital to the United States that their incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating effect on security, national economic security, public health or safety, or any combination thereof...

 



Congressman Billy Long's promise: Real Stuff, Not Fluff
Congressman Billy Long's promise: Real Stuff, Not Fluff

U.S. Rep. Billy Long, R-Missouri, one of the 85 freshman Republicans in the 112th Congress, went to work quickly to address a top campaign priority by securing an appointment to the House Homeland Security Committee...

 

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