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Eastern Kentucky University Homeland Security Faculty Complete Second Edition of “Homeland Security and Critical Infrastructure Protection"

Dr. Ryan Baggett and Dr. Brian Simpkins, Book Co-Authors

August 2018

Dr. Ryan Baggett and Dr. Brian Simpkins, faculty in the EKU Homeland Security Program, recently completed the 2nd edition of the book, “Homeland Security and Critical Infrastructure Protection.”  The 2nd edition significantly updates the 1st edition (released in 2009) to reflect changes in the domestic and international security landscape.   Baggett noted, “This book represents a significant re-write/update of the edition that I co-authored with Dr. Pam Collins, a former EKU HLS faculty member.  Dr. Collins retired a few years ago and I sought a co-author who was both knowledgeable of the area as well as an effective writer.  I found both attributes with Dr. Simpkins.” 

The new edition provides a timely, relevant work that is crucial to understanding the current state of U.S. critical infrastructure security and resilience (CISR).  It offers a comprehensive examination of foundations and contemporary issues within CISR, using various real-world incidents as focusing events.  Not only does it analyze the 16 critical infrastructure sectors, it also investigates various threats and hazards that specifically affect CISR. 

Dr. Baggett, entering his 18th year at EKU, is an Assistant Professor who also serves as the Program Coordinator for the Homeland Security Program.   Dr. Simpkins entering his 13th year at EKU, is a Lecturer and serves as a Principal Investigator of the federally funded Bluegrass State Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence.

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Dr. Ryan Baggett

Published on January 03, 2018

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