Study HUMINT And Anti Terrorism Through An Online National Security Program

A number of choices exist for the student seeking to pursue online education in the area of intelligence, strategic security, law enforcement, and anti terrorism. One program choice that encompasses those areas while including other important subjects is a national security program. A national security program is multi-faceted and oftentimes interdisciplinary. It is often molded to fit needs of the government whose national security the program is designed to protect. Indeed, an online program in national security can be good preparation for people seeking to work in one of the many agencies focusing on national security. It can also serve in place of or as a complement to some of the different government sponsored programs designed to recruit and develop quality individuals to work in the national security domain. One such government program that an online national security program can complement is the National Security Education Program (NSEP).

NSEP has a post-cold war mission to enhance understanding of languages and cultures important to U.S. national security. A major goal of NSEP is to increase the amount of knowledge in fields such as foreign language, area studies, and international studies in order to meet national security needs. Those people, once trained in these important areas, are then candidates to work for the many government agencies with a national security mission. Since the mid-1990's NSEP has graduated 636 people to the Department of Defense, 436 people to the Department of State, and 176 people to USAID as well as many other people to agencies such as CIA, Department of Commerce, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Congress, Department of Justice, Peace Corps, and Department of Energy.

A national security program from an online university can complement the needs of the agencies just listed to advance U.S. national security. In an online national security program the student learns about HUMINT, anti terrorism, and intelligence among other areas. That knowledge nicely complements the language training and area studies offered in a program such as NSEP. In fact, training in processes such as HUMINT and anti terrorism interacts in a synergistic manner with knowledge of different languages and cultures. That interaction is ideal because the end result is a person with a wealth of information about the mission, needs, challenges, and logistics of national security while also knowing foreign languages and cultures.

Aside from participating in a scholarship program such as NSEP, students can seek an advanced degree in national security that would likely be more than qualifying for work in the many government agencies that have national security missions. What is more is that an online degree in national security can be very accessible with classes being completed online and in an asynchronous fashion. That flexibility allows the student to continue their careers and enjoy their current lifestyle without having to make major life changes to attend the program. Moreover, a national security program from an accredited university is much more inclusive than, say a specific program or fellowship, as it teaches the student the many facets of important areas such as HUMINT and anti terrorism rather than having a singular emphasis.

Dan Sommer works for Henley-Putnam University, a leading educational institution in the field of Strategic Security. For more info on Henley-Putnam University, anti terrorism, national security program, call 888-852-8746 or visit us online at

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