Office of Homeland Security
State Homeland Security Leader Nominated by US Dept. of Homeland Security to Attend National Leadership Program

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, June 20, 2006  
Contact Information:  Jason Keller

FRANKFORT, Ky. - (Ret.) Major Webb-Edgington of KOHS was recently nominated by officials with the U.S. Department of homeland Security to attend the Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) Leadership Program at the Naval Post-Graduate School in Monterey, California.  This highly selective Naval Postgraduate School's Center for Homeland Defense and Security, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Office of Grants and Training, provides the educational opportunity for our nation's homeland security leaders to develop the strategies, policies and organizational elements needed to defeat terrorism in the United States.
“I am honored to have been chosen to attend this top-flight leadership program,” said Edgington. “I look forward to representing Kentucky well.”
The program’s objectives include providing an educational forum to enhance senior leaders' capacity to identify and resolve homeland security problems as well as an opportunity to build networks among the nation's local, state, federal government and private sector homeland security officials.  It also strives to strengthen the national security of the United States by providing a non-degree graduate level educational program that meets the immediate and long-term needs of leaders responsible for homeland defense and security.

Each of the four one-week seminars will offer presentations on selected topics around the four mission areas of Preparedness: Prevention, Protection, Response and Recovery. Seminars will be conducted on such topics as intelligence, critical infrastructure, public health, threat recognition, crisis and risk communications, incident management and fear management as well as emerging homeland security issues.

Participation in the CHDS Executive Leadership Program is funded by the CHDS Program.

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The Kentucky Office of Homeland Security has been charged by Governor Fletcher to lead the Commonwealth's coordination and collaboration efforts with public and private preparedness partners to ensure Kentucky is Ready and Prepared. For more information about homeland security in Kentucky, please visit