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"We must now focus on the resilience of the system as a whole – an approach that centers on investments that make the system better able to absorb the impact of an event without losing the capacity to function."
—National Strategy for Homeland Security, 2007, p.28

The Center for Infrastructure Defense (CID) focuses on the continued operation of critical military and civilian infrastructure in the presence of accident, failure, and attack.

Our team combines the expertise of senior scholars with a highly motivated student body consisting of military officers and government employees from the U.S. and its global partners.

We serve as trusted advisors to the military, government, and private sector. We stand ready to address both long-term and emergent issues related to national and international infrastructure systems.


CID Research Student Theses Partner with Us
We develop new theory and apply it to military defense and homeland security problems Check out past student projects and explore new thesis opportunities Learn how CID researchers support decision-makers at all levels of the military, government, and industry.


The CID is part of the Operations Research (OR) Department in the Graduate School of Operational and Information Sciences (GSOIS) at the Naval Postgraduate School.