AMU Professor Discusses Futuring’s Impact on Homeland Security
Contributor, In Homeland Security
In homeland security, it is vital to anticipate attack scenarios and to develop plans to counter these attacks before they begin in order to protect national defenses. Futuring – a systematic process for pondering attacks, determining possible outcomes and making plans for the future – is particularly useful in the homeland security field.
In his research paper, “Futuring and Its Impact on Homeland Security,” Dr. Hans Mumm, a faculty member with American Military University’s School of Security and Global Studies, probes the future of homeland security. He examines the rapidly changing threat landscape and how the U.S. should cope with it; he envisions the employment of advanced technology and discusses alternative approaches to all-hazard scenarios.
Dr. Mumm also writes of the need for a layered approach to homeland security and the necessity of “more integration of the private sector with the public sector to produce better results” in big data analysis. He outlines a new big data study about the profiling of breaking events and examines how this type of study would benefit homeland security.
Furthermore, Dr. Mumm’s paper explores the possible utilization of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and their potential contributions to homeland security. He debates the risks and payoffs from UAV usage and anticipates the possible futures for homeland security.
About the Paper’s Author
Dr. Hans Mumm is a best-selling author and a dynamic speaker on a range of topics, including leadership, technology revolutions and drone/UAV issues, as well as countering human trafficking phenomena and the challenge of human communication. He has 22 years in government service, building teams to address hard problems in the areas of national security, homeland security and advanced technologies.
His UAV and robotics expertise has focused on determining their specific users, exceptions and allowances, including studying their unintended consequences, future use and misuse of such technologies. Dr. Mumm’s presentation and publication support his fellowship with the Cyber Conflict Documentation Project (CCDP) as he expands its research into autonomous systems in the virtual and physical worlds. Dr. Mumm is an instructor at American Military University and California University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Hans C. Mumm