The Emerging and Disruptive Technologies Concentration allows students to explore a significant challenge to the Intelligence Community -- identifying and understanding innovations in science and technological applications to avoid strategic surprise. The identification of the theoretical sciences, emerging disciplines and recognition of hypothetical capabilities is a predictive challenge requiring new approaches and broad resources. Thesis research can involve a wide variety of educational experiences to include direct experimentation at national laboratories, large scale data set analyses identifying outcomes from specific intelligence indicators and warning in addition to the analysis of broad systems architectures affecting national security.
Emerging and Disruptive Technologies Courses:
MST 629 Strategic Crisis Exercise
MST 653 Advanced Science and Technology Intelligence (Seminar)
MST 655 Advanced Conventional and Non-conventional Weapons
MST 656 The Economics of Technology
MST 657 Case Studies in Technology Transfer
MST 658 Infrastructure Vulnerability Assessment