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The mission of the CID is to develop, review and promote science of the highest quality in the service of defending critical infrastructure systems affecting our homeland at the national, state, and local levels.


Our goal is to provide the highest quality analytical support for national state and local policy makers in government and the private sector regarding infrastructure defense.  

Sponsors and Partners

Researchers at the Center for Infrastructure Defense receive basic and applied research support from the Office of Naval Research, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense--Homeland Defense and America's Security Affairs. We work in partnership with federal, state, and local agencies, including the Naval Surface Warfare Center's Mission Assurance Division, the United States Coast Guard, and the California Emergency Management Agency.


To receive additional information regarding the Center for Infrastructure Defense, please contact us.

David Alderson, PhD

Director, Center for Infrastructure Defense

(831) 656-1814

Gerald Brown, PhD, NAE

Executive Director, Center for Infrastructure Defense

(831) 656-7648

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