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

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.

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We develop new theory and apply it to military defense and homeland security problems.
The CID develops and delivers short courses on a variety of topics related to critical infrastructure resilience. 
Check out our student projects and explore new thesis opportunities.
CID operates primarily out of

The CID operates primarily out of the Operations Research Department in collaboration with the Naval Warfare Studies Institute and partners across campus.

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