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CCICADA is a US Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence that uses data analytics to address a wide range of homeland security issues to protect the American public. From this News Center, you can access information related to CCICADA’s major projects and activities. About CCICADA

CCICADA Media Contacts

Carl Blesch

Rutgers University Science Communicator

Office of Media Relations

848-932-0550 (Work)


Christopher Biddle

Biddle Communications & Public Relations

856-439-6413 (Work)

856-630-1545 (Mobile)

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Learn about the latest developments in CCICADA’s research, projects, education programs and other activities. Read newsletters


CCICADA regularly hosts retreats, conferences, lectures and other events that bring together students, professors, teachers, experts and other individuals on homeland security topics.

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Homeland Security Projects

From human trafficking prevention to stadium security and nuclear detection, CCICADA is involved in more than a dozen homeland security projects. Read stories


About CCICADA by Director Fred Roberts

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