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20th Annual Terrorism Trends & Forecasts Symposium

The IACSP Announces Its' 20th Annual Terrorism Trends & Forecasts Symposium on Friday, October 25th, 2013. It will be held at the prestigious Bergen County Law & Public Safety Institute in Mahwah, New Jersey.

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Who Should Attend?

First Responders
Law Enforcement
Security Directors
Intel Professionals
Emergency Preparedness
Homeland Security

Friday, October 25th, 2013
Where: Bergen County Law & Public Safety Institute: Hall of Heroes:
281 Campgaw Road, Mahwah, New Jersey, Just 45 minutes from New York City.

Dress Code: Casual Business

Directions to Bergen County Law & Public Safety Institute:

Directions to Bergen County Law & Public Safety Institute Mahwah. Rt. 17 North to McCarthur Blvd. exit about 20 minutes on Rte 17 Turn left at Light On to McCarthur. Go to end Road about 1/2 Mile Turn Right on to Darlington Ave. make first left on to Seminary Road. Take Seminary Road about 1/2 mile to Campgraw Rd.

Institute is about 1/2 mile on left.
Enter building on left BC Bergen Law * Public Safety Institute

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Rates for this conference are as follows:

Early Bird Rates: Until August 30, 2013
IACSP Members, First Responders, Law Enforcement, Military, Teachers, Students $139
Non Members, Corporate Security Directors, Government Agencies $169

Standard Rates: After August 30, 2013
IACSP Members, First Responders, Law Enforcement, Military, Teachers, Students $169
Non Members, Corporate Security Directors, Government Agencies $199

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IACSP Members: $595
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Symposium Agenda:
Moderator: John Dew

07:30 - 08:45 Registration/Coffee/Continental Breakfast

08:45 - 09:00 Introduction, Moderator: John Dew, IACSP Conference Dir.

09:00 - 10:00 J.M. Peterson: Keynote Speaker

Many of the same types of terrorists and their enablers, and tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) we are hunting overseas are the same types that either currently operate on our own soil or that we may face in the future. This ranges from hard-core terrorists, to radicalized ‘lone wolf terrorists,’ to possible ‘sleeper cells’ to very low level collaborators and fundraisers. They have had the opportunity to greatly refine their TTPs over the past 12 years and exhibit a tendency to constantly adapt and improve, particularly in light of our own TTPs and countermeasures to them.

Considering that we have already, except for the recent Boston Marathon Bombing, had a number of “near-misses” since 9-11, where terrorist attacks were thwarted or otherwise failed, some only by luck or ‘technical difficulties’ on the part of the attacker, they were successful before and they will try again and again. They are looking for ‘lucrative’, high pay-off targets domestically as we speak. This presentation takes a look at the current threat we are facing and what security professionals can do to prevent or stop an attack. Attendees will receive slideshow materials and handouts via email immediately following the symposium.

10:00 - 10:20 Coffee/Networking

10:20 - 11:20 Speaker: Michael Maloof

Michael will speak about the threat from an electromagnetic pulse attack on our critical infrastructure either from an impending solar storm of serious intensity expected between 2013 - and 2014 or a high altitude nuclear explosion that could have long term catastrophic consequences for our society and our way of life. A few years ago , a congressional commission went into considerable depth on those consequences to our electricity dependent infrastructures that include not only the power grid itself, but also telecommunications, our banking and finance system, and finally, our transportation system which delivers the very food and water our society depends on a daily basis.

While an electromagnetic pulse event on our civilian infrastructure could be serious, it can be managed if government at the federal, state and local levels gives a high priority to undertake preventive action to lessen its impact to recover from it.

11:20 - 12:20 Speaker: William Pat Schuber

The use of Unmanned Aviation Vehicles (UAV),aka Drones, has become an essential element of US Military and CIA counterterrorism policy. The "Death by Drones" of American born jihadist and a Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) leader has led to an ongoing debate as to the use of these instruments to target Americans. This presentation will examine the development and use of these vehicles in the War on Terror. A historical analysis of their use will be examined from WWII to the present. In addition the presentation will discuss the future development and use of these vehicles as an integral part of US Military police in matters of insurgency with special emphasis on their effectiveness, benefits, but also their disadvantages and possible blowback on US interests.

Finally the presentation will address the legal issues which have arisen as a result of the use of drones to target American citizens for extrajudicial killing. An analysis of the legal pros and cons taking into account the Bill of Rights, the President's powers as Commander in Chief and the Congressional Resolution authorizing use of force against those who perpetrated the 9/11 attacks (AUMF) will be presented.Ending with a discussion of the drone policy for future counterterrorism efforts.

12:20 - 01:20 Lunch/Networking

01:20 - 02:20 Speaker: Richard P. Wright

Crime and Terror in Latin America and the Caribbean (and Implications for US Security):
The growing involvement of Drug Trafficking Organizations in numerous other forms of criminal activity and development of local consumer drug markets, along with increasing indicators of terror group collaboration, has engendered a continuing degradation of security conditions in countries throughout the region.

Recent US elections and ongoing political changes in the region (e.g., Mexico, Venezuela) portend revisions of policies related to crime and terror. Border security and immigration reform are not the only issues, and the US would do well to consider the full scope of developments in the region. This presentation will discuss ongoing developments and identify key emerging issues.

02:20 - 03:20 Speaker: Amery Vasso

With the advent of Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks available to law enforcement and emergency responders and a variety of proposed military networking solutions specifically serving the dismounted soldier, the availability of content at the "edge" is here now. For military applications there is considerable debate surrounding this powerful information capability.

How to secure the information? Who receives what? Who needs what? What is the cognitive burden imposed by this technology? When does the amount of information impair intuition and diminish the value of experience? Undoubtedly law enforcement and emergency responders face comparable challenges. Answering these challenges is essential in maximizing the benefits of this technology and enabling optimum human performance.

03:20 - 03:40 Coffee/Networking

03:40 - 04:40 Speaker: Dr. Joseph A. Devine

The Role Of Anarchists In Domestic and International Terror: Anarchists seem an obscure entity lost to the fog of history. The term itself is tertiary to lexicon of modern terrorism. The very definition of anarchism and the impact of anarchists upon American history are generally misunderstood. Anarchists by their very nature pose an active and substantial threat to public safety and homeland security. Their potential threat is exponentially increased when insidious agents of domestic or international terror groups infiltrate their movements.

Chaos and terror instigated by anarchists throughout Europe, Asia and the United States remain a viable threat. Like global Jihadist movements, anarchists are not inherently linked to nation states. As such they present unique challenges to the law enforcement and intelligence communities.

The recent Occupy Wall Street Movement has characteristics of the anarchist activities of the 20th Century. The impact of anarchist movements in the early 20th Century served as a catalyst for the creation of the Bureau of Investigation. Under the leadership of J. Edgar Hoover this would become the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

05:00 - 06:00 Drawing for prizes: You must be present to receive a prize.

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