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The purpose of this podcast is to provide unclassified information about current trends in homeland security for the state of New Jersey, as well as educational information and resources for your awareness. Please feel free to add this podcast to your RSS feed or iTunes. You can also follow NJOHSP on Twitter @NJOHSP and Facebook. All links can be found in the show notes and on our website www.njohsp.gov.

Episode Date
Training & Exercise: The Regional Intelligence Academy
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_13556140.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">The Regional Intelligence Academy (RIA) is a training partnership comprised of NJOHSP, the New Jersey State Police, and the public safety agencies represented in the New Jersey Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) region. The curriculum aims to teach intelligence tradecraft to law enforcement, first responders, the private sector, and intelligence analysts throughout New Jersey, New York City, and the Philadelphia area. These programs also help design strategies, systems, and activities that provide for intelligence and information exchange and sharing.</span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Listen to our latest episode to understand more about the RIA and the services it provides to the intelligence community in the region.</span></strong></p>
Apr 15, 2019
Fueling The Flames: Extremists’ Response To New Zealand Attacks
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_13489655.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />On March 15, suspected white supremacist extremist Brenton Harrison Tarrant, a 28-year-old Australian man, attacked two mosques, killing 50 and injuring 50 others in Christchurch, New Zealand. In the immediate days following the attacks, various international terrorist groups and other white supremacist extremists commented on the attack, either condemning and calling for revenge or showing their support. In today’s podcast, our analysts will discuss how these various extremist groups have responded to this attack and implications for future threats.
Apr 01, 2019
2019 Threat Assessment Series: Enemies in Cyberspace - Cyberterrorism And Terrorists' Use Of The Internet
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_13403146.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">The New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC) assesses that cyber threat actors pose a moderate threat to New Jersey. The continued growth of IP-enabled devices for both personal and business uses will result in an increased attack surface for threat actors to target, impacting attached physical systems.</span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Tune in to the final installment of our 2019 Threat Assessment series as the NJCCIC analysts delve deeper into the cyber threats facing the State of New Jersey and its citizens.</span></strong></p>
Mar 18, 2019
2019 Threat Assessment Series: Domestic Terrorism - A Changing Environment
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_13349292.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-size: small; font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times;">Domestic extremists&rsquo; wide-ranging ideologies pose unique challenges to New Jersey and the surrounding region, as they employ a variety of robust methods to conduct attacks, have varying motivations, and are often willing to engage in violence. </span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: small; font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times;">Tune in to the next installment of our 2019 Threat Assessment series as our analysts sit down and discuss the evolving tactics of domestic extremists in 2018 and what the threat landscape posed by these groups will look like this year. </span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-size: x-small;"><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times;">Note: Some of the information discussed in this podcast describes First Amendment-protected activities. NJOHSP recognizes the constitutionally protected rights to assemble, speak, and petition the government. NJOHSP safeguards these rights and only reports on First Amendment-protected activities for situational awareness in the interest of assuring the safety and security of the demonstrators and the public.</span></em></span></p>
Mar 04, 2019
2019 Threat Assessment Series: Persistent Threat - Evolving Strategies of International Terror Groups
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_13282236.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Although overseas, foreign terrorist organizations pose unique challenges to homeland security professionals and law enforcement. These groups attempt to conduct attacks within the United States and have plotted to target US infrastructure as well as overseas US interests. In 2019, ISIS will maintain its insurgency in Iraq and Syria, support its global affiliates, and attempt to inspire attacks through propaganda dissemination, while al-Qa’ida and its affiliates will focus on targeting Western interests abroad, also disseminating propaganda to its followers, and attempting to expand its operations in West Africa. In this episode, our analysts discuss what 2018 looked like for these foreign terrorist groups, how they have evolved over the years, and what threat they may present to the State of New Jersey.
Feb 19, 2019
2019 Threat Assessment Series: Inspired Terrorists - A 2018 Review of Homegrown Violent Extremists
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_13243947.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />Homegrown Violent Extremists (HVEs) are individuals inspired—as opposed to directed—by foreign terrorist organizations and radicalized in the countries in which they are born, raised, or reside. These organizations continue to call for attacks in the West, despite the groups’ inability to execute large-scale attacks in recent years. HVE support in the United States for foreign terrorist organizations will remain unremitting, despite a decline in HVE attacks and overall activity since 2015. In 2018, there were seven individuals involved in attacks and plots nationwide and eight others charged with material support. Join us as we discuss why HVEs remain the highest threat to New Jersey due to their sustained support of foreign terrorist groups, the unpredictability of attacks, and their susceptibility to online propaganda.
Feb 04, 2019
All Threats. All Crimes. All Hazards.: Exploring The ROIC
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_13220202.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />The Regional Operations Intelligence Center (ROIC) is New Jersey’s state fusion center, a joint interagency intelligence enterprise comprised of 175 personnel from various law enforcement and public safety agencies. The ROIC is the State’s hub for intelligence and includes input and personnel from agencies such as the FBI, US Department of Homeland Security, NJOHSP, and numerous state, county, and municipal agencies. Analysts from all partnering agencies collaboratively link data to create “actionable” intelligence that guides tactical investigations in real time. The ROIC is also the home for the Office of Emergency Management and State Emergency Operations Center, and it serves as the command center for all State-led emergency response operations, such as natural disasters, chemical/nuclear emergencies, and terror alerts. During emergency response missions, the ROIC serves as the gateway for situational information and requests for aid. It allows a coordinated and measured response by matching requests with resources and personnel run by federal, state, and local agencies. Join us as we explore the inner workings of the ROIC and its whole-of-government approach to providing intelligence and resources across all threats, all crimes, and all hazards.
Jan 22, 2019
An Overview of the 2019 NJOHSP Terrorism Threat Assessment
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_13207208.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times;">In October, Robert Bowers targeted members of the Jewish community when he entered a Pittsburgh synagogue and opened fire, killing 11 people and injuring six. It was an attack not only toward members of that congregation, but also against all citizens throughout the United States who should be able to go about their daily lives without fearing for their safety at any event or venue. The threat from individuals who similarly wish to do harm has hit home in New Jersey as well. In May, NJOHSP detectives arrested and charged a sovereign citizen extremist for the first time under a new State statute for filing fraudulent liens. In October, an anti-government extremist transported explosive materials through our State with the goal of conducting an attack on Election Day in Washington, DC. That same month, Cesar Sayoc Jr. mailed Cory Booker and 15 other Democratic figureheads packages that contained improvised explosive devices.</span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times;">These incidents further demonstrate the wide-ranging ideologies associated with domestic terrorism and have only further strengthened our Office&rsquo;s resolve to protect the diversity that makes New Jersey so unique. Join us as we discuss the upcoming release of NJOHSP's 2019 Terrorism Threat Assessment and the threat extremist groups pose to New Jersey in 2019.</span></strong></p>
Jan 15, 2019
Homeland Security Starts with Hometown Security: NJOHSP's Hometown Security Initiative
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_13182391.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">The whole community&mdash;our residents, visitors, business owners, places of worship, schools, and community leaders&mdash;all play a vital role in keeping our communities safe and secure. Preparedness is a shared responsibility; it calls for the involvement of everyone&mdash;not just the government.</span></em></p> <p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">NJOHSP developed the Hometown Security Initiative as a pathway to engage our local communities to enhance their level of preparedness, building a more secure and resilient New Jersey. Piloted in June of 2016, the Hometown Security Initiative allows federal, state, and local agencies to connect directly with the local community, its small businesses, faith-based organizations, and educational institutions. Since the program&rsquo;s inception, we have held 10 Hometown Security seminars, attended by more than 500 residents.</span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">In today&rsquo;s podcast, we discuss New Jersey&rsquo;s Hometown Security Initiative with our key partners at the Department of Homeland Security and the New Jersey State Police. We will share how this effort fosters a culture of preparedness and lays the foundation to build capabilities in our communities across New Jersey.</span></strong></p>
Dec 31, 2018
Hacking Your Holiday: How to Protect Yourself From Cyber Criminals This Holiday Season
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_13161542.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">During the holiday season, it is important to maintain awareness of the many threats posed by cyber criminals while shopping online and in stores. The National Retail Federation estimates that Americans will exceed last year&rsquo;s holiday spending to total between $717-720 billion between November and December. As the popularity of online shopping continues to increase, so does the number of potential unsuspecting victims for cyber criminals to exploit. Scammers may target victims through a variety of methods, including via phone calls, text messages, emails, compromised websites, or unsecured Wi-Fi networks.</span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">This week, one of our cyber threat analysts at the New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC) discusses proactive steps to reduce your risk and make it harder for cyber criminals to succeed this holiday season.</span></strong></p>
Dec 17, 2018
Hate in Cyberspace: Online Platforms Provide Refuge for White Supremacist Extremists
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_13135875.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Historically, white supremacist extremists have leveraged alternative social media platforms to promulgate their ideologies, interact with like-minded individuals online, and attempt to radicalize others. On October 27, Robert Bowers, a suspected white supremacist extremist who espoused anti-Semitic comments online, shot and killed 11 people and injured six at a synagogue in Pittsburgh. Prior to the attack, Bowers posted on Gab, a social media website that claims it is a free-speech alternative to Facebook and Twitter, that the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society &ldquo;likes to bring invaders in that kill our people.&rdquo; Additionally, Bowers shared other anti-Semitic and xenophobic content online, including a picture with the numbers &ldquo;1488,&rdquo; a numeric combination popular with white supremacists.</span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Join us as our analysts delve into how white supremacist extremists have used online platforms and how they leverage social media for various causes.</span></strong></p>
Dec 03, 2018
Season's Tidings: NJOHSP's 2018 Holiday Threat Assessment
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_13108064.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">While there are no known or credible threats to New Jersey, the holiday season is marked with numerous festivals, outdoor gatherings, and large-scale events that offer attractive targets for terrorist organizations and extremists.</span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Join us as our analysts discuss current terrorist tactics and trends, as well as threats to critical infrastructure associated with this time of year.</span></strong></p>
Nov 19, 2018
Women and Terrorism: A Review of the Roles of Females in Homegrown Violent Extremism
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_13085853.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Women have often played significant, yet often overlooked, roles in terrorism throughout the modern age of political violence. As such, both ISIS and al-Qa&rsquo;ida continue to produce and disseminate propaganda targeting women in spite of the groups&rsquo; respective losses. There is a push to appeal to Arabic-speaking women in order to stay relevant and further their operations.</span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Tune in as our analysts discuss the recent arrests of female sympathizers in the United States. They also explore how female homegrown violent extremists and these terrorist groups continue encouraging supporters to conduct attacks on the groups&rsquo; behalf, provide guidance on behavior, fundraise for overseas operations, and issue threatening rhetoric online.</span></strong></p>
Nov 05, 2018
The Shore Secured - A Discussion with Cape May County CTC Aaron Sykes
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_13049221.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Millions of tourists visited the Jersey Shore this summer as numerous large-scale events took place along our shoreline. With the right information and resources, New Jersey&rsquo;s coastal towns ensured they had the ability to combat potential terror threats and kept beachgoers safe as they had fun in the sun.</span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Join Aaron Sykes, the Cape May County Counterterrorism Coordinator (CTC), and David Kanig, NJOHSP&rsquo;s CTC Coordinator, as they discuss the success of the State&rsquo;s Secure the Shore and Hometown Security initiatives, and how law enforcement, first responders, and other public and private partners deployed a coordinated and comprehensive strategy to inform and prepare our shore communities this past summer and into the fall and winter seasons.</span></strong></p>
Oct 15, 2018
#HateHasNoPlaceInNJ - The NJOHSP Interfaith Advisory Council
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_12956588.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Created in 2012, the Interfaith Advisory Council (IAC) provides a venue for government officials and members of law enforcement to maintain an open dialogue with hundreds of Christian, Muslim, Sikh, and Jewish faith-based leaders throughout New Jersey. Open communication at these quarterly meetings has strengthened the goodwill between law enforcement and faith-based groups that is crucial toward keeping religious communities safe and secure in one of the most diverse states in the nation.</span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Join NJOHSP Director Jared Maples and Chief of Staff Patrick Rigby as they discuss the importance of the IAC, provide examples of what occurs at meetings, and highlight the many valuable resources available to New Jersey&rsquo;s faith-based communities.</span></strong></p>
Aug 20, 2018
Mapping Terror Series: Domestic Terrorism in 2017
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_12912249.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Last year, there were 45 domestic terrorist attacks, disrupted plots, threats of violence, and instances of weapons stockpiling. NJOHSP defines domestic terrorism as violence committed by individuals or groups&mdash;including race-based, single-issue, anti-government, and religious extremist ideologies&mdash;associated primarily with US-based movements.</span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Tune in to our discussion on the threat presented by domestic terrorists, NJOHSP&rsquo;s process for tracking their activity in 2017, and some high-profile cases in New Jersey.</span></strong></p>
Jul 23, 2018
Mapping Terror Series: Homegrown Violent Extremists in the US, 2017
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_12863289.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Last year, a total of 34 homegrown violent extremists (HVEs) conducted acts of terrorism across the United States. Overall, there were 13 attacks and plots nationwide&mdash;two involving New Jersey residents&mdash;and 22 individuals were charged with material support or other related offenses nationwide. </span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Tune in to our discussion on the HVE threat, including a look at their continued ability to operate in New Jersey and throughout the United States while connecting with like-minded individuals online and acting independently from organized terrorist groups. Learn what resources are available as our communities try to detect and deter this threat.</span></strong></p>
Jun 21, 2018
Secure the Shore: Keeping New Jersey’s Beaches and Boardwalks Safe
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_12809851.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">As millions of tourists prepare to head down to the Jersey Shore this summer, it is important to remember that our waterfront communities host hundreds of large-scale events every summer, attracting millions of visitors. With the right information and resources, New Jersey&rsquo;s coastal towns can ensure they have the ability to combat potential terror threats and keep beachgoers safe as they have fun in the sun.</span></em></p> <p><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;"><strong>Join Guy McCormick, the Monmouth County Counterterrorism Coordinator (CTC), Joe McFadden, the Atlantic County Critical Infrastructure Coordinator (CIC), and Detective Paul Kwiecinski, NJOHSP, as they discuss the State&rsquo;s Secure the Shore Initiative. Through this initiative, NJOHSP and its law enforcement partners deploy a coordinated and comprehensive strategy to inform and prepare shore communities for potential threats.</strong></span></p>
May 21, 2018
Active Shooter Threats - Response, Resources, and Resiliency
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_12780051.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em>From Las Vegas to Parkland, Florida, the frequency of active shooter events across the United States has increased over the past few years. The various individuals, locations, and motives that make up these incidents highlight how they can take place anywhere and at any time. Understanding the best ways to respond to active shooter situations can help save lives.</em></p> <p><strong>Join Ed Moore, NJOHSP&rsquo;s Active Shooter Trainer, and Ben Castillo, Director of the NJ Department of Education&rsquo;s Office of School Preparedness and Emergency Planning, as they discuss the efforts being taken in New Jersey to prepare for such events, options available to those involved in active shooter situations, and available resources and trainings provided by the State and other agencies.</strong></p>
May 03, 2018
2018 Threat Assessment Series: Enemies in Cyberspace - Cyberterrorism and Terrorists' Use of the Internet
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_12750595.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">According to our 2018 NJ Terrorism Threat Assessment and our partners at the New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC), terrorists will increasingly use encryption, the dark web, and cryptocurrencies for recruitment and to spread propaganda. They will also use those items to encourage lone-wolf attacks, facilitate their operations, and acquire weapons to conduct physical attacks against targets. As such, we have seen social media companies remove extremist content and suspend accounts, forcing extremists to move their Internet activities to less active platforms, limiting their potential influence. </span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Join us as analysts from our office and the NJCCIC provide insight into terrorist groups&rsquo; current cyber capabilities and their predictions of what their future cyber operations may look like. Additionally, the analysts discuss the challenges for social media and web hosting companies in policing terrorists&rsquo; content on their sites.</span></strong></p>
Apr 16, 2018
2018 Threat Assessment Series: Domestic Terrorism - A Changing Environment
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_12724398.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Throughout the last year, domestic extremist groups&mdash;particularly anarchists, militia members, and white supremacists&mdash;in New Jersey and neighboring states clashed, traveled across state lines, and were, at times, subject to foreign influence.</span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Join our intelligence analysts as they discuss trends presented in the 2018 NJOHSP Terrorism Threat Assessment, as well as their outlook for the domestic terrorism threat in 2018.</span></strong></p>
Apr 02, 2018
2018 Threat Assessment Series: Persistent Threat - Evolving Strategies of International Terror Groups
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_12698867.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Over the last year, ISIS has lost a significant amount of territory, but the group will continue to spread its influence. Al-Qa'ida in 2018 will rely on its affiliates to act autonomously as the group becomes more decentralized. NJOHSP places ISIS and al-Qa'ida as moderate threats to New Jersey in 2018.</span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">In today's episode, our analysts discuss what 2017 looked like for these international terrorist groups and what the 2018 threat landscape posed by these groups looks like.</span></strong></p>
Mar 19, 2018
2018 Threat Assessment Series: Inspired Terrorists - A 2017 Review of Homegrown Violent Extremists
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_12670979.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Homegrown violent extremists (HVEs) are individuals inspired&mdash;as opposed to directed&mdash;by a foreign terrorist organization, and radicalized in the countries in which they are born, raised, or reside. While international terrorist organizations have encouraged HVEs to carry out attacks, in many instances, personal grievances influence their ideology, target selection, and violent acts. HVEs can be radicalized through posts on social media&mdash;including Facebook, YouTube, and Telegram&mdash;that encourage attacks in the West or support for terrorists overseas.</span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">In the year ahead, HVEs will remain New Jersey's most compelling threat. Join us as we discuss how HVEs continue to demonstrate an ability to operate in New Jersey and throughout the region, while connecting with like-minded individuals online and acting independently from organized terrorist groups, making them difficult for law enforcement to detect and deter.</span></strong></p>
Mar 05, 2018
Extremists Exploiting Security Positions
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_12657687.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">An NJOHSP review of terrorism cases in 2016-17 demonstrates extremists in the West sought employment with private security firms in order to gain weapons experience and access to secure facilities. Although not all security personnel are given weapons training, the position affords credentials, uniforms, and access to otherwise restricted areas. For example, Dahir Adan from St. Cloud, Minnesota, wore his security uniform to enter a mall without suspicion and attack patrons in 2016. Khuram Butt from London sought employment at a security firm that specializes in working sporting events in June 2017 to potentially conduct attacks at the Wimbledon tennis tournament. </span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Join us on this episode of <em>Intelligence. Unclassified.</em> as we take a deeper dive into this emerging trend and how it has even affected our very own state.</span></strong></p>
Feb 26, 2018
An Overview of the 2018 NJOHSP Terrorism Threat Assessment
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_12606908.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Join us as we discuss the upcoming release of NJOHSP's 2018 Terrorism Threat Assessment. Discussion topics include the purpose of the threat assessment, how it has evolved over the years, and the threat extremist groups pose to New Jersey moving into 2018.</span></strong></p>
Jan 29, 2018
Season Two Finale
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_12526428.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">This podcast marks not only the 100th episode of <em>Intelligence. Unclassified.</em>, but also the end of Season Two.&nbsp;We hope you found value in the topics we covered this year, and enjoyed our speakers as they shared their insights and enthusiasm. To commemorate this occasion, our very own Director Jared Maples joins Director of Intelligence Rosemary Martorana in reviewing 2017 in homeland security and what the future holds for our office.</span></strong></p>
Dec 11, 2017
Exploring the Center for Critical Intelligence Studies at Rutgers University
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_12514577.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Rutgers became a federally-designated Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence (IC CAE) through a grant award from the Defense Intelligence Agency in January 2015. Since that time, Rutgers University-New Brunswick has established a popular, new minor in Critical Intelligence Studies in collaboration with the SAS political science department; executed a number of certificate programs in intelligence/national security for undergraduate and graduate students across the University; hosted conferences on the most pressing issues in the field; and developed programs to prepare students for potential careers within the Intelligence Community. CCIS continues the work of managing and implementing all existing and new endeavors related to the IC CAE Program. </span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Join Analysis Bureau Chief Dean Baratta as he discusses this novel program with its advisor Ava Mejlesi and how it leverages ties with a variety of agencies to conduct research, develop practical initiatives, and provide educational and career opportunities for Rutgers students through increased opportunities for interaction with law enforcement and intelligence professionals.</span></strong></p>
Dec 04, 2017
Foreign Terrorist Propaganda - A Year in Review
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_12501773.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;"><strong id="yui_3_17_2_1_1511795360030_98859">Tune-in to this episode of <em>Intelligence. Unclassified</em>. as Analysis Bureau Chief Dean Baratta and Intelligence Analysts Alyssa Potter, Travis Gross, and Dylan Brody cover&nbsp;topics and trends of propaganda among al-Qa&rsquo;ida, al-Qa&rsquo;ida in the Arabian Peninsula, and ISIS.</strong></span></p>
Nov 27, 2017
Staying Cyber Safe This Holiday Season
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_12489763.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), American consumers are expected to spend an average of $967 during the 2017 holiday shopping season. This is an approximate 3.5 percent increase from last year&rsquo;s projections, and a majority of these purchases are expected to take place online. The NRF Consumer Survey found that online shopping is the preferred method of purchase this year for the first time in the survey&rsquo;s history. Last year, Adobe reported that approximately $5.27 billion was spent in online sales between Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday, with $1.2 billion spent in purchases made through the use of mobile devices.</span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">As the popularity of online shopping continues to increase, so does the number of potential unsuspecting victims for cyber criminals to exploit. This week, one of our cyber threat analysts at the New Jersey Cybersecurity Communications and Integration Cell (NJCCIC) discusses proactive steps to reduce your risk and make it harder for cyber criminals to succeed this holiday season.</span></strong></p>
Nov 20, 2017
Children of the Caliphate - Young ISIS Returnees and the Reintegration Challenge
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_12476529.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">In recent years, the world has been repeatedly shocked by the gruesome images and actions of ISIS, in particular the footage and stories of children as young as eight executing people. Children play an important role in the organization: the children of the caliphate are seen as "the future of ISIS," and therefore education and propaganda are an important form of indoctrination. ISIS uses minors for suicide attacks, executions and fighting. Research has shown that IS propaganda between in 2015 and 2016 included 89 eulogies of children and youths&mdash;a number that steadily increased each monthly, showing that ISIS has gradually opted for this tactic. The role of minors and their future causes international concern for a broad range of reasons. Growing up and potentially fighting in armed conflict will traumatize a large number of these children. Also, what will happen with these children if the Caliphate collapses? Human Rights Watch expressed concerns about the birth registrations that will most likely not be recognized by the international community &ndash; potentially leaving children stateless. </span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">This week on <em>Intelligence. Unclassified.</em>, Analysis Bureau Chief Dean Baratta had an enlightening call with researcher Liesbeth van der Heide from the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT), where they talk about her recent paper, Children of the Caliphate. They will explore the findings she and her co-author provide on young or juvenile ISIS returnees, assessing what sets juvenile returnees apart from adult returnees or the broader population of young criminals, and scoping the potential venues and challenges in their rehabilitation and reintegration.</span></strong></p>
Nov 13, 2017
VOX-Pol Training Academy - Topics in Violent Political Extremism, Terrorism, and the Internet
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_12463781.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">The VOX-Pol program&rsquo;s second week-long Training Academy in the Netherlands is designed to provide policymakers, law enforcement, social media companies, and others professionally-tasked with responding to violent online extremism and terrorism with an introduction to the role of the Internet in contemporary violent political extremism(s), including the online strategies of violent jihadis and the extreme right; the role of the Internet in lone actor terrorism; the online behaviors of convicted terrorists; and online CVE (Countering Violent Extremism). </span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">The Training Academy is composed of a mix of formal lectures and hands-on labs. The latter are dedicated to providing participants with an overview of tools and methods for research and analysis in this domain. This past summer, Analysis Bureau Chief Dean Baratta and Intelligence Analyst Paige Schilling attended the academy as presenters and participants. Tune in to hear their insights on this unique and valuable experience.</span></strong></p>
Nov 06, 2017
Preparing for Multiple Mass Gatherings - A Local and County Perspective
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_12449549.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Recent attacks, including those at the Boston Marathon, Seaside Park Semper 5K, concert in Manchester, England, and, most recently, the Las Vegas concert, demonstrate that large-scale events remain attractive targets for terrorists and active shooters. </span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">On this episode of <em>Intelligence. Unclassified.</em>, Point Pleasant Beach Police Chief Joseph Michigan and Agent Ron Jennings of the Ocean County Prosecutor&rsquo;s Office joined us to discuss special events and mass gatherings. No strangers to handling multiple large events simultaneously, they shared their insights and best practices on how to better secure and plan for such gatherings.</span></strong></p>
Oct 30, 2017
Displaying Hate - A Look at White Supremacist Extremist Imagery
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_12436845.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">White supremacist extremists often use imagery that can be broken down into four categories&mdash;traditional, religious, Nazi-related, and Internet-based&mdash;to convey their ideology, show support for a specific group, or intimidate minority populations. These symbols should not automatically be assumed to be hate-related, but should be evaluated in the context in which they are used.</span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Recently, our office partnered with the Anti-Defamation League to produce a comprehensive resource on the current imagery we are seeing in the white supremacist movement. Tune in as our analysts explore these symbols and their meanings.</span></strong></p>
Oct 23, 2017
Terrorism or Not? A Look at Labelling
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_12424263.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">In the wake of a tragedy, classification of an act of mass violence appears daunting. The key point, whether it is terrorism or not, depends on the intent of the person conducting the violence, not the method, timing or victims.</span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Join NJOHSP Director of Intelligence Rosemary Martorana and Analysis Bureau Chief Dean Baratta as they discuss the inherent issues in first-to-report designations of terrorism, as well as a three criterion test that can help sniff out the difference between a mass violence incident and an act of terrorism.</span></strong></p>
Oct 16, 2017
Cybersecurity in the Workplace is Everyone’s Business
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_12413787.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity. The Internet touches almost all aspects of everyone&rsquo;s daily life, whether we realize it or not. National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is designed to engage and educate public and private sector partners through events and initiatives to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity, provide them with tools and resources needed to stay safe online, and increase the resiliency of the Nation in the event of a cyber incident.</span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">In the second week of NCSAM, we focus on cybersecurity in the workplace. Creating a culture of cybersecurity is critical for all organizations and must be a shared responsibility among all employees. Join one of our cyber intelligence analysts as she discusses how organizations can protect against the most common cyber threats and the resources available to help strengthen cyber resilience.</span></strong></p>
Oct 10, 2017
The Rise of #Vanguard #America
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_12398081.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">In the past six months, Vanguard America&mdash;a white supremacist group&mdash;has expanded beyond Internet-based activity to attending violent protests nationwide, distributing propaganda, and intimidating minority populations. The leader of the group claims there are approximately 200 members in 20 states, including New Jersey.</span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Join Intelligence Analyst Paige Schilling and Analysis Bureau Chief Dean Baratta as they explore what this movement is all about and how their actions have impacted New Jersey.</span></strong></p>
Oct 02, 2017
National Preparedness Month Wrap-Up - A Look at Supply Chain Resilience
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_12385256.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">For the final week of National Preparedness Month, we take a look at supply chains, which are comprised of all the organizations and individuals involved in creating a product and getting it to a consumer. Understanding how supply chains work in New Jersey allows NJOHSP to work with private-sector partners on building supply chain resilience and ensure the products and services people rely on are accessible after a disruption. Join Senior Planners Charlie Ambio, Jim McDavitt, and Scott Gibson as they discuss supply chains and their importance to consumers, businesses, and government on the latest episode of <em>Intelligence. Unclassified.</em></span></strong></p>
Sep 25, 2017
A Discussion with New Jersey’s Mental Health Experts on Disaster and Terrorism
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_12372537.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">One component of counterterrorism that is rarely talked about is the psychological impacts of terrorist attacks and other forms of mass violence. The Disaster and Terrorism Branch (DTB) of the Department of Human Services&rsquo; Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services is the recognized mental health authority for disaster and mental health services in New Jersey. In this episode, Director of DTB, Dr. Adrienne Fessler Belli, and the Director of Training for DTB, Steve Crimando, discuss how their mission fills this extremely important void.</span></strong></p>
Sep 18, 2017
Domestic Terrorism Conference Series: From Radicalization to Reconciliation, One Man’s Experience with White Supremacy (Part Two)
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_12360146.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">In May 2017, NJOHSP hosted over 250 federal, state, and local intelligence and law enforcement, academic, and private-sector partners for the 2nd Annual Domestic Terrorism Conference. The event provided a forum to discuss the threat of extremists and groups aligned with race-based, single-issue, anti-government, and religious ideologies in the United States. Over the last several weeks, you have heard from some of the experts who shared their research and insights at the conference.</span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">In the final episode of the 2017 Domestic Terrorism Conference series, former white supremacist Frank Meeink discusses his radicalization process to extremism. His story provides an insight into white supremacist ideology, recruitment strategies, and his efforts to help others leave the movement. In Part Two of the episode, Frank delves deeper into the broader white supremacy movement and ideology.</span></strong></p>
Sep 11, 2017
Domestic Terrorism Conference Series: From Radicalization to Reconciliation, One Man’s Experience with White Supremacy (Part One)
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_12349498.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">In May 2017, NJOHSP hosted over 250 federal, state, and local intelligence and law enforcement, academic, and private-sector partners for the 2nd Annual Domestic Terrorism Conference. The event provided a forum to discuss the threat of extremists and groups aligned with race-based, single-issue, anti-government, and religious ideologies in the United States. Over the last several weeks, you have heard from some of the experts who shared their research and insights at the conference.</span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">In the final episodes of the 2017 Domestic Terrorism Conference series, former white supremacist Frank Meeink discusses his radicalization process to extremism. His story provides an insight into white supremacist ideology, recruitment strategies, and his efforts to help others leave the movement.&nbsp;Part One will take a look at his indoctrination and what eventually lead him to leave and speak out against hate.</span></strong></p>
Sep 05, 2017
Domestic Terrorism Conference Series: Counter-Jihad Movements and the European Far Right
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_12336104.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">In May 2017, NJOHSP hosted over 250 federal, state, and local intelligence and law enforcement, academic, and private-sector partners for the 2nd Annual Domestic Terrorism Conference. The event provided a forum to discuss the threat of extremists and groups aligned with race-based, single-issue, anti-government, and religious ideologies in the United States. Over the next several weeks, you will hear from some of the experts who shared their research and insights at the conference.</span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">In this episode, Analysis Bureau Chief Dean Baratta is joined by Dr. Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens to discuss the growth of right-wing movements in Europe. The two explore how far-right movements, such as the English Defence League, have been able to garner support.</span></strong></p>
Aug 28, 2017
Hizballah - Recent US Arrests Reveal Preoperational Planning
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_12325452.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">On June 1, federal authorities arrested two individuals tied to Hizballah&rsquo;s Islamic Jihad Organization&mdash;which is responsible for planning intelligence-gathering, counterintelligence and terrorist activities on behalf of the group internationally&mdash;for attempting to provide material support, among other charges. Ali Mohamad Kourani conducted surveillance on a variety of targets in New York City, including FBI offices, an Army National Guard facility, a US Secret Service facility, a US Army armory, and John F. Kennedy International Airport.</span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Join Director of Intelligence Rosemary Martorana and Intelligence Analyst Paige Schilling as they explore how this case is unique compared to other Hizballah related arrests in the United States.</span></strong></p>
Aug 21, 2017
Episode 33: A Peek Inside the Caliphate - Examining Recent ISIS Propaganda
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_12324692.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: small;">Each month, ISIS has issued an online, English language magazine called Rumiyah. It is designed to boast morale and provide tactical guidance to a global audience. Although this is the 12th edition of the Rumiyah series, ISIS has excelled in its propaganda efforts, which is evident in not only Rumiyah, but also its predecessor magazine, Dabiq, as well as their high-quality video messaging campaigns.. </span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: times new roman,times; font-size: small;"> Tune in as we unpack the most recent edition of <em>Rumiyah</em>, published a day before the release of a new video detailing instructions for a new &ldquo;terror tactics.&rdquo;</span></strong></p>
Aug 14, 2017
Domestic Terrorism Conference Series: Combating Domestic Terrorism with Thomas Brzozowski
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_12301684.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">In May 2017, NJOHSP hosted over 250 federal, state, and local intelligence and law enforcement, academic, and private-sector partners for the 2nd Annual Domestic Terrorism Conference. The event provided a forum to discuss the threat of extremists and groups aligned with race-based, single-issue, anti-government, and religious ideologies in the United States. Over the next several weeks, you will hear from some of the experts who shared their research and insights at the conference.</span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Intelligence Analyst Angie Gad sat down with Thomas E. Brzozowski, Counsel for Domestic Terrorism at the US Department of Justice (DOJ), to discuss the complexities of dealing with the domestic terrorism landscape in the United States. Mr. Brzozowski highlights the difficulties in defining domestic terrorism, ways the DOJ disrupts domestic terror plots, and how charges are levied against domestic terrorists.</span></strong></p>
Aug 07, 2017
Domestic Terrorism Conference Series: Dangerous Discourse - Researching Violent Online Political Extremism
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_12286326.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">In May 2017, NJOHSP hosted over 250 federal, state, and local intelligence and law enforcement, academic, and private-sector partners for the 2nd Annual Domestic Terrorism Conference. The event provided a forum to discuss the threat of extremists and groups aligned with race-based, single-issue, anti-government, and religious ideologies in the United States. Over the next several weeks, you will hear from some of the experts who shared their research and insights at the conference.</span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">In this episode, Analysis Bureau Chief Dean Baratta sat down with Lisa McInerney of VOX-Pol, an academic research network focused on researching the prevalence, contours, functions, and impacts of violent online political extremism and responses to it. We explore their efforts on combating violent online political extremism and radicalization, as well as current strategies and lessons learned from prior incidents of radicalization.</span></strong></p>
Jul 31, 2017
Domestic Terrorism Conference Series: Exploring the ARTIC with David Westerlind and Kevin Cunningham
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_12270808.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">In May 2017, NJOHSP hosted over 250 federal, state, and local intelligence and law enforcement, academic, and private-sector partners for the 2nd Annual Domestic Terrorism Conference. The event provided a forum to discuss the threat of extremists and groups aligned with race-based, single-issue, anti-government, and religious ideologies in the United States. Over the next several weeks, you will hear from some of the experts who shared their research and insights at the conference.</span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Analysis Bureau Chief Dean Baratta sat down with Kevin P. Cunningham and David Westerlind from the US Army Threat Integration Center (ARTIC), to explore the evolving threat landscape against US service members. Tune in as they discuss how the ARTIC is able to provide force protection and situational awareness to the Army in order to deter various criminal and terrorist threats.</span></strong></p>
Jul 24, 2017
Within the Pages of Rumiyah 11
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_12258211.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">On July 13, ISIS released the 11th edition of their English language magazine <em>Rumiyah</em>.&nbsp;Analysis Bureau Chief Dean Baratta talks about what the content tells us about the current state of the group and the threats it may pose to New Jersey in the future.</span></strong></p>
Jul 17, 2017
Domestic Terrorism Conference Series: Patriotism, Dissent, and the Edge of Violence with Sam Jackson
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_12245987.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">In May 2017, NJOHSP hosted over 250 federal, state, and local intelligence and law enforcement, academic, and private-sector partners for the 2nd Annual Domestic Terrorism Conference. The event provided a forum to discuss the threat of extremists and groups aligned with race-based, single-issue, anti-government, and religious ideologies in the United States. Over the next several weeks, you will hear from some of the experts who shared their research and insights at the conference. </span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">In today&rsquo;s episode, we sit down with Sam Jackson, a Ph.D. candidate at Syracuse University, to explore his investigations into the political philosophy and identity of the Patriot/militia movements in the United States. Tune in as he discusses how these groups use American political ideas and history to build political stories, aimed at the American public, that support their political identity and justify their political behavior.</span></strong></p>
Jul 10, 2017
Domestic Terrorism Conference Series: Outlining Russian Influence Operations with Clint Watts
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_12235022.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">In May 2017, NJOHSP hosted over 250 federal, state, and local intelligence and law enforcement, academic, and private-sector partners for the 2nd Annual Domestic Terrorism Conference. The event provided a forum to discuss the threat of extremists and groups aligned with race-based, single-issue, anti-government, and religious ideologies in the United States. Over the next several weeks, you will hear from some of the experts who shared their research and insights at the conference. </span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">In today&rsquo;s episode, Clint Watts joins <em>Intelligence. Unclassified. </em>once again to discuss his recent testimony before Congress concerning Russia&rsquo;s strategy to disrupt the US and the active measures being used by Russia to distribute political, financial, and social messages.</span></strong></p>
Jul 03, 2017
Avatars of the Earth - Eco-Radicals and CBRN Weapons
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_12223389.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">This podcast has been adapted from a recent IntelUnclass webinar, during which Analysis Bureau Chief Dean Baratta invited Philipp Bleek, an assistant professor at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, and Zachary Kallenborn, a Senior Associate Analyst at ANSER, to explore environmental extremism and the use of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) weapons. Tune in as they discuss the threat of a CBRN attack from fringe elements within the radical environmental movement.</span></strong></p>
Jun 26, 2017
USCG Sector Delaware Bay Area Maritime Security Committee
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_12210726.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">The Area Maritime Security Committees (AMSCs) were established under the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 to provide contingency planning, review and updates of Area Maritime Security Plans. AMSCs enhance communication between port stakeholders within federal, state, and local agencies, along with industry partners to address maritime security issues. The Sector Delaware Bay AMSC brings together stakeholders from New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware for collaborative planning, coordination, communication, as well as to identify effective security measures across all segments of the Maritime Transportation System.</span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Jim McDavitt, Senior Planner from our Preparedness Bureau, sits down with Captain Benjamin Cooper, who serves as the Commander of Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay and Captain of the Port of Philadelphia, to discuss how AMSC plays a vital role in bolstering the security of our Nation&rsquo;s ports.</span></strong></p>
Jun 19, 2017
From JerseyNet to FirstNet - A Force Multiplier for Public Safety
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_12201643.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">FirstNet (First Responder Network Authority) was created in 2012 to deploy the country&rsquo;s first nationwide, broadband network dedicated to public safety &ndash; a network that will provide the capacity, coverage, priority, pre-emption and quality of service our first responders need when we call on them in disasters and emergencies. Recently, FirstNet announced an innovative public-private partnership with AT&amp;T to leverage resources and private sector skills to deploy the FirstNet Network in all 50 states, five US territories and the District of Columbia. The effort is a significant investment in the communications infrastructure that public safety fought for and desperately needs for day-to-day operations, disaster response and recovery, and securing large events. New Jersey successfully deployed its New Jersey Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) project. Dubbed as JerseyNet, the project is an &ldquo;early builder&rdquo; of the FirstNet network, ensuring that New Jersey public safety stakeholders have a secure, resilient, and sustainable broadband network that can deliver mobile mission-critical capabilities such as real-time video, sharing of crime information, and incident scene mapping. JerseyNet is the nation&rsquo;s first deployable wireless communications network dedicated for use by public safety agencies. Created to address the challenges of providing public safety officials with uninterrupted service during emergencies, JerseyNet is part of a nationwide interoperable communications movement working to connect first responders across different agencies, regions, and technologies. </span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Join Director of Policy and Planning Eric Tysarczyk and Former Governor of Vermont Jim Douglas, a member of the FirstNet Board, as they explore the FirstNet network, what is it, how it impacts New Jersey, specifically our own proof of concept network, JerseyNet, and state plans for the next step in rolling out FirstNet&rsquo;s high-speed network for the millions of public safety users in all 56 states and US territories.</span></strong></p>
Jun 14, 2017
Special Edition Episode: Rumiyah Issue 10 and the Rumored Death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_12201668.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">In this episode, Analysis Bureau Chief Dean Baratta and Intelligence Analyst Angie Gad discuss ISIS&rsquo;s English-language magazine,&nbsp;<em>Rumiyah</em>, focusing on its themes, the tactical guidance offered to supporters, and the influence it has on sympathizers conducting attacks. The podcast concludes with a look into what could likely happen to ISIS in the event of the death of it's leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.</span></strong></p>
Jun 13, 2017
2017 ISA Conference Series: Exploring PIRUS with Patrick James (START)
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_12184490.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">The Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States (PIRUS)&nbsp;dataset contains deidentified individual-level information on the backgrounds, attributes, and radicalization processes of nearly 1,500 violent and non-violent extremists who adhere to far-right, far-left, Islamist, or single-issue ideologies in the United States covering 1948-2013. Coded using entirely public sources of information, the PIRUS dataset is among the first efforts to understand domestic radicalization from an empirical and scientifically rigorous perspective. Users can now explore the rich PIRUS data using the Keshif data visualization tool, a user-friendly platform that allows for intuitive and insightful analysis of the data in real-time.</span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Intelligence Analyst Paige Schilling sits down with Patrick James, project manager for PIRUS, to discuss PIRUS&rsquo;s purpose and goals, trends, future research, and intentions to continue data to the present day.</span></strong></p>
Jun 05, 2017
Election Security in New Jersey
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_12175611.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">The election infrastructure subsector is complex and includes both physical and cyber assets, including voter registration databases, voting machines, and other systems to manage elections and report results, as well as storage facilities, polling places, and centralized vote tabulation locations. </span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;"> In advance of the New Jersey primary on June 6, Erin Henry, Principal Planner in the Preparedness Bureau at NJOHSP, sat down with Michael Geraghty, State Chief Information Security Officer, and Robert Giles, Director of the State Division of Elections, to discuss New Jersey election systems security and efforts in New Jersey to keep these election assets secure and the voting process free from interference. Although there are no specific or credible threats to election systems in New Jersey, the FBI confirmed cyber attacks on voter registration systems in Arizona and Illinois in 2016.</span></strong></p>
May 31, 2017
2017 ISA Conference Series: Studying Terrorism Empirically with Dr. Gary LaFree (START)
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_12172770.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">The National Consortium for the Study and Responses to Terrorism (START), launched in 2005, is a university-based research and education center comprised of an international network of scholars committed to the scientific study of the causes and human consequences of terrorism in the United States and around the world. A Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence headquartered at the University of Maryland, START supports the research efforts of leading social scientists at more than 50 academic and research institutions, each of whom is conducting original investigations into fundamental questions about terrorism. START has developed educational materials and programs specifically designed for instructors and students at the secondary, university, and graduate levels. Educational resources available through START include relevant teaching tools and a range of unique data sources that can be integrated into an array of courses to deepen students' understanding of the dynamics of terrorism. START also has internships and funding opportunities available to undergraduate and graduate students engaged in terrorism research. </span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Among the network of scholars, some of which have been featured on <em>Intelligence. Unclassified. </em>over the last several weeks, is Dr. Gary LaFree, who not only leads START as its Director, but also teaches as a criminology professor at the University of Maryland. Today, he and Intelligence Analyst Paige Schilling discuss a variety of topics in the study of terrorism, including the difficulties of gathering information, the government&rsquo;s approach when it comes to international versus domestic terrorism, and the inspiration for writing his recent book, <em>Countering Terrorism</em>.</span></strong></p>
May 30, 2017
2017 ISA Conference Series: A Discussion on CBRN Weapons with Gary Ackerman (START)
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_12157939.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) weapons are an emerging threat. In this week's episode, Analysis Bureau Chief Dean Baratta sat with Gary Ackerman, the Director of the Unconventional Weapons and Technology Division at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism&nbsp;(START), to discuss the potential use of these weapons, the capabilities to create such weapons, their attractiveness to terrorist groups. and how prepared the United States currently is for the eventuality of such an attack.</span></strong></p>
May 22, 2017
Keeping Schools Safe - Plan, Prevent, Protect
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_12148862.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">School safety is a topic of conversation all over the country with threats or incidents being reported every day. Every type of school in the country has the same threats against them as seen in examples such as the Sandy Hook elementary shooting, the Columbine High School shooting, and the Virginia Tech University shooting. Here in New Jersey, school safety and security are supported by the New Jersey Department of Education&rsquo;s, Office of School Preparedness and Emergency Planning. This office helps schools in every district of New Jersey by guiding and assisting in their security plans. Parents, teachers and students are encouraged to educate themselves on school safety as much as possible to be prepared for any type of incident or emergency.</span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Senior Planner Scott Gibson from our Preparedness Bureau sits down with Director Ben Castillo of the Office of School Preparedness and Emergency Planning to discuss school safety in New Jersey.</span></strong></p>
May 17, 2017
2017 ISA Conference Series: Understanding Fidayin Attacks with Herbert Tinsley (START)
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_12145267.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Fidayin is a term used to refer to various military groups willing to sacrifice their lives in open combat with overwhelming enemies, which has been a favored tactic among Islamic warriors and, more recently, jihadist terrorists. According to Herbert Tinsley, a researcher at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland, the 2015 Charlie Hebdo massacre and the November 2015 Paris attacks are potentially the realization of years of covert evolution. The genes of this evolution, known as fidayin tactics, were once claimed by a Pakistani Taliban spokesman to make the mujahidin &ldquo;invincible.&rdquo;</span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Analysis Bureau Chief Dean Baratta was able to sit down with Mr. Tinsley at the 2017 International Studies Association conference to delve into fidayin attacks, as well as identity construction in jihadist literature.</span></strong></p>
May 15, 2017
2017 ISA Conference Series: Wrapping Up the Final Days
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_12131269.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">The International Studies Association&nbsp;(ISA) is one of the oldest interdisciplinary associations dedicated to understanding international, transnational and global affairs. Its more than 7,000 members span the globe, comprising academics, practitioners, policy experts, private sector workers and independent researchers, among others. The Association has long served as a central hub for the exchange of ideas and for networking and programmatic initiatives among those involved in the study, teaching, and practice of international studies.</span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">This past February,&nbsp;Analysis Bureau Chief Dean Baratta and Intelligence Analysts Paige Schilling and Angie Gad took<em> Intelligence. Unclassified.</em>&nbsp;on the road with them to the 2017 ISA annual conference. There, they were able to listen to various insightful presentations and interact with some of the best researchers in the field of terrorism. Over the next few weeks, you'll hear their daily thoughts on what they heard each day, as well as from outside researchers they were able to pull aside in order to delve further into some cutting edge research from the field.</span></strong></p>
May 08, 2017
2017 ISA Conference Series: Reflections on Day Two
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_12118066.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;"><em>The International Studies Association (ISA) is one of the oldest interdisciplinary associations dedicated to understanding international, transnational and global affairs. Its more than 7,000 members span the globe, comprising academics, practitioners, policy experts, private sector workers and independent researchers, among others. The Association has long served as a central hub for the exchange of ideas and for networking and programmatic initiatives among those involved in the study, teaching, and practice of international studies. </em></span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">This past February, Analysis Bureau Chief Dean Baratta and Intelligence Analysts Paige Schilling and Angie Gad took Intelligence. Unclassified. on the road with them to the 2017 ISA annual conference. There, they were able to listen to various insightful presentations and interact with some of the best researchers in the field of terrorism. Over the next few weeks, you'll hear their daily thoughts on what they heard each day, as well as from outside researchers they were able to pull aside in order to delve further into some cutting edge research from the field.</span></strong></p>
May 01, 2017
2017 ISA Conference Series: Thoughts From Day One
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_12104346.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">The International Studies Association (ISA) is one of the oldest interdisciplinary associations dedicated to understanding international, transnational and global affairs. Its more than 7,000 members span the globe, comprising academics, practitioners, policy experts, private sector workers and independent researchers, among others. The Association has long served as a central hub for the exchange of ideas and for networking and programmatic initiatives among those involved in the study, teaching, and practice of international studies. </span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">This past February, Analysis Bureau Chief Dean Baratta and Intelligence Analysts Paige Schilling and Angie Gad took <em>Intelligence. Unclassified.</em> on the road with them to the 2017 ISA annual conference. There, they were able to listen to various insightful presentations and interact with some of the best researchers in the field of terrorism. Over the next few weeks, you'll hear their daily thoughts on what they heard each day, as well as from outside researchers they were able to pull aside in order to delve further into some cutting edge research from the field.</span></strong></p>
Apr 24, 2017
Oroville Dam Evacuation: Could It Happen Here?
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_12094486.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">New Jersey is home to nearly 1,700 regulated dams. As such, the New Jersey's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Engineering and Construction administers the New Jersey Dam Safety program, which ensures the safety and integrity of dams in New Jersey and protects people and property from the consequences of dam failures. </span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Audrey Miller of NJOHSP&rsquo;s Preparedness Bureau co-hosted this episode on dam safety with Bob Bostock, DEP&rsquo;s Director of Strategic Communications and host of the Discover DEP podcast, making this the first <em>Intelligence. Unclassified.</em> episode to feature a partnering state agency as a co-host. Audrey and Bob sat down with John Moyle, Division Director for NJ DEP's Division of Dam Safety and Flood Control, to talk about dam safety in New Jersey in light of the recent failure at the Oroville Dam in California. Topics of discussion include an explanation of the Oroville Dam emergency, a comparison of dam design, topography, and magnitude of the Oroville Dam and New Jersey dams, and why this type of failure is unlikely to occur in New Jersey.</span></strong></p>
Apr 19, 2017
Analyst Roundtable Series: New Terrorist Propaganda
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_12083548.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Tune-in to this special edition of Intelligence. Unclassified. as Analysis Bureau Chief Dean Baratta and Intelligence Analysts Alyssa Potter and Angie Gad cover the recent editions of Al-Qa&rsquo;ida in the Arabian Peninsula&rsquo;s (AQAP) Inspire and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria&rsquo;s (ISIS) Rumiyah, particularly in the aftermath of recent global terrorist attacks.</span></strong></p>
Apr 12, 2017
Vehicular Terrorist Attacks - Strategies for Safety and Survival
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_12078704.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Terrorists&mdash;particularly homegrown violent extremists (HVEs)&mdash;will likely continue using vehicles as weapons. Foreign terrorist organizations promote this tactic, past attacks have been successful, and it is easy to get vehicles. An NJOHSP review of vehicle-ramming attacks in the West over the last 10 years found increased use of this tactic and resulting casualties. In fact, the November 2016 edition of ISIS&rsquo;s English-language magazine, Rumiyah, encouraged followers to use vehicles in operations, stating, &ldquo;Vehicles are like knives, as they are extremely easy to acquire [and] . . . arouse absolutely no doubts due to their widespread use throughout the world.&rdquo; Additionally, al-Qa&rsquo;ida in the Arabian Peninsula has referred to trucks as the &ldquo;ultimate mowing machine.&rdquo;</span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">As such, we sat down with Steven Crimando, the Director of Training for the Disaster and Terrorism Branch of the New Jersey Department of Human Services, to talk about this emerging threat and explore different mechanisms and strategies individuals can utilize to mitigate the personal impact of these attacks.</span></strong></p>
Apr 10, 2017
New Jersey's County Counterterrorism Coordinators
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_12063942.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">In New Jersey, each county has a Counterterrorism Coordinator (CTC), based out of the Prosecutor&rsquo;s Office. These CTCs serve as the critical link between New Jersey&rsquo;s municipalities, counties, the State, and the federal field offices. Each CTC works in conjunction with one another and the State to report and investigate suspicious activity occurring. </span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">This week, Monmouth County&rsquo;s CTC Guy McCormick sits down with NJOHSP Intelligence Planner Jeff Elgrim to discuss the role of the CTCs in New Jersey and how the relationship between NJOHSP and the CTCs serves the residents of New Jersey.</span></strong></p>
Apr 03, 2017
ISIS Expands Weaponized Drone Program
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_12049847.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p id="yui_3_17_2_6_1490630180328_1958"><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Recent&nbsp;<a href="https://www.njhomelandsecurity.gov/analysis/islamic-state-of-iraq-and-syria">ISIS</a>&nbsp;English-language propaganda has provided operational &ldquo;how-to&rdquo; guides intended to inspire&nbsp;<a id="yui_3_17_2_6_1490630180328_1960" href="https://www.njhomelandsecurity.gov/analysis/homegrown-violent-extremists">homegrown violent extremists (HVEs</a>)&nbsp;in the United States. An avenue the group will likely expand is their use of weaponized drones, otherwise known as&nbsp;<a id="yui_3_17_2_6_1490630180328_2101" href="https://www.njhomelandsecurity.gov/analysis/isis-deploying-unmanned-aerial-vehicles-uavs">unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)</a>.&nbsp;Indeed,&nbsp;ISIS will likely continue refining its UAV capabilities and touting successes as proofs of concept for future operations.</span></p> <p id="yui_3_17_2_6_1490630180328_1940"><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Since February, ISIS claims it has conducted approximately 80 UAV attacks in Iraq and Syria, killing approximately 40 and injuring 100. The UAVs are primarily quadcopters, which can be easily purchased online and customized to drop small explosive munitions.&nbsp;<strong id="yui_3_17_2_6_1490630180328_1939"><em id="yui_3_17_2_6_1490630180328_1938">In this episode, we delve further into weaponized drones being utilized by ISIS.</em></strong></span></p>
Mar 27, 2017
Foreign Fighter Trends: Part Two - Amarnath Amarasingam (Institute for Strategic Dialogue)
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_12034789.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">In this episode, Intelligence Analyst Angie Gad talks with Amarnath Amarasingam about his interviews with foreign fighters. Mr. Amarsingam provides meaningful insights and helps debunk commonly held misperceptions about the drivers that motivate foreign fighters to travel to Iraq and Syria to join Salafi-jihadist groups.</span></strong></p>
Mar 20, 2017
Foreign Fighter Trends: Part One - Deputy Director Brian Dodwell (Combating Terrorism Center at West Point)
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_12020088.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">The make-up, scale, and scope of the Iraq and Syria-bound foreign fighter problem has changed and become significantly more complex over the last decade. New Jersey faces a minimal threat from returning jihadists because of the comparatively small number of US citizens who traveled to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and the likelihood individuals join other terrorist groups abroad.</span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Deputy Director Brian Dodwell of the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point talks to one of our intelligence analysts about the research he and his team have done on the current foreign fighter threat.</span></strong></p>
Mar 13, 2017
The Combating Terrorism Center at West Point
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_12005775.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times;"><em><span style="font-size: small;">Situated at the nexus of theory and practice, the Combating Terrorism Center (CTC) serves as an important national resource that rigorously studies the terrorist threat and provides policy-relevant research while moving the boundaries of academic knowledge. The CTC&rsquo;s distinguished scholars, international network of experts, and access to senior US government leadership set it apart from any other like enterprise. </span></em></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small; font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times;">Lieutenant Colonel Bryan Price visited the <em>Intelligence. Unclassified.</em> studio to talk to Rosemary Martorana about what the CTC does and the groundbreaking projects and partnerships it has been spearheading.</span></p>
Mar 06, 2017
Anarchist Extremists: A National Perspective
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_11991264.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Anarchists extremists believe that society should exist absent of &ldquo;oppressive&rdquo; governments, laws, police, or any other authority and they advocate violence in furtherance of sub movements such as anti-racism, anti-capitalism, anti-globalism, and environmental extremism. </span></em></p> <p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Over the past year, anarchists have carried out attacks against white supremacists during counter protests, have caused millions of dollars in damage to private and public property during riots, and have latched onto otherwise legal protests nationwide. In New Jersey, they have been largely non-violent and focused on anti-racist action. </span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Director of Intelligence Rosemary Martorana and Intelligence Analyst Kristin McCormick sit down to explore what implications these recent events may have for the State of New Jersey.</span></strong></p>
Feb 27, 2017
Foreign Fighters: America's Returning Jihadists
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_11979493.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">New Jersey faces a minimal threat from returning jihadists because of the comparatively small number of US citizens who traveled to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and the likelihood individuals join other terrorist groups abroad. </span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">This week, we explore the related trends our office has seen over the last few years and provide more insight into the current threat they pose.</span></strong></p>
Feb 21, 2017
Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula: A Persistent Threat to the West
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_11962383.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">In November 2016, al-Qa&rsquo;ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) cited the bombings in New Jersey as a model for future attacks in the United States, the first time the group has highlighted New Jersey in its English-language magazine Inspire. AQAP uses Rahimi as an instructive case study on how to improve planning and execution in future terrorist operations. </span></em></p> <p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">AQAP remains a persistent threat to the West because of its proven ability to incorporate, train, and deploy operatives abroad; the group also has maintained a territorial foothold in Yemen, giving it space to plan and finance operations. AQAP has not attempted to attack the United States since 2012, when a foiled plot against a US-bound airliner, conceived by the group&rsquo;s chief bombmaker Ibrahim al-Asiri, was disrupted.</span></em></p> <p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">The bombings in New Jersey and New York and the attacks in Orlando and at Ohio State University last year highlight the enduring influence of radical cleric Anwar al-Aulaqi, who was killed in a US airstrike in Yemen in 2011. Since 2011, Aulaqi has been named in over 20 terrorism cases in the United States. The most recent drone strikes in Yemen provide AQAP with an opportunity to revisit the death of al-Aulaqi and further their propaganda as well as increase recruitment. </span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Join Director of Intelligence Rosemary Martorana and Intelligence Analyst Alyssa Potter as they explore recent developments in AQAP's tactics and their overall threat to the West.</span></strong></p>
Feb 13, 2017
Sovereign Citizen Extremists: Circumventing State Law
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_11947745.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Paper terrorism is a tactic sovereign citizen extremists use to intimidate public officials. Some seek relief from criminal charges, demand money, or protest government action. They flood courts, government offices, and law enforcement agencies with bulk fraudulent legal documents, file targeted liens to harass public officials, or submit fictitious paperwork to get unlawful judgments approved.</span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">In this episode, Director of Intelligence Rosemary Martorana and Preparedness Bureau Deputy Chief Allison Toll sit down to discuss how criminal penalties in New Jersey for filing false liens are unlikely to deter sovereign citizen extremists as they adopt new methods to circumvent laws.</span></strong></p>
Feb 06, 2017
ISIS Preparing for a Difficult 2017
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_11933980.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;"><em>The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) suffered a steady stream of setbacks in 2016, to include territorial and leadership losses and a decrease in propaganda output.</em></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;"><em></em><strong>Director of Intelligence Rosemary Martorana and Intelligence Analyst Angie Gad sit down to address what these losses mean for the group and what 2017 could possibly look like for ISIS.</strong></span></p>
Jan 30, 2017
The Rise in Deadly Assaults Against Law Enforcement
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_11919814.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">In 2016, 12 extremist attacks resulted in nine officer fatalities, as compared to eight attacks that yielded no deaths in 2015. An NJOHSP review of extremist attacks against law enforcement officers nationwide reveals that in the last year, these incidents were more lethal and pre-planned than in the past. </span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;"> Episode Two kicks off our 2017 Terrorism Threat Assessment-related podcasts with Director of Intelligence Rosemary Martorana sitting down with Intelligence Analyst Paige Schilling to discuss the rise of deadly assaults against law enforcement this past year.</span></strong></p>
Jan 23, 2017
Welcome to Season 2! - GRIZZLY STEPPE and Cybersecurity Efforts in the New Jersey
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_11909159.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">The FBI and DHS released a Joint Analysis Report containing technical details and indicators of compromise (IOCs) that the US government has attributed to Russian intelligence services, designated as GRIZZLY STEPPE, in connection with malicious cyber-enabled activities targeting a variety of US entities over the last several years. This report was intended to provide network defenders with previously undisclosed and in some cases declassified IOCs to aid in detecting and, when necessary, blocking network traffic or malicious tools used by Russian actors, as well as to encourage the reporting of confirmed incidents to Federal authorities.</span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Today, as we welcome you back to Season 2 of Intelligence. Unclassified., Rosemary Martorana is joined by New Jersey's Chief Technology Officer Dave Wienstein, NJOHSP's Director of Cybersecurity CISO Steven Branigan, and New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell Director Mike Geraghty who discuss what GRIZZLY STEPPE actually is and what efforts are being put forth in New Jersey to secure our digital footprint.</span></strong></p>
Jan 17, 2017
Season One Finale
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_11847733.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Today we celebrate not only the 50th episode of Intelligence. Unclassified., but also the end of Season One. We hope you found value in the topics we covered this year, and enjoyed our speakers as they shared their insights and enthusiasm. To commemorate this occasion, our very own Director Chris Rodriguez joins Director of Intelligence and your <em>Intelligence. Unclassified.</em> host Rosemary Martorana in summarizing 2016 in homeland security and what the future holds for our office. We hope that you will join us in January 2017 as Season Two begins. As always, thanks again for listening, and don&rsquo;t forget to subscribe to <em>Intelligence. Unclassified.</em></span></strong></p>
Dec 12, 2016
JerseyNet for Dedicated First Responder Communications
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_11834131.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">JerseyNet is the nation&rsquo;s first deployable wireless communications network dedicated for use by public safety agencies. Created to address the challenges of providing public safety officials with uninterrupted service during emergencies, JerseyNet is part of a nationwide interoperable communications movement working to connect first responders across different agencies, regions, and technologies. It has been deployed to multiple events in and around New Jersey, including the visit of Pope Francis to Philadelphia, the Atlantic City Air Show and Miss America Pageant, the PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, and the 96th Annual Far Hills Steeplechase.</span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Join Principal Planner Alex Newman as he and Interoperable Communications Chief Steve Talpas discuss this innovative and valuable asset for New Jersey first responders.</span></strong></p>
Dec 05, 2016
Fueling the Garden State - New Jersey's Petroleum Infrastructure
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_11834124.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">New Jersey is a distribution point for gasoline and diesel fuel in the northeastern United States, serviced by four petroleum pipelines, including the Colonial Pipeline, and supplemented by marine imports. </span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;"> In the latest episode of <em>Intelligence. Unclassified.</em>, we continue covering preparedness topics with Senior Planner Matt Kuczynski and State Critical Infrastructure Coordinator Dennis Sample, who explore the intricate and resilient pipeline infrastructure of New Jersey and what impact, if any, the Colonial Pipeline explosion has had on our state.</span></strong></p>
Dec 05, 2016
Dashing Through the Snow: Winter Weather Preparedness
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_11807978.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Winter weather in New Jersey can encompass a wide range of hazards&mdash;from a moderate snow over a few hours, to a blizzard with blinding, wind-driven snow, to severe coastal or ice jam flooding. Additionally, many winter storms are accompanied by dangerously low temperatures, strong winds, icing, sleet, and freezing rain, all of which can harm vehicles, property, and people. New Jersey residents should take the time to prepare their homes and vehicles for the upcoming winter season and ensure they know how to travel safely in hazardous conditions. </span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Principal Planner Erin Henry from our Preparedness Bureau brings several experts to Intelligence. Unclassified. in an effort to prepare our listeners for the approaching winter season.</span></strong></p>
Nov 21, 2016
The NJOHSP Special Events Bulletin
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_11792978.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">NJOHSP compiles a statewide list of special events that is distributed to all law enforcement agencies to provide situational awareness and to assist in local planning requirements. Special events include any event that attracts large numbers of participants and spectators in both a public and/or private venue. Examples include: concerts, marathons, firework displays, community celebrations, visits by VIPs, sporting events, holiday gatherings, etc. This comprehensive list of current special events adds to the overall resilience of every community and helps police and NJOHSP better protect the people of New Jersey. </span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Join Director of Intelligence Rosemary Martorana and Intelligence Analyst Craig Sante as they explore the importance of this dynamic listing and how New Jersey residents and officials can contribute to its utility.</span></strong></p>
Nov 14, 2016
Ransomware – Holding Your Computer Hostage
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_11778984.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Ransomware is a type of malicious software (malware) that attempts to extort money from victims by restricting access to a computer system or files. The most prevalent form of this profit-motivated malware, referred to as crypto-ransomware due to the use of encryption algorithms, is on the rise as many new variants are being developed by hackers and international cybercrime groups. </span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;"> One of our cyber threat analysts joins us once again&nbsp;to explore the dangers of ransomware and how individuals and businesses can avoid being victims.&nbsp;</span></strong></p>
Nov 07, 2016
Bots and Botnets - The Zombies Among Us
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_11764157.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">A botnet is a group of internet-connected computers and devices that have been infected by malware that allows a malicious actor to control them remotely. The malicious actor then uses the botnet for nefarious purposes such as sending spam email, stealing data, spreading additional malware infections to other devices, generating illicit advertising revenue through click-fraud, mining cryptocurrencies, or conducting distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. In the cases where botnets are used to conduct DDoS attacks, these infected devices are used to generate an excessive amount of network traffic designed to overwhelm a website, server, or online service to the point that legitimate users cannot access it. </span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Since today is Halloween, this podcast is dedicated to the topic of zombies! A cyber threat intelligence analyst at the NJCCIC talks about these zombie computer armies, also known as botnets, and how they might impact your daily digital life. She also discusses the DDoS attack that took down a large portion of the internet on Friday, October 21. For more information about this or any other cybersecurity topic, please visit www.cyber.nj.gov</span></strong></p>
Oct 31, 2016
Homeland Security Advisors Series: Part VII - Cybersecurity with Director Mark Ghilarducci (California)
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_11750976.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Homeland security advisors (HSAs) are the sole representative for the Governor to the US Department of Homeland Security. Although there is no one model for the HSA position, all HSAs are responsible for implementing the state&rsquo;s homeland security mission, receiving classified threat information, and acting on behalf of the Governor in the event of a disaster or emergency. Despite the critical role HSAs play, little is known about the position. The Governors Homeland Security Advisors Council (GHSAC) is conducting a podcast mini-series through the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness Intelligence. Unclassified. The first episode of the podcast will provide an overview of the role of the HSA, discuss how HSAs interact with their governors, and identify how states play a role in homeland security. The remaining six episodes of the podcast will focus on specific threats HSAs face in their jurisdictions. The goal of this podcast series is to provide more awareness about homeland security advisors and the state role in homeland security. </span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">In the final segment of the Homeland Security Advisors Series, Director Mark Ghilarducci discusses the successes behind California's cybersecurity efforts.</span></strong></p>
Oct 24, 2016
Homeland Security Advisors Series: Part VI - Cascadia Rising with Major General Bret Daugherty (Washington)
545
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_11736559.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Homeland security advisors (HSAs) are the sole representative for the Governor to the US Department of Homeland Security. Although there is no one model for the HSA position, all HSAs are responsible for implementing the state&rsquo;s homeland security mission, receiving classified threat information, and acting on behalf of the Governor in the event of a disaster or emergency. Despite the critical role HSAs play, little is known about the position. The Governors Homeland Security Advisors Council (GHSAC) is conducting a podcast mini-series through the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness Intelligence. Unclassified. The first episode of the podcast will provide an overview of the role of the HSA, discuss how HSAs interact with their governors, and identify how states play a role in homeland security. The remaining six episodes of the podcast will focus on specific threats HSAs face in their jurisdictions. The goal of this podcast series is to provide more awareness about homeland security advisors and the state role in homeland security.</span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;"> Join Director of Intelligence Rosemary Martorana as Major General Bret Daugherty of Washington describes Cascadia Rising, the largest earthquake exercise in Washington state history, which simulated a 9.0 Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake and tsunami along the Washington and Oregon coasts. This exercise aimed to develop a response plan that would immediately coordinate assistance and provide help following a catastrophe.</span></strong></p>
Oct 17, 2016
Homeland Security Advisors Series: Part V - Severe Weather Preparedness with Director Jim Butterworth (Georgia)
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_11724624.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Homeland security advisors (HSAs) are the sole representative for the Governor to the US Department of Homeland Security. Although there is no one model for the HSA position, all HSAs are responsible for implementing the state&rsquo;s homeland security mission, receiving classified threat information, and acting on behalf of the Governor in the event of a disaster or emergency. Despite the critical role HSAs play, little is known about the position. The Governors Homeland Security Advisors Council (GHSAC) is conducting a podcast mini-series through the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness Intelligence. Unclassified. The first episode of the podcast will provide an overview of the role of the HSA, discuss how HSAs interact with their governors, and identify how states play a role in homeland security. The remaining six episodes of the podcast will focus on specific threats HSAs face in their jurisdictions. The goal of this podcast series is to provide more awareness about homeland security advisors and the state role in homeland security.</span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">In this episode, Director of Intelligence Rosemary Martorana speaks to Georgia Homeland Security Director Jim Butterworth on issues related to homeland security and severe weather preparedness in the wake of hurricane season.</span></strong></p>
Oct 11, 2016
Homeland Security Advisors Series: Part IV - School Safety with Director Perry Plummer (New Hampshire)
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_11707271.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Homeland security advisors (HSAs) are the sole representative for the Governor to the US Department of Homeland Security. Although there is no one model for the HSA position, all HSAs are responsible for implementing the state&rsquo;s homeland security mission, receiving classified threat information, and acting on behalf of the Governor in the event of a disaster or emergency. Despite the critical role HSAs play, little is known about the position. The Governors Homeland Security Advisors Council (GHSAC) is conducting a podcast mini-series through the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness Intelligence. Unclassified. The first episode of the podcast will provide an overview of the role of the HSA, discuss how HSAs interact with their governors, and identify how states play a role in homeland security. The remaining six episodes of the podcast will focus on specific threats HSAs face in their jurisdictions. The goal of this podcast series is to provide more awareness about homeland security advisors and the state role in homeland security. </span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">In part four of the series, Director of Intelligence Rosemary Martorana asks Director Perry Plummer of New Hampshire to delve into the poignant topic of school security.</span></strong></p>
Oct 03, 2016
Preparing for the Unknown: The Public and Private Perspective
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_11697372.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">In the month of September alone, New Jersey has seen the threat of a hurricane as well as the detonation of improvised explosive devices. These events illustrate that our current preparedness climate is not predictable. We must be prepared to respond to events that are both forecasted and those that occur without warning. </span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;"> Scheduled during FEMA&rsquo;s National Preparedness Month, this podcast features a discussion that includes both the public and private sector perspective, as they prepare for two types of events: notice and no-notice. Specifically, we discuss the messaging, resources, and recommendations of our state and private sector partners as they relate to emergencies that occur in New Jersey.</span></strong></p>
Sep 28, 2016
Homeland Security Advisors Series: Part III - Border Security with Director Gil Orrantia (Arizona)
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_11692040.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Homeland security advisors (HSAs) are the sole representative for the Governor to the US Department of Homeland Security. Although there is no one model for the HSA position, all HSAs are responsible for implementing the state&rsquo;s homeland security mission, receiving classified threat information, and acting on behalf of the Governor in the event of a disaster or emergency. Despite the critical role HSAs play, little is known about the position. The Governors Homeland Security Advisors Council (GHSAC) is conducting a podcast mini-series through the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness Intelligence. Unclassified. The first episode of the podcast will provide an overview of the role of the HSA, discuss how HSAs interact with their governors, and identify how states play a role in homeland security. The remaining six episodes of the podcast will focus on specific threats HSAs face in their jurisdictions. The goal of this podcast series is to provide more awareness about homeland security advisors and the state role in homeland security.</span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Join Director of Intelligence Rosemary Martorana as she speaks to Arizona Homeland Security Director Gil Orrantia on issues related to border security and his experiences as the Governors Homeland Security Advisors Council (GHSAC) president.</span></strong></p>
Sep 26, 2016
Homeland Security Advisors Series: Part II - The Threat of Homegrown Violent Extremists with Director Chris Rodriguez (New Jersey)
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_11678356.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Homeland security advisors (HSAs) are the sole representative for the Governor to the US Department of Homeland Security. Although there is no one model for the HSA position, all HSAs are responsible for implementing the state&rsquo;s homeland security mission, receiving classified threat information, and acting on behalf of the Governor in the event of a disaster or emergency. Despite the critical role HSAs play, little is known about the position. The Governors Homeland Security Advisors Council (GHSAC) is conducting a podcast mini-series through the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness Intelligence. Unclassified. The first episode of the podcast will provide an overview of the role of the HSA, discuss how HSAs interact with their governors, and identify how states play a role in homeland security. The remaining six episodes of the podcast will focus on specific threats HSAs face in their jurisdictions. The goal of this podcast series is to provide more awareness about homeland security advisors and the state role in homeland security.</span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;"> In the second episode of the miniseries, our very own Director Chris Rodriguez joins Director of Intelligence Rosemary Martorana to explore NJOHSP&rsquo;s role in the security and preparedness of the state of New Jersey. Then, he provides insights as to how the terrorism landscape has evolved with the recent preponderance of homegrown violent extremists (HVEs).</span></strong></p>
Sep 19, 2016
Homeland Security Advisors Series: Part I - Overview with Program Director Alisha Powell
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_11662191.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Homeland security advisors (HSAs) are the sole representative for the governor to the US Department of Homeland Security. Although there is no one model for the HSA position, all HSAs are responsible for implementing the state&rsquo;s homeland security mission, receiving classified threat information, and act on behalf of the governor in the event of a disaster or emergency. Despite the critical role HSAs play, little is known about the position. The Governors Homeland Security Advisors Council (GHSAC) proposes to conduct a podcast mini-series through the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness Intelligence. Unclassified. The first episode of the podcast will provide an overview of the role of the HSA, discuss how HSAs interact with their governors, and identify how states play a role in homeland security. The remaining six episodes of the podcast will focus on specific threats HSAs face in their jurisdictions. The goal of this podcast series is to provide more awareness about homeland security advisors and the state role in homeland. </span></em></p> <p><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;"><strong>Listen to the first episode in this seven-part series as National Governors Association (NGA) Program Director Alisha Powell discusses the role of the HSA and how each of them supports the missions of security and preparedness as they relate to their respective states.</strong></span></p>
Sep 12, 2016
The Implications of the Death of ISIS's Abu Muhammad al-Adnani
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_11657536.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">As we wait for confirmation of the death of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria&rsquo;s (ISIS) second-in-command, Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, Intelligence Analyst Jenna Raymond sits down with NJOHSP&rsquo;s resident subject matter expert on ISIS, Intelligence Analyst Angie Gad. Together, they explore the possible implications of his death for the group and which candidates within ISIS are likely to replace him.</span></p>
Sep 09, 2016
Analyst Roundtable Series: 9/11 Propaganda
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_11650488.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">With September 11 approaching, three NJOHSP intelligence analysts discuss what we might see from ISIS, al-Qa&rsquo;ida, and al-Qa&rsquo;ida in the Arabian Peninsula in the days leading up to the 15th anniversary. Angie Gad, Alyssa Potter, and Jenna Raymond provide an overview of messaging from ISIS and the al-Qa&rsquo;ida network last year, and then discuss possible audio messages and written publications to coincide with the 15th anniversary. Additionally, they debate who could send messages, keeping in mind ISIS&rsquo;s second-in-command and spokesman&mdash;Abu Muhammad al-Adnani&mdash;was allegedly recently killed, and Usama Bin Ladin&rsquo;s son&mdash;Hamza Bin Ladin&mdash; issued audio messages in the last year and appears to be preparing for a leadership role within the al-Qa&rsquo;ida network. They round up the conversation by discussing recent arrests of homegrown violent extremists and the likelihood of a plot on or around September 11.</span></strong></p>
Sep 06, 2016
New Jersey Suspicious Activity Reporting System (NJSARS)
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_11634651.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Suspicious activity is any observed behavior that could indicate terrorism or terrorism-related crime. NJOHSP encourages law enforcement, first responders, and our private and public sector partners to report suspicious activity. Reporting suspicious behavior could potentially stop the next terrorist incident. Even if you think your observation is not important, it may be a piece of a larger puzzle. Case studies of terrorist attempts or successful attacks have shown that the attackers live within our communities and have prior contact with local law enforcement not only during the planning stages, but also during the execution phase or immediately after. The</span></em></p> <p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">New Jersey Suspicious Activity Reporting System (NJSARS) shares suspicious activity information to law enforcement partners throughout the State. NJSARS is also linked to the FBI&rsquo;s national SAR system known as eGuardian, which partners with the Nationwide SAR Initiative (NSI) to form a single repository accessible to thousands of law enforcement personnel and analysts nationwide. </span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Join Director of Intelligence Rosemary Martorana and Collection and Dissemination Bureau Chief Maureen Lancaster as they explore what constitutes suspicious activity, the flow of information once a tip or lead is received, and different mechanisms that can be utilized when reporting suspicious activity in New Jersey.</span></strong></p>
Aug 29, 2016
Pro-ISIS Hacking Group Kill Lists and Duty to Warn
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_11621642.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times;"><em><span style="font-size: small;">Beginning in March 2015, pro-ISIS hacking groups have been releasing "kill lists" on social media messaging apps, primarily Telegram. They are relatively unsophisticated, employ common and low-level hacking techniques, and act independently with no association or direction from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). To date, they have released 23 "kill lists<span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times;">"</span> that included US persons. </span></em></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times;"><strong><span style="font-size: small;"> Listen to Episode 33 of Intelligence. Unclassified. as Intelligence Analyst Angie Gad is joined by an NJOHSP detective to explore these lists and the role of law enforcement in warning US citizens.</span></strong></span></p>
Aug 22, 2016
War of the Words: Inspire vs. Dabiq
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_11608621.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Tune-in to Episode 32 of <em>Intelligence. Unclassified.</em> as Intelligence Analysts Alyssa Potter and Angie Gad cover the recent propaganda produced by Al-Qa&rsquo;ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), particularly in their respective magazines: <em>Inspire</em> and <em>Dabiq</em>.</span></strong></p>
Aug 15, 2016
The Dark Side of the Internet: An Intro to the Dark Web
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_11595569.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Beyond the World Wide Web that most people use and access every day, there exists additional content located in an area known as the Dark Web. Special software is needed to access this area and much of its content revolves around criminal and extremist activities which can be difficult to disrupt. Additionally, Bitcoin is the most popular type of digital currency which allows owners to conduct financial transactions electronically without an intermediary. The anonymous nature of these transactions make them popular for criminal activity.</span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Join Josh, a Cyber Intelligence Analyst with the New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC), as he explores the history and intricacies of the Dark Web in Episode 31 of Intelligence. Unclassified.</span></strong></p>
Aug 08, 2016
Al-Qa'ida's Shifting Sands with Barak Mendelsohn
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_11582341.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;"><strong>NJOHSP Intelligence Analyst Jenna Raymond speaks to Dr. Barak Mendelsohn, a professor of Political Science at Haverford College and a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, about al-Qa'ida and its affiliates in Episode 30 of <em>Intelligence. Unclassified.</em></strong></span></p>
Aug 01, 2016
Sovereign Citizen Extremists
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_11568885.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">The sovereign citizen movement is comprised of small groups and individuals throughout the US, guided and supported by adherents who share the core belief that the government, at all levels, is illegitimate. Sovereign citizen extremists have engaged in counterfeiting, verbal and written harassment, unlawful property occupation scams, and financial fraud. Moreover, in 2015, sovereign citizen extremists conducted multiple attacks and one plot against law enforcement and government officials. </span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">In Episode 29 of <em>Intelligence. Unclassified.</em>, Intelligence Analyst Allison Toll sits down with Analysis Bureau Chief Dean Baratta to explore the sovereign citizen movement, particularly as it relates to New Jersey. Additionally, in light of the recent attack in Baton Rouge and the shooter's alleged ties to the Washitaw Nation, they also present a brief overview of this particular segment of the sovereign citizen movement.</span></strong></p>
Jul 25, 2016
Open Source Intelligence
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_11555544.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">Social media provides a wealth of information for researchers, investigators, activists, and journalists, but identifying relevant information and organizing that information can be a daunting task. For this episode, Justin Seitz, a leading OSINT practitioner joins <em>Intelligence. Unclassified.</em> to explore the opportunities and challenges of working with social media.</span></strong></p>
Jul 18, 2016
One-on-One with Dave Weinstein
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_11541853.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">In Episode 27, Director of Intelligence Rosemary Martorana sits down with New Jersey&rsquo;s first Chief Technology Officer, Dave Weinstein, to discuss cyber threat information sharing at the state level.</span></strong></p>
Jul 11, 2016
Domestic Terrorism Conference Recap
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_11530704.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">On Friday, May 6, partners from across the mid-Atlantic region gathered together for the inaugural Regional Domestic Terrorism Conference in New Brunswick, New Jersey, to discuss how law enforcement and homeland security professionals may counter the current threat of domestic terrorism. This event hosted by our office, the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, in coordination with the New Jersey Regional Intelligence Academy, provided a forum for various organizations from various states to report on the terrorist threat that exists in the United States and in their jurisdictions. </span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;"> Over the last several weeks, we have heard experts from NJOHSP's Domestic Terrorism Conference explore a variety of terrorism-related topics. Episode 26 wraps up the Domestic Terrorism Conference Series with a reflective dialogue from our Analysis Bureau about the themes discussed at the conference, as well as the future of the domestic terrorism landscape, particularly in New Jersey.</span></strong></p>
Jul 05, 2016
One-on-One with Thomas Brzozowski
820
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_11518373.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">On Friday, May 6, partners from across the mid-Atlantic region gathered together for the inaugural Regional Domestic Terrorism Conference in New Brunswick, New Jersey, to discuss how law enforcement and homeland security professionals may counter the current threat of domestic terrorism. This event hosted by our office, the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, in coordination with the New Jersey Regional Intelligence Academy, provided a forum for various organizations from various states to report on the terrorist threat that exists in the United States and in their jurisdictions. </span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">In Episode 25, Thomas E. Brzozowski of the U.S. Department of Justice joins Intelligence Analyst Jenna Raymond to explore the connections between hate crimes and domestic terrorism,particularly from a prosecutorial standpoint.</span></strong></p>
Jun 28, 2016
One-on-One with Liberty Day
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_11516280.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;">On Friday, May 6, partners from across the mid-Atlantic region gathered together for the inaugural Regional Domestic Terrorism Conference in New Brunswick, New Jersey, to discuss how law enforcement and homeland security professionals may counter the current threat of domestic terrorism. This event hosted by our office, the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, in coordination with the New Jersey Regional Intelligence Academy, provided a forum for various organizations from various states to report on the terrorist threat that exists in the United States and in their jurisdictions.</span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;, times; font-size: small;"> The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) is a university-based research and education center comprised of an international network of scholars, who are committed to the scientific study of terrorism both in the United States and around the world. In this episode of Intelligence. Unclassified., START Training Manager Liberty Day sits down with Intelligence Analyst Kristin McCormick to discuss the research, tools, and educational opportunities available to scholars, policymakers, and practitioners through START.</span></strong></p>
Jun 27, 2016
Round Two with Clint Watts
710
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_11487784.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: small;">On Friday, May 6, partners from across the mid-Atlantic region gathered together for the inaugural Regional Domestic Terrorism Conference in New Brunswick, New Jersey, to discuss how law enforcement and homeland security professionals may counter the current threat of domestic terrorism. This event hosted by our office, the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, in coordination with the New Jersey Regional Intelligence Academy, provided a forum for various organizations from various states to report on the terrorist threat that exists in the United States and in their jurisdictions. </span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: small;">Clint Watts joins us once again to discuss the differences between domestic and international terrorist organizations with Intelligence Analyst Paige Schilling in Episode 23 of<em> Intelligence. Unclassified.</em></span></strong></p>
Jun 13, 2016
One-on-One with J.J. MacNab
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_11472957.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: small;">On Friday, May 6, partners from across the mid-Atlantic region gathered together for the inaugural Regional Domestic Terrorism Conference in New Brunswick, New Jersey, to discuss how law enforcement and homeland security professionals may counter the current threat of domestic terrorism. This event hosted by our office, the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, in coordination with the New Jersey Regional Intelligence Academy, provided a forum for various organizations from various states to report on the terrorist threat that exists in the United States and in their jurisdictions. </span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: small;"> J.J. MacNab, senior fellow at the George Washington University Program on Extremism covers a variety of topics concerning militia groups, sovereign citizens, and other anti-government groups. Tune in as Deputy Bureau Chief Kim Brown asks Ms. MacNab to expand upon the tactics of these groups, the most recent standoffs, and the implications of these groups' future evolution in Episode 22 of Intelligence. Unclassified.</span></strong></p>
Jun 06, 2016
PCII: What You Need to Know
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_11462694.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br />In Episode 20, Director of Intelligence Rosemary Martorana sits down with State Critical Infrastructure Coordinator Andy Smith from the NJOHSP Infrastructure Protection & Training Bureau to discuss the Department of Homeland Security’s Protection Critical Infrastructure Information (PCII) Program. In particular, they will explore how the program supports critical infrastructure protection, as well as NJOHSP’s role with PCII.
Jun 01, 2016
Round Two with J.M. Berger
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_11459993.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: small;"><em>On Friday, May 6, partners from across the mid-Atlantic region gathered together for the inaugural Regional Domestic Terrorism Conference in New Brunswick, New Jersey, to discuss how law enforcement and homeland security professionals may counter the current threat of domestic terrorism. This event hosted by our office, the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, in coordination with the New Jersey Regional Intelligence Academy, provided a forum for various organizations from various states to report on the terrorist threat that exists in the United States and in their jurisdictions.</em></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times;">In Episode 20, NJOHSP Intelligence Analyst Angie Gad sat down with J.M. Berger after his presentation on social media tactics and messaging by both foreign and domestic terrorist groups.</span></strong></span></p>
May 31, 2016
Hizballah - The Nexus Between Terror and Crime
1907
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_11443819.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: small;">Hizballah is an Islamic militant group based in Lebanon and allied with Iran. Its primary goal is the destruction of Israel.Since 2013, Hizballah has plotted attacks against Israeli citizens and institutions in Europe, South America, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. Although Hizballah possesses the capability to attack the United States and Western interests, the group is focused on supporting Bashar al-Assad&rsquo;s regime in Syria. Hizballah receives training, weaponry, and about $200 million per year from Iran.</span></em></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times;"><strong><span style="font-size: small;">In Episode 19, Intelligence Analyst Paige Schilling explores the group's background and tactics, as well as the current threat posed to the state of New Jersey from Hizballah.</span></strong></span></p>
May 23, 2016
The Inspired Terrorist: A New Era of Extremism
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_11427288.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: small;">Homegrown Violent Extremists (HVEs) are individuals inspired by foreign terrorist organizations and radicalized in the countries in which they are born, raised, or reside. In 2015, HVEs demonstrated an ability to operate in New Jersey and throughout the United States while connecting with like-minded individuals online and acting independently from organized terrorist groups. Since late 2014, a variety of radical groups such as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) have encouraged HVEs to attack in their home countries. </span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: small;">This week&rsquo;s episode of Intelligence. Unclassified. brings in both NJOHSP Director of Intelligence Rosemary Martorana and Analysis Bureau Chief Dean Baratta to further expand upon the details surrounding this pheonmenon.</span></strong></p>
May 16, 2016
One-on-One with Deb Del Vecchio-Scully
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_11412207.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: small;">On March 18, our office celebrated its 10th Anniversary Conference, where over 600 of our public and private sector partners joined us to engage in valuable dialogue surrounding counterterrorism, resiliency, and cybersecurity issues. The day's events included insightful presentations from a wide array of experts, who then graciously sat down with our podcast to delve deeper into some of their topics. </span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: small;"> Deb Del Vecchio-Scully concludes our 10th Anniversary Conference Speaker Series with a discussion on her experiences as the Clinical Recovery Leader and Trauma Specialist of the Newtown Recovery and Resiliency Team in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook School shooting.</span></strong></p>
May 09, 2016
One-on-One with Chief Burguan
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_11397770.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times;"><em>On March 18, our office celebrated its 10th Anniversary Conference, where over 600 of our public and private sector partners joined us to engage in valuable dialogue surrounding counterterrorism, resiliency, and cybersecurity issues. The day's events included insightful presentations from a wide array of experts, who then graciously sat down with our podcast to delve deeper into some of their topics.</em></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times;"><strong>Episode 16 brings in Chief Jarrod Burguan of the San Bernardino Police Department to discuss how both his team and his community responded to the December terrorist attack on the Inland Regional Center and the lessons learned from this shooting.</strong></span></p>
May 02, 2016
One-on-One with Ehsan Zaffar
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_11382309.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: small;">On March 18, our office celebrated its 10th Anniversary Conference, where over 600 of our public and private sector partners joined us to engage in valuable dialogue surrounding counterterrorism, resiliency, and cybersecurity issues. The day's events included insightful presentations from a wide array of experts, who then graciously sat down with our podcast to delve deeper into some of their topics. </span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: small;">Ehsan Zaffar, a Senior Advisor at the Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties at the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in Washington, D.C. joins us in Episode 15 to explore efforts in countering violent extremism.</span></strong></p>
Apr 25, 2016
One-on-One with Lauren Steinberg
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_11371930.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: small;">On March 18, our office celebrated its 10th Anniversary Conference, where over 600 of our public and private sector partners joined us to engage in valuable dialogue surrounding counterterrorism, resiliency, and cybersecurity issues. The day's events included insightful presentations from a wide array of experts, who then graciously sat down with our podcast to delve deeper into some of their topics.</span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: small;"> Lauren Steinberg, Terrorism Analyst at the Anti-Defamation League, joins us in Episode 14 to discuss social media recruitment by international and domestic terrorist groups.</span></strong></p>
Apr 18, 2016
One-on-One with Clint Watts
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_11351237.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: small;">On March 18, our office celebrated its 10th Anniversary Conference, where over 600 of our public and private sector partners joined us to engage in valuable dialogue surrounding counterterrorism, resiliency, and cybersecurity issues. The day's events included insightful presentations from a wide array of experts, who then graciously sat down with our podcast to delve deeper into some of their topics. </span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: small;">Episode 13 is the first in this 10th Anniversary Conference Speaker Series and brings in Clint Watts, former Executive Officer of the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point. Tune in as he speaks on the future of al-Qa&rsquo;ida and ISIS, the competition between the two groups, and implications for the United States.</span></strong></p>
Apr 11, 2016
10th Anniversary Recap
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_11336827.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><strong><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: small;">Our episode this week revisits NJOHSP's recent webinar, which discussed observations and takeaways from our 10th Anniversary Conference held on March 18. The speakers, consisiting of members of our senior staff, who covered a diverse range of subjects, such as countering violent extremism, encryption, and responses to active shooter incidents. Additionally, the speakers also discussed the comments from a number of important guests, including the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency John Brennan, Lieutenant Governor of the State of New Jersey Kim Guadagno, United States Attorney Paul Fishman, and New Jersey Senator Cory Booker.</span></strong></p>
Apr 04, 2016
Mass Shootings: Defining a Phenomenon
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_11321647.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><strong><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: small;">In Episode 11, Director of Intelligence Rosemary Martorana sits down with Senior Planner Jim McDavitt from the NJOHSP Preparedness Bureau located in Newark, NJ to discuss mass shootings. In particular, they will explore how NJOHSP defines these events, as well as active shooter resources that are available to bolster the preparedness and resilience of New Jersey and its residents.</span></strong></p>
Mar 28, 2016
Battle of the Brands: The Competition between ISIS and al-Qa'ida
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_11307284.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: small;">Since the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) announced the creation of their self-proclaimed Caliphate in June of 2014, they have been in open competition with al-Qa'ida for leadership within the global jihadi Salafist movement. This competition has taken place on the Internet, the battlefield, and in cities around the world as both groups grapple for legitimacy. </span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: small;">This week's podcast revisits NJOHSP's latest webinar discussing the various forms the competition takes across the globe and what the implications may be for the United States.</span></strong></p>
Mar 21, 2016
ISIS's Social Media Jihad
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_11292541.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><strong><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: small;">In Episode 9 of<em> Intelligence. Unclassified. </em>NJOHSP's Director of Intelligence Rosemary Martorana sits down with Intelligence Analyst Angie Gad to discuss the use of social media tactics by different terrorist groups, particularly the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.</span></strong></p>
Mar 14, 2016
New Jersey's Terrorism Threat Assessment (Part III): Blended Extremism
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_11277003.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><em><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: small;">The events of 2015 highlight that New Jersey&mdash;and the United States&mdash;face a terrorist landscape more dangerous than any since the attacks of September 11, 2001. From the brutal and tragic attacks in San Bernardino and Paris, the year saw a dramatic rise in multi-operative, small-scale attacks on civilian soft targets&mdash;all with little to no warning&mdash;as well as the decentralization and diffusion of the global terrorism movement. This new dynamic makes it extremely difficult for law enforcement and homeland security professionals, at all levels of government, to detect and deter attacks like San Bernardino, Paris, Philadelphia, or Boston. Now more than ever, state and local coordination is critical to combating the evolving and diffuse terrorist threat we face. Homeland security has become hometown security. And NJOHSP is working diligently with our partners to stay abreast of terrorist capabilities. </span></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: small;">This three-part series was adopted from a webinar our office hosted in January and is intended to expand on some of the major themes presented in NJOHSP's 2016 Terrorism Threat Assessment. Episode one discusses the increase in competition between the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, and al-Qa'ida that we expect to see in 2016. Episode two takes a hard look at domestic extremism throughout the United States, while episode three explores the concept of "Blended Extremism," or individuals that draw their inspiration from multiple radical ideologies and tailor these beliefs to ultimately form a unique worldview to advance their violent goals.</span></strong></p>
Mar 07, 2016
New Jersey's Terrorism Threat Assessment (Part II): Domestic Terrorism
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_11261069.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: small;"><em>The events of 2015 highlight that New Jersey&mdash;and the United States&mdash;face a terrorist landscape more dangerous than any since the attacks of September 11, 2001. From the brutal and tragic attacks in San Bernardino and Paris, the year saw a dramatic rise in multi-operative, small-scale attacks on civilian soft targets&mdash;all with little to no warning&mdash;as well as the decentralization and diffusion of the global terrorism movement. This new dynamic makes it extremely difficult for law enforcement and homeland security professionals, at all levels of government, to detect and deter attacks like San Bernardino, Paris, Philadelphia, or Boston. Now more than ever, state and local coordination is critical to combating the evolving and diffuse terrorist threat we face. Homeland security has become hometown security. And NJOHSP is working diligently with our partners to stay abreast of terrorist capabilities.</em></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: small;"><strong>This three-part series was adopted from a webinar our office hosted in January and is intended to expand on some of the major themes presented in NJOHSP's 2016 Terrorism Threat Assessment. Episode one discusses the increase in competition between the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, and al-Qa'ida that we expect to see in 2016. Episode two takes a hard look at domestic extremism throughout the United States, while episode three explores the concept of "Blended Extremism," or individuals that draw their inspiration from multiple radical ideologies and tailor these beliefs to ultimately form a unique worldview to advance their violent goals.</strong></span></p>
Feb 29, 2016
New Jersey's Terrorism Threat Assessment (Part I): Competition between al Qa'ida and ISIS
792
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_11245713.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: small;"><em>The events of 2015 highlight that New Jersey&mdash;and the United States&mdash;face a terrorist landscape more dangerous than any since the attacks of September 11, 2001. From the brutal and tragic attacks in San Bernardino and Paris, the year saw a dramatic rise in multi-operative, small-scale attacks on civilian soft targets&mdash;all with little to no warning&mdash;as well as the decentralization and diffusion of the global terrorism movement. This new dynamic makes it extremely difficult for law enforcement and homeland security professionals, at all levels of government, to detect and deter attacks like San Bernardino, Paris, Philadelphia, or Boston. Now more than ever, state and local coordination is critical to combating the evolving and diffuse terrorist threat we face. Homeland security has become hometown security. And NJOHSP is working diligently with our partners to stay abreast of terrorist capabilities.</em></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: small;"><strong>This three-part series was adopted from a webinar our office hosted in January and is intended to expand on some of the major themes presented in NJOHSP's 2016 Terrorism Threat Assessment. Episode one discusses the increase in competition between the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, and al-Qa'ida that we expect to see in 2016. Episode two takes a hard look at domestic extremism throughout the United States, while episode three explores the concept of "Blended Extremism," or individuals that draw their inspiration from multiple radical ideologies and tailor these beliefs to ultimately form a unique worldview to advance their violent goals.</strong></span></p>
Feb 22, 2016
Radicalization: Pathways to Extremism
409
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_11232334.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: small;"><strong>In Episode 5, the Director of Intelligence for the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP), Rosemary Martorana, sits down with Intelligence Analyst, Angie Gad, to explore the topic of radicalization and the different pathways to extremism that individuals may embark on.</strong></span></p>
Feb 15, 2016
Swatting: Not Just a Prank
497
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_11214048.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: small;"><strong>In Episode 4, the Director of Intelligence for the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP), Rosemary Martorana, sits down with Intelligence Analyst, Paige Schilling, to explore the topic of swatting and discuss the impact it has had in New Jersey.</strong></span></p>
Feb 08, 2016
One-on-One with Seamus Hughes
535
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_11198652.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: small;"><em>In November 2015, NJOHSP and the New York State Intelligence Center, along with the NJ Regional Intelligence Academy and MAGLOCLEN, hosted a 1-day seminar joining together Clint Watts, Dr. William McCants, J.M. Berger, and Seamus Hughes, to discuss the current threat of violent extremists and how law enforcement and homeland security professionals may counter it. NJOHSP analysts had the opportunity to interview these experts and engage in valuable dialogue, surrounding a variety of terrorism-related topics.</em></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: small;"><strong>In Episode 3, Seamus Hughes discusses the different approaches the U.S. Government and its state and local partners are using to develop strategies towards countering violent extremism.</strong></span></p>
Feb 01, 2016
One-on-One with J.M. Berger
746
<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_11183561.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: small;"><em>In November 2015, NJOHSP and the New York State Intelligence Center, along with the NJ Regional Intelligence Academy and MAGLOCLEN, hosted a 1-day seminar joining together Clint Watts, Dr. William McCants, J.M. Berger, and Seamus Hughes, to discuss the current threat of violent extremists and how law enforcement and homeland security professionals may counter it. NJOHSP analysts had the opportunity to interview these experts and engage in valuable dialogue, surrounding a variety of terrorism-related topics.</em></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: small;"><strong>In Episode 2, J.M. Berger discusses social media tactics and messaging by both foreign and domestic terrorist groups.</strong></span></p>
Jan 25, 2016
One-on-One with Dr. William McCants
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_11261083.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: small;"><em>In November 2015, NJOHSP and the New York State Intelligence Center, along with the NJ Regional Intelligence Academy and MAGLOCLEN, hosted a 1-day seminar joining together Clint Watts, Dr. William McCants, J.M. Berger, and Seamus Hughes, to discuss the current threat of violent extremists and how law enforcement and homeland security professionals may counter it. NJOHSP analysts had the opportunity to interview these experts and engage in valuable dialogue, surrounding a variety of terrorism-related topics.</em></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: small;"><strong>In Episode 1, Dr. William McCants discusses the leadership structure of ISIS, to include current leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and his significance to the future of the organization.</strong></span></p>
Jan 18, 2016
Intelligence. Unclassified. with Director Dr. Chris Rodriguez
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_11166815.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: small;">New Jersey Office of Homeland Security (NJOHSP) Director Dr. Chris Rodriguez brings you a first look at <strong><em>Intelligence. Unclassified.</em></strong></span></p>
Jan 18, 2016
Welcome to Intelligence. Unclassified.
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<img src="https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/07/28/27/communications19123/1400x1400_11163928.jpg" alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p><span style="font-size: small; font-family: 'times new roman', times;">Rosemary Martorana, Director of Intelligence at the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP), introduces listeners to our new podcast, <strong><em>Intelligence. Unclassfied.</em></strong></span></p>
Jan 16, 2016