10th Edition Homeland Security Professionals
Conference and Exposition
November 3-4, 2015
Held at The Florida Hotel and Conference Center
- More centrally located deluxe hotel
- No parking charges
- Inexpensive and plentiful alternatives
- Internet in the rooms and in the lobby
This year’s 12 annual conference is being held at a time of renewal for US Counter Terrorism. With a promise to “wipe radical Islamic terrorism from the face of the earth” by the new administration, what will US counter terrorism have to do to fulfill that promise?
“Taking the gloves off: Re-igniting US counter terrorism” will feature speakers that cast light on the subject of how the US can revitalize the war on Radical Islam. The debilitating effects of an anonymous and unnamed enemy for the past 8 years have led to gaping holes in the way the US effort is organized. Exciting presentations on everything from Cyber Security to banning groups associated with the Muslim Brotherhood will be covered by 8 excellent speakers over 8 days bringing global best practices. A group of carefully selected vendors will support the conference with an expo of technologies that can contribute to protecting the USA.
Professor Ryan Mauro
Ryan Mauro is a professor of homeland security for Liberty University and the national security analyst for the Clarion Project, an organization that focuses on Islamist extremism while promoting the voices of tolerance and moderation. He's made over 1,000 media appearances and is a consultant to government agencies, policy-makers and political campaigns. Read more
Ryan Mauro will go over the case of Mohamed Elibiary and his and ISNA's influence over US Counter Terrorism Training, with really shocking guidelines written in 2011 and discovered later. He will track the influence that Radical groups have had on our Counter Terrorism training and how that has possibly weakened our ability to counter global threats.
In the second part of his presentation he will emphasize the need for the authorities to aggressively respond to disinformation showing how it undermines the legitimacy of their work, deters people from becoming informants and has various other impacts on the radical Islamic threat. The best example of a failure of an agency to defend itself while it's getting massacred in the media is the NYPD, and the impact it has had on their counter terrorism effort. Read less
Navy Seal Tom Black
A combat veteran Navy SEAL and Private Military Contractor of over 23 deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Middle East. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Homeland Security and a Master’s Degree in Security Management. He has performed multiple threat assessments and risk analysis both in the United States and abroad. He also has written dozens of papers on Terrorism Preparedness, Airport Security, Border Security, Hezbollah, Al Qaeda, Taliban, and Home-grown terrorism.
Dr. Robert Rail
Dr. Robert Rail is a retired police officer and retired International Police Officer for the United Nations Police Task Force in Bosnia and Kosovo. As a war zone officer, Bob performed a wide variety of enforcement assignments including conflict investigation and riot response. He was also responsible for designing curriculums and instructing the elite police officers from 56 nations who had been deployed to conflict war zones in Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, Afghanistan, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. He has been a physical confrontation advisor to personnel for NATO and OSCE. He was a resident staff instructor at the Specialized Advanced Training Unit of the High Institute of the Baghdad Police College in Iraq. He is a frequent contributor to publications, television, and radio programs and conducts both training and consulting services for universities and corporations worldwide. He is the author of five books: The Unspoken Dialogue; Defense without Damage; Custodial Cuffing and Restraint; Reactive Handcuffing Tactics, and Surviving the International War Zone. Read more
“Terrorism Targets in Your Jurisdiction" What are the targets a terrorist cell will be looking for in your jurisdiction? Can what has happened in overseas war zones happen in our communities? How can they divide and separate your police and fire response teams? How can they take advantage of the police response? What vulnerable assets do you have that they can prey upon to wreak havoc and destruction? What is the ever present mindset of the terrorist? How will they try to manipulate your actions through death threats and hostages? These and other questions will be addressed and explored in this experience based, interactive presentation.
"Understanding Terrorist Body Signs" (also for CCTV viewers) Regardless of what the terrorist wears or how they are groomed, their body signs and gestures are blatantly apparent to those who know what to look for. The terrorist will go to great lengths and effort to blend in and become one with their environment so they are able to move about freely, but even the most cunning terrorist cannot conceal or hide all of the body signs that allow us to detect their presence. Once you have been introduced to these gestures and body signs you will be able to detect and be more alerted to those in your midst that are actively planning a terrorist assault. This presentation will allow you to be aware of impending danger and be proactive to the terrorist threat instead of reactive to a tragic disaster. Read less
Ex CIA Officer: Robert Dougherty
Bob Dougherty worked for 25 years as an undercover Operations Officer for the CIA. He has deep operational experience in the U.S., Europe, Central America, South America and the Middle East. Bob has successfully worked against foreign terrorist groups such as Al-Qaida, Hezbollah, Sendero Luminoso, Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Read more
Movement, the Japanese Red Army, the Palestine Liberation Organization, and the various Sunni extremist groups that are offshoots of Al-Qaida. In addition, Bob has extensive experience in working against Iranian state sponsored terrorism, and government of Iran intelligence and procurement operations worldwide. Bob has served as a subject matter expert instructor on terrorism and countering terrorist cells inside the U.S. and overseas for a variety of classes attended by law enforcement, U.S. government federal officers, U.S. military personnel, and civilian specialist first-responders. Bob has personally developed, managed and carried out multiple high profile operations during his career that lead to the capture of several high profile terrorists, and the effective dismantling of terrorist networks.
Doctrine of the The Islamic State in the U.S.: Attack Planning, Recruitment, Social Media and Operational Security
Synopsis: The Islamic State is one of the most dangerous enemies faced by the U.S. The Islamic State is a hybrid insurgency/terrorist group/state actor that possesses transnational capabilities and the strategic objectives of violently opposing the West/U.S. and killing Americans. Islamic State activities are growing and expanding inside the Homeland leading to an increased threat to all Americans. Two “operational manuals” have been issued by the Islamic State in the last year that are specifically geared towards Islamic State sympathizers and members inside the U.S. These manuals represent a significant and fundamental shift in how the Islamic State is targeting America. This presentation would focus on several key areas of the Islamic State inside the U.S. - their Attack Planning, Recruitment of Americans, Social Media Activities and Operational Security. This presentation serves to raise the knowledge and awareness of specific Islamic State activities taking place inside the U.S. for individuals involved in providing for the safety and security of the Homeland. Read less
CEO of Cardinal Point: Paul Goldenberg
Global threats, local impacts: addressing the threat of violent extremists in today's environment.
The concern of native or naturalized citizens being trained in terrorist camps on battlefield abroad and returning to wage war at home is coming to fruition, on the streets of Paris, Brussels, London and other Western nations. This, coupled with the ongoing concerns of homegrown violent extremists (HVEs) inspired to act by a range of violent ideologies, poses a complex and dynamic threat to the Homeland. The recent resurgence in violent attacks by both sovereign citizens and white supremacists further complicates the threat environment. The persistent threat of the domestic terrorism issue, namely white supremacists and neo-Nazis, has at times been overshadowed by the emerging overseas threat, mainly ISIS and al-Qaeda affiliates. It is important to note, as recent studies have confirmed, the number of plots and attacks by these domestic groups here in the U.S. has outnumbered those affiliated with overseas terrorist organizations Read more
Whether a violent extremist is inspired by violent Islamist ideology, anti-government, or neo-Nazis, acts of targeted violence aimed at our communities and public spaces have devastating effects, regardless of the inspiration or motivation.
Engaging our community effectively in homeland security efforts requires a proper understanding of our role in ensuring our own safety and security. Promoting awareness of terrorist threats is critical to inspire, motivate and mobilize our community to take the necessary precautions to be ready to ensure the safety of themselves and their families. The successful management of emergency situations requires not only competent emergency response personnel and prudent and effective emergency plans by the local/state/federal government, but also a public that is equipped and empowered with knowledge and information.
Paul Goldenberg is the President and CEO of Cardinal Point Strategies (CPS), LLC, a strategic advisory and business intelligence consulting firm. As president and CEO of CPS, Mr. Goldenberg is a trusted advisor with a long history of helping resolve the highest profile and most confidential matters for governments, businesses, academia, and NGOs around the world. In 2014 Secretary Janet Napolitano appointed Mr. Goldenberg as a member of the United States Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council. In 2015, Secretary Jeh Johnson appointed Goldenberg as Co-Chair of the National Foreign Fighter Task Force, authorized to recommend strategies, policies, and to examine current border, immigration and transportation issues related to violent extremists and foreign fighters. He also currently serves as the Co-Chair of the DHS Secretary’s Faith Based Security Advisory Council. Since 2004, Mr. Goldenberg has led the nation’s first faith-based information sharing analysis center recognized by DHS as the national model.
Mr. Goldenberg’s public career includes more than two decades as the first State Chief of the Office of Bias Crimes and Community Relations in New Jersey leading the nation’s first full time State Attorney General’s effort focusing on hate crimes and ethnic terrorism, Director of the nation's 6th largest county social service and juvenile justice system, and as a law enforcement official leading investigation efforts for cases in domestic terrorism, political corruption, and organized crime. From 2004-2009, Mr. Goldenberg played a key role in setting policy for the legislation and investigation of ethnic terrorism and hate crimes in his role as senior law enforcement advisor to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). In the course of his law enforcement career, Mr. Goldenberg received South Florida’s most distinguished citation for valor: Officer of the Year, an honor presented after serving in an undercover capacity and as lead agent in one of South Florida’s longest term undercover assignments.
Colonel Behram A. Sahukar
Colonel Behram A. Sahukar served in the Parachute Regiment (Special Forces) of the Indian Army for 34 years and is a combat veteran of the 1971 India-Pakistan War. He holds a Master’s Degree in Defense Studies, and an Advanced Master’s Degree (MPhil) in International Studies (Middle East/South Asia).
He has many years of operational experience in counterinsurgency and counter-terrorism operations along the Line of Control in Kashmir, in Punjab during rampant terrorism in the mid-1980s, and along India’s troubled border with China. He retired in 2003 as Additional Officer, Counter-Terrorism Division, Defense Intelligence Agency, Ministry of Defense, India. Read more
Colonel Sahukar will speak about the Expanding Threat of Islamist Terrorism in South Asia and the Middle East and its impact on India-US-Israel security ties.
Colonel Sahukar specializes in Asymmetric Warfare/Counter-insurgency operations and Islamist Terrorism with particular reference to the strategic impact in the Middle East and South/South West Asia, and on India-US-Israel Strategic Security Cooperation.
He has been a Research Fellow at the IDSA , and the USI where he worked on Militant Islamists and violent extremism in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, the security dimensions of the Af-Pak region after 9/11, and on Suicide Terrorism in particular.
He has been a guest speaker at International Terrorism and Security seminars in Germany, Switzerland, the UK, USA, India, Israel, Singapore, and Turkey. He lived for over four years in Jordan, gaining valuable insight into the security dynamics of the region.
He has been a frequent speaker for many years at the International Institute for Counter Terrorism (ICT), Herzliya, Israel. He has also served as Adjunct Professor, Program on Terrorism and Security Studies, at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch (Germany).
Colonel Sahukar's current research is on Islamist Terrorism and the Counter-Terrorism Policies of India and Israel. He is the author of the book-monograph "Suicide Terrorism: Relevance in the Indian Context" published by the United Service Institution of India, New Delhi. He works from his ‘bases’ in the USA and in India. Read less
David Bogolub is an expert in WMD. He will be presenting a scenario on a WMD incident, one of the greatest fears of Countries faced with the threat of CBRNE terrorism.
David Bogolub is a board certified emergency physician and a Medical Officer with USDHHS with some of the HHS emergency response teams with special training and background in NBC and mass casualty management. Prior to medical school he was an EMT/Paramedic and left the Chicago Fire Department as Paramedic Officer/Paramedic-in-Charge in June, 1991 to attend medical school at Chicago College of Osteopathic medicine where he completed internship and residency in emergency medicine. Read more
He is also employed as instructor/SME and curriculum developer and curriculum reviewer by Louisiana State University, Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education, National Center for Biomedical Research and Training and by SUNY-Albany, National Center for Security and Preparedness. He is also an instructor/SME and curriculum reviewer for US Dept of State/Anti-Terrorism Assistance Program. He has traveled widely both nationally and internationally delivering lectures and exercises on topic, mostly bioweapons, having been an invited speaker at such venues as the Global Summit on Terrorism at the Institute for Counter-Terrorism, the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel; the bi-annual European Biodefense Conference at the Bundeswehr Institute of Microbiology and Medicine in Munich (three appearances), etc. Read less
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