Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Counterintelligence Seminar

Counterintelligence Seminar
Understanding the Espionage Threat through an Examination of Major Spy Cases

This program is presented by the Eastern Management Development Center in partnership with The Center for Human Reliability Studies, Oak Ridge Associated Universities.
The conviction of FBI agent Robert Phillip Hanssen, who admitted spying for the Soviets for over 15 years, is one of a series of espionage cases that has been uncovered since the end of the Cold War. Modern espionage is not limited to military and other Government intelligence secrets. In 1996, Congress passed the Economic Espionage Act to address the increasing problem of foreign governments and major corporations targeting the American Government and proprietary information of value. In addition to an expansion in the types of organizations targeted for espionage, there have been new developments in the tradecraft used, including extensive use of the Internet for espionage and information warfare activities.
During this five-day program, participants have an opportunity to discuss the major spy cases of the past decade with experts from the intelligence and counterintelligence community. Cases to be covered include Walker, Ames, Trofimoff, Hanssen, and Montes. The motivation of espionage agents in each case is discussed and assessed, and unclassified details of their detection and the investigation into each case are presented. The class discussion also examines and analyzes video interviews with the convicted agents and training segments prepared for selected cases.

Key Results
Understand the changing nature of the current espionage threat
Learn what motivated Americans who engaged in espionage
Examine successful counterintelligence techniques
Learn how the major spy cases were managed and prosecuted
Understand the role and capabilities of the National Counterintelligence Executive
Who Should Attend
Managers and specialists from agencies whose mission includes intelligence and counterintelligence activities and those from other Government agencies that are targeted for economic or information espionage.

Schedule and Cost
Start/Stop times for EMDC: Arrival - Monday, program starts at 9 a.m.Ends - Friday at noon
Course includes meals, lodging, tuition and course materials

Jul 17 - Jul 21, 06


Homeland Security: Understanding the Enemy

Homeland Security:
Understanding the Enemy New Roles, New Challenges

The War on Terrorism will continue well
into the future and the Homeland Security efforts in response to this war will involve approximately 200,000 Federal employees. Some of those employees will be assigned to Homeland Security duties on a full-time basis, but many will have new duties added to their current assignments.

The primary objective of this seminar is to provide information on the nature of terrorism and the specific threats to the United States. The seminar is designed primarily for Federal managers and specialists who have responsibilities in areas related to terrorism, counteraction, or Homeland Security. The program includes specific information on international threats, the threat from domestic anti-Government groups, and threats from special interest extremist organizations. In addition, discussions focus on Homeland Security approaches developed by other countries and the challenges facing America.

Key Results
Understand the dynamics of terrorism and the current threats to the United States
Provide an overview of the evolution of terrorism, including international organizations and domestic anti-Government groups
Discuss the nature and dynamics of international and domestic terrorism
Examine the cultures that produce suicide bombers or pursue weapons of mass destruction
Learn how other countries deal with the scourge of terrorism
Discuss America's Homeland Security program and the role of the Federal agencies in supporting the program
Understand agency and individual roles in the new security environment

Who Should Attend
Managers and specialists with Homeland Security issues, operations security, counterterrorism, law enforcement, or intelligence responsibilities. State and local officials are also encouraged to attend.

Schedule and Cost
Start/Stop times for EMDC: Sunday arrival. Starts Monday at 9 a.m. and ends Friday at Noon.
Start/Stop times for WMDC: Sunday arrival. Starts Monday at 9 a.m. and ends Friday at Noon.
Course includes meals, lodging, tuition and course materials

Aug 21 - Aug 25, 06

Oct 16 - Oct 20, 06


Sunday, May 28, 2006

Do you really want to be a homicide detective?

Maybe I was different, but I joined up to drive around in the black and white car and fight crime. These days, it seems, my students all want to be homicide investigators; or, they are under the mistaken belief that crime scene technicians carry guns and investigate crimes. So, do you want to be a homicide investigator? Take the first test – watch the National Medical Laboratories autopsy videos!

Sponsored by:
Criminal Justice Online

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Preventing Gangs in Our Communitie

Preventing Gangs in Our Communities Live Webcasts June 6, 2006 2 - 3:30 PM ET (Part Two)

This two-part free, live interactive webcast and satellite broadcast will discuss preventing the growth of gangs. The webcasts will feature a panel discussion by gang specialists and viewers will be able to submit questions to the panel by e-mail. For more information, resource materials, and viewer registration, visit

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

License Plates of North America

License Plates of North America

This website is unique and a valuable investigative tool. The author, a license plate collector, has classified and scanned photographs of all North American (United States, Canada and Mexico) license plates. Moreover, he has classified them in a number of easy to use databases. The next time you are investigating a crime and a witness gives you a partial plate, or describes a plate from another state, you can use this website to further your investigations.


Sunday, May 21, 2006

Street Gangs: The New Urban Insurgency

The primary thrust of this monograph is to explain the linkage of contemporary criminal street gangs (that is, the gang phenomenon or third generation gangs) to insurgency in terms of the instability it wreaks upon government and the concomitant challenge to state sovereignty. Although there are differences between gangs and insurgents regarding motives and modes of operations, this linkage infers that gang phenomena are mutated forms of urban insurgency. In these terms, these "new" nonstate actors must eventually seize political power in order to guarantee the freedom of action and the commercial environment they want. The common denominator that clearly links the gang phenomenon to insurgency is that the third generation gangs' and insurgents' ultimate objective is to depose or control the governments of targeted countries. As a consequence, the "Duck Analogy" applies. Third generation gangs look like ducks, walk like ducks, and act like ducks—a peculiar breed, but ducks nevertheless! This monograph concludes with recommendations for the United States and other countries to focus security and assistance responses at the strategic level. The intent is to help leaders achieve strategic clarity and operate more effectively in the complex politically dominated, contemporary global security arena.

You can download a complete copy here.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Criminal Justice Degree

Find out what a criminal justice degree entails, what kind of employment you can find with your degree and other useful information about criminal justice

Criminal Justice Degree Online

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Al-Qaida assault on Canada 'probable,' head of spy agency warns

OTTAWA (CP) - While the threat from al-Qaida remains strongest overseas, a terrorist attack on Canadian soil is "now probable," the head of Canada's spy agency has quietly advised the government.

In his annual report to the public safety minister, Jim Judd says the Canadian Security Intelligence Service's highest priority involved trying to prevent assaults occurring in, or originating from, Canada.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Cops 4 Causes -A Salute to Heroes

Cops 4 Causes is excited to announce that Deana Carter will headline this year's Cops 4 Causes -A Salute to Heroes. The benefit will be held in Ventura, California, July 15, 2006 on the California Street Promenade located at 364 S. California Street. Proceeds from the benefit concert, silent auction, and dinner hosted and served by the men and women of the Ventura Police Officers Association, will be donated to Special Olympics Ventura County.

This year’s event will also include live performances by the band Thunder Road and Crosby Loggins. Honorary Celebrity Chairs Wendi McLendon-Covey, who plays Dep. Clementine Johnson on Comedy Central's hit show Reno 911, and California State Assembly Member, Pedro Nava will host the Platinum Sponsor Celebrity VIP reception to be held at the "Top of the Harbor" of the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach Hotel. More Honorary Celebrity Chairs TBA.

For more information on the event, sponsorship opportunities, or to purchase tickets please visit our web page at Tickets go on sale Monday May 8th at 10 A.M. and can be purchased on-line at or at the Majestic Ventura Theater box office located at 26 S. Chestnut St. Ventura, California

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Suicide Terrorism & Bomb Security Preparedness for First Responders

Countering Suicide Bombers; Identifying Suspicious People and Activity; Bomb Detection and First Response Guidelines

May 18-19, 2006Montgomery County Public Service Training Academy9710 Great Seneca Highway
Rockville, MD 20850
Program: 8:00am-4:00pm

a. Deliver comprehensive information on the threat of suicide/homicide terrorism, identification of bombs and their components
b. Identification of suicide bombers and guidelines on how to counter the threat.
c. Provide participants with the tools necessary to prepare for these extreme situations, and possible courses of action

Who Should Attend?
Law enforcement officers and first responders
• Federal, state and local counter-terrorism officials
• Emergency responders and workers
• Public works officials
• Critical infrastructure security officers
• Corporate security officers and analysts

Topics Covered:
• Introduction: Fundamental Islamic terror, Al Qaeda & the Global Jihad
• Bombing & Suicide Terrorism: roots and trends
• Identifying the components used in bombs
• Characteristics of standard and improvised explosives
• Weapon & explosive concealment detection
• Suspicious objects – definition, detection and first response
• Secondary devices and counter-measures
• Suicide Bombing – Al Qaeda modus operandi
• Terrorist preparations – telltales signs, pre-attack indicators and bomb-making activity• VBIED (Car bomb) - The threat, identification, inspection and first response
• Identification of suicide terrorists
• Tactical deployment to counter suicide bombing and mitigate it
• Dealing with an armed suicide bomber
• Terror incident management guidelines and tips
• Prevention - the Israeli security concept

The workshop is based on Israeli experience and best practices and is taught by Mr. Tal Hanan, a reserve IDF captain in the Special Forces and renowned counter-terrorism trainer, specializing in the field of explosives and suicide terrorism. Mr. Hanan is CEO of Demoman International, an international security consulting firm.Mr. Hanan ( emphasizes in his classes lessons learned from suicide terror attacks that can be implemented by law enforcement and private security officers. He accompanies his presentations with inert models of bomb vests and components as well as the latest footage from incidents around the world.

Thousands of federal, state and local police officers have benefited from Mr. Hanan’s experience and knowledge at his training workshops and presentations conducted throughout the US. Mr. Hanan has written extensively on bomb security issues and was the technical consultant for the “Bomb Countermeasures for Security Professionals” Version 2 interactive training CDROM. (Available from

Registration Fee:
Small Business: $399
Industry: $499

- Group rates are available.

Click here for more information and to register or call 202-747-0495