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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.

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.
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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.

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Episodes

#HateHasNoPlaceInNJ - The NJOHSP Interfaith Advisory Council

8/20/2018
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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...

Duration:00:14:01

Mapping Terror Series: Domestic Terrorism in 2017

7/23/2018
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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—including race-based, single-issue, anti-government, and religious extremist ideologies—associated primarily with US-based movements. Tune in to our discussion on the threat presented by domestic terrorists, NJOHSP’s process for tracking their activity in 2017, and some high-profile...

Duration:00:12:18

Mapping Terror Series: Homegrown Violent Extremists in the US, 2017

6/21/2018
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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—two involving New Jersey residents—and 22 individuals were charged with material support or other related offenses nationwide. 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...

Duration:00:21:51

Secure the Shore: Keeping New Jersey’s Beaches and Boardwalks Safe

5/21/2018
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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’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. Join Guy McCormick, the Monmouth County Counterterrorism Coordinator (CTC), Joe...

Duration:00:19:12

Active Shooter Threats - Response, Resources, and Resiliency

5/3/2018
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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. Join Ed Moore, NJOHSP’s Active Shooter Trainer, and Ben Castillo, Director of the NJ Department of Education’s Office of School...

Duration:00:21:45

2018 Threat Assessment Series: Enemies in Cyberspace - Cyberterrorism and Terrorists' Use of the Internet

4/16/2018
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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...

Duration:00:21:03

2018 Threat Assessment Series: Domestic Terrorism - A Changing Environment

4/2/2018
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Throughout the last year, domestic extremist groups—particularly anarchists, militia members, and white supremacists—in New Jersey and neighboring states clashed, traveled across state lines, and were, at times, subject to foreign influence. 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.

Duration:00:18:06

2018 Threat Assessment Series: Persistent Threat - Evolving Strategies of International Terror Groups

3/19/2018
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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. 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.

Duration:00:17:52

2018 Threat Assessment Series: Inspired Terrorists - A 2017 Review of Homegrown Violent Extremists

3/5/2018
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Homegrown violent extremists (HVEs) are individuals inspired—as opposed to directed—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—including Facebook, YouTube, and Telegram—that...

Duration:00:06:36

Extremists Exploiting Security Positions

2/26/2018
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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...

Duration:00:10:23

An Overview of the 2018 NJOHSP Terrorism Threat Assessment

1/29/2018
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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.

Duration:00:15:43

Season Two Finale

12/11/2017
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This podcast marks not only the 100th episode of Intelligence. Unclassified., but also the end of Season Two. 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.

Duration:00:17:36

Exploring the Center for Critical Intelligence Studies at Rutgers University

12/4/2017
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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...

Duration:00:18:07

Foreign Terrorist Propaganda - A Year in Review

11/27/2017
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Tune-in to this episode of Intelligence. Unclassified. as Analysis Bureau Chief Dean Baratta and Intelligence Analysts Alyssa Potter, Travis Gross, and Dylan Brody cover topics and trends of propaganda among al-Qa’ida, al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula, and ISIS.

Duration:00:25:35

Staying Cyber Safe This Holiday Season

11/20/2017
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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’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’s history. Last year, Adobe reported that approximately $5.27 billion...

Duration:00:09:07

Children of the Caliphate - Young ISIS Returnees and the Reintegration Challenge

11/13/2017
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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...

Duration:00:26:54

VOX-Pol Training Academy - Topics in Violent Political Extremism, Terrorism, and the Internet

11/6/2017
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The VOX-Pol program’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...

Duration:00:18:23

Preparing for Multiple Mass Gatherings - A Local and County Perspective

10/30/2017
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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. On this episode of Intelligence. Unclassified., Point Pleasant Beach Police Chief Joseph Michigan and Agent Ron Jennings of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office joined us to discuss special events and mass gatherings. No strangers to handling...

Duration:00:13:03

Displaying Hate - A Look at White Supremacist Extremist Imagery

10/23/2017
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White supremacist extremists often use imagery that can be broken down into four categories—traditional, religious, Nazi-related, and Internet-based—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. Recently, our office partnered with the Anti-Defamation League to produce a comprehensive resource on the current...

Duration:00:11:22

Terrorism or Not? A Look at Labelling

10/16/2017
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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. 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...

Duration:00:12:18