Held at The Florida Hotel and Conference Center, Orlando, FL
It’s going to be the best we have ever had with 10 speakers in 3 days!
With Iran being challenged on its nuclear program, the future holds threats from the many terror proxies that Iran supports. Groups like Hezbollah and Hamas are ready and poised to strike at the US. But how will these groups attack if the US or Israel takes out the Iranian nuclear capability? Our theme of International Terrorism examines some of the great ideas today that you need to consider when you are doing your job and protecting the homeland.
Key Note Speaker:Steve Emerson - The Investigative Project on Terrorism - American journalist and author, who writes about national security, terrorism, and Islamic extremism. Emerson is the author of six books, and co-author of two more. Hear from the world’s recognized expert, the state of the enemy in the USA in 2013 and where they are most well organized and ready.
1. Mike Gordon – expert in social media mining – Dataveillance is a social media and open source intelligence research company, that provides training to law enforcement, private sector legal community, and the corporate security and IT divisions of corporations in conducting cyber social media investigations and reconnaissance. You will get a demonstration of what can be done with this amazing technology. If you are in Intelligence, Fusion Centers, or investigations, this is a must.
2. Steve Young – Sam Houston University – Dr. Young has published on the terrorist’s reconnaissance carried out in preparing for the devastating attack on Mumbai. Intense reconnaissance will be necessary for terrorists looking to attack us. Hear Dr. Young’s special study of Mumbai – essential for any professional counter terrorist, intel, fusion center, investigations and more.
3. Richard Landes – Institute for Cognitive Warfare research - researches and publishes on the effects of cognitive warfare, a potent weapon that is less considered in the war on terror than it should be. Do you know what cognitive warfare is? How it is practiced? You must: this is one of the foremost and most effective weapons international Terrorism has waged against the USA.
4. James McGee: Retired Special Agent James McGee offers readers a first-hand account of what it’s like to be on the inside of one of the world’s most elite counter-terrorism teams. Mr. McGee is a 24-year veteran of law enforcement during which he served as a member of the FBI Hostage Rescue Team, a SWAT member in Albuquerque, NM and SWAT Supervisor/Senior Team Leader in New Orleans, LA. In this capacity, Mr. McGee participated and managed tactical situations that involved deployment of tactical teams during major events under his command.
5. Detective Llewellyn Edwards: Bermuda Police Service. “Violence in Bermuda: potential impact on US Homeland Security”. He is currently attached to the Serious Crime Unit (SCU) of the Serious and Organized Crime Division where he is responsible for investigating gang related violent crimes and murder. Bermuda over the last 15 years has experienced an explosion in violent crimes which have been directly related to local gang activities which has been linked to gangs in other countries, particularly in the US. This is in reference to the trend known as “domestic terrorism”. This refers to the violence that each gang subjects the communities to and the fear which is constant and seemingly never ending. It eventually grips and chokes the life out of a community and the people living in it and may boomerang back to the USA.
6. Peter L DiDomenica
: President of Quantum Innovation Corp. “From Bias to Atrocity: Understanding the Progression from Normalcy to Mass Murder”. After the 9/11 attacks Peter served as the Director of Aviation Security Policy at Boston Logan International airport where he developed innovative anti-terrorism programs including creation of the behavior based screening program adopted by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) know as Screening of Passengers by Observation Techniques or “SPOT”. Various forms of violence against others, in many cases by morally and psychologically normal people, based on classification of others as being part of an “out group” is a predictable and common occurrence in all societies. What starts as simple bias and stereotypical thinking about another individual, group, or race can be nurtured, through either internally flawed psychological processes or “in group” manipulation, into full blown hatred and dehumanization leading to murder and genocide.
7. Jackie Bozeman: “What can be learned from Israel in terms of Homeland Security”. Mr. Bozeman possesses nearly thirty years of professional criminal justice leadership expertise. Mr. Bozeman holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration. Mr. Bozeman is recently retired from the Richland County Sheriff’s Department. Mr. Bozeman’s law enforcement career has included positions as a State Trooper in Colorado, Undercover Special Agent for the State of Ohio, and a Deputy with the Richland County Sheriff‘s Department. Mr. Bozeman served as firearms, driving and multiple subjects’ instructor for his department, and was one of the county’s crisis negotiators. Mr. Bozeman has over fifteen years of teaching experience, as an instructor for North Central State College, Excelsior College, American Military University and Ivy Bridge online classes.
Watch the highlights from the 2012 Conference
We are honored to invite you back for what will be the biggest and best conference. With a sellout in 2012 at the Gaylord Palms you spoke and we listened: