**This class is eligible for 4 ASIS CPE credits.
Featuring a special opening briefing by John Cassara, Regional Representative for the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) for Southern California, Arizona, and Hawaii.
Countering Active Terrorist Cells in the Homeland (C.A.T.C.H.) is a unique training course that seeks to provide an all-encompassing approach to the current threat of Terrorism and Homegrown Violent Extremism (HVE) inside the U.S. This one-day training course will outline the foundational factors that contribute to HVE and the radicalization and recruitment of Americans. An understanding of the three main pillars of the Islamic State and Al-Qaida – Radical Ideology, Extremist Doctrine and Strategic Messaging will be provided. New threat vectors – like the increased targeting of Police and Military personnel will be discussed, as well as, recent terrorist Tactics, Techniques and Procedures. Pre-Incident Indicators that are always present in the time-line leading up to a terrorist attack will be illuminated. Finally, Challenges for the Future will be addressed, as a prelude to a presentation on viable Counter-Terrorism Strategies, What Works and Lessons Learned.
Detailed Overview of Threats within the Homeland: Al-Qaida and the Islamic State, Homegrown Violent Extremists, Radicalization of Americans, Threat inside California
The Three Pillars that Drive Al-Qaida, the Islamic State and American HVE’s: Radical Ideology, Extremist Doctrine, Strategic Messaging
Key Tactics, Techniques and Procedures utilized by Extremists inside the Homeland: Top Ten TTP’s to look for inside the U.S.
The Next Wave – New Threats headed our Way: Drones, Remote Control Weapons, Chemical Weapons, Foreign Fighters returning Home
Best Practices for the Individual and Family: Key Advanced Situational Awareness Concepts, Safe havens, Rally Points, Communication Plans and Foundational Lodestones
Robert Dougherty, Director of Intelligence, CT Watch
A 25 year veteran of the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) Mr. Dougherty brings an extensive intelligence background to C-T Watch, Inc’s Intelligence & Counter-Intelligence Training Program.
Who Should Attend:
Open to anyone. Particularly aimed toward first responders (Law/Health/Fire) and educators who will be functioning as a TLO within the JRIC’s operational area. Current FBI InfraGard Members and ILO’s.