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Wednesday, April 19

Homeland Security Training Workshop - Suicide Bombers

In my business dealings, I work with the Nevada Department of Economic Development sometimes to help lead government business my way. This portion of our State government does a fantastic job trying to help the small business owners stay abreast of possibilities and opportunities. Occasionally they send out bulletins that may be of interest to certain businesses.

I received this bulletin recently, and thought if I fell into the law enforcement category, or even just had the time and money to attend this conference, this would be an amazingly interesting workshop. I am publishing this information to my readers in the event some of you might find this workshop helpful to your line of work. I copied this text from a PDF file, so it prints a bit funny.

If you should be interested further, please e-mail me and I will forward you the bulletin e-mail directly.

Homeland Defense Training Workshop (tm)Managing the Threat of Suicide Bombers and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs)

April 10-11, 2006Sheraton Fisherman's WharfSan Francisco, California

Registration & Continental Breakfast: 7:30-8:30am (Day One only) Program Starts: 8:30amWrap-Up: 4:30pm (Day one); 1:00pm (Day Two)

About This WorkshopThe FBI and DHS are warning state and local partners to be on the alert for suicide bombers using large vehicle borne improvised explosive devices (LVBIED) and man-portable/hand-carried IEDs. Homeland Defense Journal's Managing the Threat of Suicide Bombers and Improvised Explosive Devices - based on U.S. and other international case studies - is designed for advanced levels of government and security personnel to provide you with relevant information about the motivation, training, equipment, techniques and operational methods used by terrorist bombers, with particular attention on the suicide bomber. In addition, you'll learn about other terrorism counter-measures, including how to prepare an effective bomb threat and bombing response plan. Homeland Defense Journal's Managing the Threat of Suicide Bombers and Improvised Explosive Devices will provide you with background on the different bombing methods employed by different terror groups, assist you with detection techniques for Suicide Terrorists, help you to understand what an effective protective policy might look like, and give considerable detail about attempted and actual incidents that have occurred in the United States and overseas. It will also teach you how to conduct building and vehicle searches and evacuations, mitigate bombing attacks and understand the sources, costs and evaluation of, physical security enhancements. This workshop is not only designed for local, state and federal agencies dealing with today's security concerns, but will also be of extreme value if you are a security manager for a government building, school or corporate headquarters. By gaining an understanding of who the terrorists are, how different terrorist groups gather intelligence and operate, the nature of terrorist explosive devices, and how the devices may be detected and stopped, you will be able to work more closely with your security staff and local agencies in creating security plans that may mitigate or avoid disasters.

What You Will Cover
· Overview of terrorist activity in the U.S.
· Current terrorism statistics, trends and threats to the U.S.
· Introduction to Explosives and Explosive Effects
· Introduction to Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs)
· Concealment techniques and methods of operation
· Rationale, recruitment, training and methods of operation of suicide bombers
· How to respond to suicide bombers, combined attacks and secondary devices
· How to prepare an effective bomb threat and bombing response plan
· How to conduct building and vehicle searches and evacuations
· Internet and information sources on terrorist and bombing matters
You'll see specific incident photographs and videos of actual post-attack scenes and footage shot by terrorists detailing bomb-making instructions. Mock suicide terrorist explosive devices ranging from a "shoe bomb" to suicide vests will be used during the workshop to illustrate various teaching points. (These are training aids only and all simulated explosive materials are completely inert.)
Who Should Attend
· Federal, state and local security planners involved with Homeland Security
· Law enforcement, emergency responders and private security companies
· Military personnel involved in security, protection or counter-terrorism
· Ship and air safety officers
· Corporate security officers
· Homeland security experts and officials

Agenda/InstructorDay One, April 10, 2006
· 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast, hosted by Homeland Defense Journal
· 8:30 AM- 9:30 AM Administrative, Introductions of Instructor & Students, Overview, Statistics and Trends of Terrorist Activities Targeting U.S.
· 9:30 AM- 9:45 AM Networking Break
· 9:45 AM - 12:15 PM Introduction to Explosives, Explosive Effects, IEDs & Concealments
· 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM Lunch on your own
· 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM Nature of the Suicide Bomber Phenomenon Including Rationale, Recruitment, Training and Methods of Operation
· 2:45 PM - 3:00 PM Networking Break
· 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Case Studies - Vehicle Borne and Man-Portable Suicide Devices including Detailed Review of Bombings in Tanzania and Morocco
· 4:30 PM Day One Adjourn
Day Two, April 11, 2006
· 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast - hosted by Homeland Defense Journal
· 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM Managing Bomb Threats, Searing and Evacuations
· 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Networking Break
· 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM Responding to the Suicide Bomber
· 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM Sources of Information and Review of Bomb Detection/Mitigation/Response equipment
· 1:15 PM Closing Comments and Adjourn

About Your InstructorLeo West, an EOD and Counterterrorism Consultant with Telemus Solutions, is retired from the FBI after serving as a Supervisory Special Agent with over 26 years of extensive experience directing and conducting counterterrorism and criminal investigations as a manager and investigator. He also served as an expert Forensics Examiner in the field of explosives and bombing matters for the FBI Laboratory. From 1987 through 2004, he specialized in counterterrorism investigations, and in particular, terrorist bombing cases. Mr. West was the initial Program Manager in the development of the multi-agency Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center (TEDAC), and was the Senior Supervisor in charge of all FBI Laboratory activities in the 9/11 investigation. He has led forensic and crime scene investigative teams at domestic and foreign bombing incidents including those at the World Trade Center, Oklahoma City, Khobar Towers, TWA 800, the U.S. Embassy in Tanzania, the USS Cole, the U.S. Consulate in Karachi, the French oil tanker LIMBURG, as well as suicide bombings in Casablanca and Istanbul.Mr. West has organized and instructed at numerous training courses in bombing and counterterrorism matters to many foreign and domestic police agencies, military and critical infrastructure security forces, and he is an advisor to the National Institute of Justice Technical Working Group on Bombing Investigations. Mr. West holds graduate degrees in both Forensic Science and Public Administration, and attended the Hazardous Devices School, the Naval EOD School, and received numerous explosives, CBRN, arson, tactical and terrorism-related training courses in the U.S. and abroad. He is a current certified Bomb Technician and recognized Court Expert in explosives and hazardous devices.

· Homeland Defense Journal
· IT*Security Magazine
· LSS ( Lab Safety Supply )
· Telemus Solutions
· Wireless Communications Association, International

Registration Charges
· Industry - $695** per person
· Small Business (100 employees or less) - $645** per person
· Government - $595** per person
** Each attendee must provide a Valid Driver's License or Government ID the day of the conference**Market*Access reserves the right to deny attendance to any person.

Registration Options[1] Online with your credit card using our online booking form at www.marketaccess.org/booking_form.asp[2] Fax our downloadable registration form to (703) 807-2728[3] Phone Pamela Greenstein at (703) 807-2758[4] E-mail Pamela Greenstein at pgreenstein@marketaccess.org[5] Mail our downloadable registration form to:Homeland Defense Journal4301 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22203

Registrations are payable by Visa, Mastercard, American Express, company check or government purchase order.CANCELLATION POLICY: You may designate a substitute in writing any time before the conference. If you need to cancel your registration, you must send your notice in writing and will be subject to a $50 processing charges. No refunds are given for cancellations received one week prior to the event start date or later. PLEASE NOTE: No shows will be liable for the entire registration charges.

Location/Hotel Information

The Workshop will be held at the Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf, 2500 Mason Street, San Francisco, California, 94133. (415) 362-5500. Map and directions to the conference locationPlease note that the Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf is holding a small block of guest rooms available at the rate of $130 + tax. To secure a room, you must contact the Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf at (415) 362-5500 by March 21, 2006 and mention Market*Access 'Terrorism and the Suicide Bomb Attack' to get this rate. Parking is available for $26 a day, attendees must mention Market*Access 'Terrorism and the Suicide Bomb Attack' to the parking attendant to get this rate.

Contact Us• For registration information, contact Pamela Greenstein at pgreenstein@marketaccess.org or (703) 807-2758• For government speaking and best practices presentation opportunities, contact Kim Hovda at khovda@marketaccess.org or (703) 894-1096 • For product and solutions companies interested in sponsorship information and related speaking opportunities, contact Andrea Feinberg at afeinberg@marketaccess.org or (201) 592-6477

To download a PDF of planned training conferences and workshops for 2006, please go to our home page at www.homelanddefensejournal.comMarketing, Conference Management and Production by:Homeland Defense Journal, Inc.4301 Wilson BoulevardSuite 1003Arlington, VA 22203
(703) 807-2758