CRA is pleased to announce that two of our intelligence analysts supporting the California State Threat Assessment Center (STAC), Mr. Darren Nelson and Mr. David Herbst, have been acknowledged for their contribution in a new high-profile report for the California Attorney General. The STAC team was cited in the report as being instrumental in organizing and analyzing intelligence information and trends.
The report, “Gangs Beyond Borders: California and the Fight Against Transnational Organized Crime” was released on March 21, 2014, and has been featured by mainstream media outlets including the LA Times, CBS News, Fox News, and others. The report addresses three emerging pillars of transnational criminal activity in California: the trafficking of drugs, weapons and human beings; money laundering; and high-tech crimes, such as digital piracy, hacking and fraud.
As a member of the report’s Special Project Team, CRA intelligence analyst Mr. Darren Nelson co-authored several chapters and provided recommendations based upon his experience and consultation with federal, state, and local law enforcement, non-governmental organizations, and academia.
CRA congratulates our staff for their hard work toward the completion of this report. We are proud of our continuing support to the State Threat Assessment Center, and are honored to assist the state of California in the fight against transnational organized crime.
The report is available here:
CRA Awarded Contract to Design and Deliver Two Active Shooter Tabletop Exercises for the Higher Education Sector in New Jersey
CRA has been awarded a contract to design and deliver two Active Shooter Tabletop Exercises in New Jersey. Each exercise will focus on the recovery phase of an Active Shooter event on a college or university campus, and will include scenario-based, simulated practical exercises (breakout tabletop exercise sessions with designated team assignments). The planning for the exercises has commenced, and the exercises will be conducted throughout the summer of 2014.
The article, “Red Teaming for Fusion Centers”, was published in December 2013 and presents a case-study example of how developing Red Team tabletop exercises for a fusion center benefited participants and improved awareness of potential threats among public safety and security personnel.
The article is available here: http://www.policechiefmagazine.org/magazine/index.cfm?fuseaction=display&article_id=3212&issue_id=122013