JOINT TERRORISM TASK FORCE (JTTF), FUSION CENTERS OPERATIONS AS RELATED TO DHS JOINT TERRORISM TASK FORCE (JTTF), FUSION CENTERS, AND DHS

Module 3 – SLP JOINT TERRORISM TASK FORCE (JTTF), FUSION CENTERS OPERATIONS AS RELATED TO DHS JOINT TERRORISM TASK FORCE (JTTF), FUSION CENTERS, AND DHS General The intent of the SLP 1-4 is for you to implement the topics and materials learnt in the course to a “real life” scenario relating to a terrorist attack on U.S. soil in a major city sports arena. Each module’s Session Long Project builds upon the other, so you will add the modular sections within one document like chapters in a book. You will prepare your “plan” to address your own state’s specific particulars, e.g., if you are from California you can present a plan for the Staples Center Sports Arena in Los Angeles. Follow the general scenario and additional information and updates provided in each Module. YOU are the Incident Commander (IC) for your City (of choice) and from this capacity and role you will address the SLP tasks. Scenario General Description Date – 1st August, yyyy The Threat – Intelligence agencies have intercepted from a credible source a terrorist organization’s communication regarding a general coordinated plan to use improvised explosive devices (IEDs) to detonate bombs at a major USA city’s sports arena during an event holding about 10,000 spectators: 3-5 suicide bombers strategically pre-position themselves around the arena. They detonate their bombs and self-destruct in order to guarantee mass panic and chaotic evacuation of the arena. 1-2 large vehicle bombs (LVB) in a parking facility near the entertainment complex. Finally, expecting mass casualties – the adversary agents will detonate an additional series of devices in the lobby of the nearest hospital emergency room (ER). Time line – The communication states only a general timeline for the attack to be executed within the next month of September. No specific date is identified. Planning Considerations Geographical/ Location – choose venue and use Google Maps to map the locale and venue internal layout. Key Implications – Casualties (about 100 fatalities and 500 serious injuries) will result at all incident sites and will include civilians, emergency personnel, and the suicide bombers. The LVB detonation outside the venue will result in the largest number of fatalities and injuries due to the population density expected. NOTE – Life in the city will not be disrupted and all planned public events are not to be cancelled – at this time. Module 3 SLP – JTTF + Fusion Center (FC) – Assignment (You are the City IC) Date – 15th August, yyyy INTELLIGENCE UPDATE: based on classified new intelligence, YOUR city has been identified as the target of the attack. The DHS and FBI have established a Fusion Center and JTTF respectively in your city. Based on the above and the time line, recheck your priority list and describe what needs to be changed/updated. The JTTF / FC have established effective immediately daily meetings with you to coordinate efforts. What would you raise as your requests from them? Would you recommend that both centers be combined? Explain. SLP Assignment Expectations Assignments should be 3-5 pages double-spaced, not counting the cover or reference page. Paper format: (a) Cover page, (b) Header, (c) Body. Submit your assignment by the last day of this module. Relevance—All content is connected to the question. Precision—Specific question is addressed. Statements, facts, and statistics are specific and accurate. Depth of discussion—Present and integrate points that lead to deeper issues. Breadth—Multiple perspectives and references, multiple issues/factors considered. Evidence—Points are well-supported with facts, statistics and references. Logic—Presented discussion makes sense; conclusions are logically supported by premises, statements, or factual information.

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