WEST TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP), through its New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC), is constantly collaborating with federal, state and local authorities, as well as other third parties, on securing New Jersey’s voter registration and election systems
Join Director of Intelligence Rosemary Martorana as she speaks to Arizona Homeland Security Director Gil Orrantia on issues related to border security and his experiences as the Governors Homeland Security Advisors Council (GHSAC) president.
In the second episode of the miniseries, our very own Director Chris Rodriguez joins Director of Intelligence Rosemary Martorana to explore NJOHSP’s role in the security and preparedness of the state of New Jersey. Then, he provides insights as to how the terrorism landscape has evolved with the recent preponderance of homegrown violent extremists (HVEs).
Listen to the first episode in this seven-part series as National Governors Association (NGA) Program Director Alisha Powell discusses the role of the HSA and how each of them supports the missions of security and preparedness as they relate to their respective states.
On behalf of our State, I would like to acknowledge and offer sympathies to the families of the 749 New Jersey residents who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. This number represents nearly one-quarter of all those who perished 15 years ago.
As we wait for confirmation of the death of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s (ISIS) second-in-command, Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, Intelligence Analyst Jenna Raymond sits down with NJOHSP’s resident subject matter expert on ISIS, Intelligence Analyst Angie Gad.
New Jersey’s top law enforcement executives met with over 70 faith-based leaders and government representatives from throughout the state for the quarterly Interfaith Advisory Council meeting today in New Brunswick. The Council allows State leadership to maintain an ongoing dialogue with all communities of faith in New Jersey and address security needs and concerns.
The Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) provides funding to organizations, as described under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, at high risk of terrorist attacks and located within designated areas of New Jersey. A grant writing workshop was hosted in Hamilton, New Jersey for awarded agencies to understand the contents of the application, the scoring of the application and the overall grant process.
The Attorney General, the State’s new Chief Technology Officer, the Director of the Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, the Director of the New Jersey Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and Rutgers officials announced the statewide implementation of a new “Text-to-9-1-1” system and introduce a promotional video to drive home the important message of “Call When You Can… Text When You Can’t.”
With September 11 approaching three NJOHSP intelligence analysts discuss what we might see from ISIS, al-Qa’ida, and al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula in the days leading up to the 15th anniversary. Angie Gad, Alyssa Potter, and Jenna Raymond provide an overview of messaging from ISIS and the al-Qa’ida network last year, and then discuss possible audio messages and written publications to coincide with the 15th anniversary.
Suspicious activity is any observed behavior that could indicate terrorism or terrorism-related crime. NJOHSP encourages law enforcement, first responders, and our private and public sector partners to report suspicious activity. Reporting suspicious behavior could potentially stop the next terrorist incident. Even if you think your observation is not important, it may be a piece of a larger puzzle.
Beginning in March 2015, pro-ISIS hacking groups have been releasing ‘kill lists’ on social media messaging apps, primarily Telegram. They are relatively unsophisticated, employ common and low-level hacking techniques, and act independently with no association or direction from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. To date, they have released 23 ‘kill lists’ that included US persons.
Tune-in to Episode 32 of Intelligence. Unclassified. as Intelligence Analysts Alyssa Potter and Angie Gad cover the recent propaganda produced by Al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), particularly in their respective magazines: Inspire and Dabiq.
Join Josh, a Cyber Intelligence Analyst with the New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC), as he explores the history and intricacies of the Dark Web in Episode 31 of Intelligence. Unclassified.
NJOHSP Intelligence Analyst Jenna Raymond speaks to Dr. Barak Mendelsohn, a professor of Political Science at Haverford College and a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, about al-Qa'ida and its affiliates in Episode 30 of Intelligence. Unclassified.
Beyond the World Wide Web that most people use and access every day, there exists additional content located in an area known as the Dark Web. Additionally, Bitcoin is the most popular type of digital currency which allows owners to conduct financial transactions electronically without an intermediary. The anonymous nature of these transactions make them popular for criminal activity.
In Episode 29 of Intelligence. Unclassified., Intelligence Analyst Allison Toll sits down with Analysis Bureau Chief Dean Baratta to explore the sovereign citizen movement, particularly as it relates to New Jersey. Additionally, in light of the recent attack in Baton Rouge and the shooter's alleged ties to the Washitaw Nation, they also present a brief overview of this particular segment of the sovereign citizen movement.
NJOHSP's 2016 Summer Interns gave their final capstone presentations to complete an eight week internship program. Over the eight weeks, the interns assisted on a variety of projects across counterterrorism, cybersecurity, and resiliency fields while learning more about the public and private sectors through brown bag lunches and field trips to facilities of NJOHSP partners across the State.
Social media provides a wealth of information for researchers, investigators, activists, and journalists, but identifying relevant information and organizing that information can be a daunting task. For this episode, Justin Seitz, a leading OSINT practitioner joins Intelligence. Unclassified. to explore the opportunities and challenges of working with social media.