New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness Hosts 10-Year Anniversary Conference

PRINCETON, NJ — New Jersey’s Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) will bring together federal, state, and local law enforcement officers, government officials, and private-sector partners and provide a forum to address the most pressing issues that continue to test our State and country.

NJOHSP Director, Dr. Chris Rodriguez will kick off the event and welcome CIA Director John Brennan to his home state for opening remarks. “I am pleased to welcome over 600 of our partners to this important event and thank them for their collective efforts in keeping our citizens safe and secure in an often unpredictable world,” said Dr. Rodriguez. “Now more than ever, state and local coordination is critical to combating the evolving threats we face.”

“It is a tremendous honor to attend and speak at the 10-Year Anniversary Conference of the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness,” said CIA Director John Brennan. “As a native of Hudson County, I look forward to discussing global threats and local responses with the great women and men who—from Parsippany to Princeton—keep the Garden State and our country safe.”

“It is my privilege to address the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness Annual Conference,” said Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno. “Today’s challenge is to follow the Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness’ lead and engage your constituents, grow the next set of solutions, and I believe we can come to some consensus today on what we can do together in a public and private partnership.”

Other featured speakers include US Senator Cory Booker, Consul General of Israel in New York Ambassador Ido Aharoni, US Attorney for the District of New Jersey Paul Fishman, New Jersey Acting Attorney General Robert Lougy, New Jersey State Police Superintendent Colonel Rick Fuentes, and Chief Jarrod Burguan of the San Bernardino Police Department. They will discuss emerging trends in homeland security, encryption, security and privacy challenges, and lessons learned from the tragic attacks in San Bernardino, Boston, and Newtown, Connecticut.