Developing the 21st Century Analyst: The History of Intelligence

Intelligence gathering is known from our earliest recorded accounts. Egyptian hieroglyphics describe voyages to foreign lands dating to 3200 B.C. Sun Tzu wrote about intelligence in The Art of War circa sixth century B.C. During the Revolutionary War, intelligence operations focused on military actions under our first commander in chief. Today, intelligence gathering remains a key practice for military and government entities, and also for commerce, finance, and other critical enterprises.

Tune in to the first episode of our six-part series, Developing the 21st Century Analyst, where we will discuss the history and evolution of intelligence over the centuries.Tune in to the first episode of our six-part series, Developing the 21st Century Analyst, where we will discuss the history and evolution of intelligence over the centuries.

Answering the Call With NJ Learn: Web-Based Training for First Responders

NJ Learn is a complete online learning management system managed by NJOHSP at no cost to state, county, and local first responder agencies. NJ Learn is available online and includes standardized training, a catalog listing of courses, processes for registrations, a digital resource library, the ability to provide notifications and other communications, and a complete records management system, with full reporting capabilities.

In today’s episode, we discuss how NJ Learn came to be, who can access the system, and related resources for all New Jersey residents.

Next Stop: Leading the Way in Safety With NJ Transit's Director of Intelligence

The primary focus of NJ Transit’s Police Department (NJTPD) is providing police services to bus depots and rail stations throughout New Jersey. NJTPD is the only transit police agency in the United States with statewide authority and jurisdiction. NJTPD’s Intelligence Section manages NJTPD’s counterterrorism and criminal intelligence programs. The section is responsible for the collection, analysis, production, dissemination, and coordination of intelligence for NJTPD’s counterterrorism and crime prevention and suppression missions.

In today’s episode, we sit down with NJ Transit Director of Intelligence Ed Bruce to discuss the mechanisms of the intelligence cycle for New Jersey’s transportation system.

Training & Exercise: The Regional Intelligence Academy

The Regional Intelligence Academy (RIA) is a training partnership comprised of NJOHSP, the New Jersey State Police, and the public safety agencies represented in the New Jersey Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) region. The curriculum aims to teach intelligence tradecraft to law enforcement, first responders, the private sector, and intelligence analysts throughout New Jersey, New York City, and the Philadelphia area. These programs also help design strategies, systems, and activities that provide for intelligence and information exchange and sharing.

Listen to our latest episode to understand more about the RIA and the services it provides to the intelligence community in the region.

Domestic Terrorism Conference Series: Exploring the ARTIC with David Westerlind and Kevin Cunningham

In May 2017, NJOHSP hosted over 250 federal, state, and local intelligence and law enforcement, academic, and private-sector partners for the 2nd Annual Domestic Terrorism Conference. The event provided a forum to discuss the threat of extremists and groups aligned with race-based, single-issue, anti-government, and religious ideologies in the United States. Over the next several weeks, you will hear from some of the experts who shared their research and insights at the conference.

In this episode, Analysis Bureau Chief Dean Baratta sat down with Kevin P. Cunningham and David Westerlind from the US Army Threat Integration Center (ARTIC), to explore the evolving threat landscape against US service members. Tune in as they discuss how the ARTIC is able to provide force protection and situational awareness to the Army in order to deter various criminal and terrorist threats.

Episode 28: Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)

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.