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Domestic Brief (IED & UAS)
Thursday, February 20, 2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Directions: Oakland, CA

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Improvised Explosive Device (IED)

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)


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§  This training will provide an overview of homeland Improvised Explosive Device (IED) production, indicators and warnings and will provide an overview of global and domestic use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and emerging authorities to counter the threat. The explosives portion of the training will cover results of a red team exercise evaluating efforts of untrained individuals attempting to build small IEDs (based on Inspire 14 instructions). The goal was to simulate a lone terrorist actor who has no experience with explosives attempting to make IEDs. Looks at time requirements, process, final results, and observables generated by the participants, with the goal of helping an “average” first responder pick up on suspicious activity.

§  The second portion, Unmanned Aircraft Systems in the Homeland Security Environment, provides an overview of the global and domestic threat environment; data security considerations; discusses recent incidents that demonstrate the evolution of UAS used by adversaries for surveillance, smuggling, harassment and / or use as a weapon; provides an overview of reporting and analysis reporting trends and gaps; and provides a brief overview of emerging federal counter UAS authorities.   Recommended audience is law enforcement and other first responders who are not bomb techs or specialists in explosives or UAS.

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