Security (S&B/CBRNE) Magazine

Spring 2017

Security & Border Protection and CST & CBRNE Source Book, published jointly, concentrate on WMD response, NGB training, counterterrorism, and border security

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The Spring 2017 issue of Security & Border and CST & CBRNE magazine gives readers a look into a world of complex challenges at the southern border and the concentrated efforts that Paul Beeson, Director, Joint Task Force-West, DHS Southern Border Approaches Campaign coordinates on a daily basis to ensure proactive measures are being taken to secure America's southern and southwestern flanks. In examining border vigilance from the field level, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) personnel are leveraging remote video surveillance technology to secure vast areas of open border in real-time streaming previously only surveilled on foot or by aerial video imagery, if at all. From the national scene to the state, we regress closer to home with a profiled look at the 32nd Weapons of Mass Destruction-Civil Support Team (WMD-CST), Maryland Army National Guard (MDARNG), LTC Matthew DiNenna, Commander, and its support of "plug and play" standardization across all state CSTs, enabling the sharing of capabilities from CST to CST, ensuring that any projected short-term skillset shortfalls are eliminated before they happen. From state level to local, policing, whether civil or military, requires the proper gear and training to successfully address and defeat the threat. S&BP offers insight into the dynamic training and real-world skills application overseen at the U.S. Army Military Police School (USAMPS), Fort Leonard Wood, MO in fields such as criminal investigations and intelligence, forensics, and more. On the mobile protection front, we look at the modular Ballistic Armored Tactical Transport (BATT), offering a higher level vehicle ballistic armored protection and versatility critical to urban operations success. From a national emergency preparedness perspective, CST & CBRNE spoke recently with Dr. George W. Korch, PhD, Acting Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regarding federal efforts to prepare national assets for potential large-scale health-risk incidents. On the test front, U.S. Army Cold Regions Test Center (CRTC), Delta Junction, AK, recently put a new modular body armor system through its paces while Army continues work to field a new robotic system for countering explosive threats. Rounding out this issue, Security & Border had the opportunity to speak with Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI), Wisconsin 8th District, Homeland Security Committee and Committee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence (CTI) regarding a new counterterrorism task force tasked with finding ways to eliminate national security threats through joint asset cooperation. As always, we welcome your comments and suggestions, enjoy! INSIGHTS ISSN: 2154-4476 Published by Tactical Defense Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction without permission is strictly forbidden. ©2016 Tactical Defense Media publications are free to members of the U.S. military, employees of the U.S. government, non-U.S. foreign service based in the U.S. and defense contractors. All TDM publications are sent electronically to international readers. Mailing Address Tactical Defense Media, Inc. PO Box 12115 Silver Spring, MD 20908-0115 USA Telephone: (301) 974-9792 Fax: (443) 637-3714 Tactical Defense Media Publications and Proud Members Kevin Hunter Editor Armor & Mobility Christian Sheehy Managing Editor Tactical Defense Media Jittima Saiwongnuan Graphic Designer Tactical Defense Media Sonia Bagherian Publisher Tactical Defense Media Jane Engel Associate Publisher Tactical Defense Media Cathy Kieserman Office Administrator Tactical Defense Media WARFIGHTERS TACTICAL ANNUAL GEAR GUIDE WARFIGHTERS TACTICAL DISCLAIMER: Tactical Defense Media (TDM) is privileged to publish work by members of the military and government personnel. We make a special effort to allow writers to preview their articles before publication, critique our edits, and make changes. TDM typically follows, but is not bound by, the AP Style Guide, and reserves the right to determine the style, including but not limited to capitalizations and other grammatical aspects, except in the cases where the style is dictated by military or DoD standards and practices. 2 | S&BP and CST & CBRNE | Spring 2017

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