August 1, 2017 – International Meeting in Charleston, SC
The Research Strategies Network (RSN) provided financial support for an August 2017 international meeting in Charleston, SC. Composed of behavioral scientists and government leaders dedicated to providing best practices for law enforcement, the meeting is one of a series that RSN has helped fund.
June 22, 2016 – International Symposium on National Security and Extremist Violence
International Symposium on National Security and Extremist Violence was co-sponsored with the FBI’s Critical Incident Response Group, UVa’s Critical Incident Analysis Group (CIAG), and Research Strategies Network with financial support from Sotera Defense Systems. The three-day conference held in June, 2016, at the University of Virginia was comprised of a multidisciplinary international group of governmental, private sector, and academic researchers.
July 28, 2015 – The Power of Prevention: Threat Management Strategies to Disrupt Targeted Shooters
The Power of Prevention: Threat Management Strategies to Disrupt Targeted Shooters cosponsored with the FBI’s Critical Incident Response Group and Research Strategies Network. The two-day conference, entitled “The Power of Prevention: Threat Management Strategies to Disrupt Targeted Shooters” held at the University of Virginia was comprised of an international group of governmental, private sector, and academic leaders.
January 16, 2015 – RSN President, Greg Saathoff M.D., Edits New Publication on Big Data
RSN President, Greg Saathoff served as an editor and contributor for the book, Application of Big Data for National Security: A Practitioner’s Guide to Emerging Technologies. The book, released in early 2015, is available for order from Amazon using the following link:
July 9, 2014 – Data Driven Security Strategies Across the World
RSN board members met with academic and private security colleagues in the United Kingdom on July 9th 2014. In collaboration with the Centre of Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence & Organised Crime Research (CENTRIC) and SAP, RSN participated in the Future of Policing event. Billed as the essential event for law enforcement professionals the event took place at the SAP Innovation Center. The event featured speakers who are the key influential thinkers and opinion shapers from the worlds of policing and security, both in the UK and USA. Topics of discussion included the future challenges facing the police in today’s digitally connected society.
For more information on the event, visit http://www.news-sap.com/sap-police-leaders-explore-data-driven-security-strategies-urbanizing-world/
Law enforcement leadership, represented by the United States Capitol Police, provided Critical Incident Analysis Group (CIAG) colleagues and Expert Behavioral Analysis Panel (EBAP) members a briefing of the events surrounding the response to the Anthrax mailing attacks of October 2001.
Colleagues within the Critical Incident Analysis Group (CIAG) joined with members of the Expert Behavioral Analysis Panel (EBAP) in a briefing hosted by the American National Red Cross at their Disaster Operations Center. Panel members from Duke, Harvard, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Rochester, University of Virginia, and the American Red Cross briefed governmental and law enforcement colleagues on their panel’s findings and recommendations.
June 17, 2014 – ACC Threat Assessment Conference
The CIAG participated in the FBI Threat Assessment at the Atlantic Coast Conference University Emergency Preparedness and Emergency Response Conference held at the University of Virginia’s Newcomb Hall on June 17th, 2014. Andre Simons was the main speaker and was recently featured in the October 2014 issue of Esquire in an article by Tom Junod, which is titled “A Radical New Look at Mass Shooters. Why They do it and How to Stop Them”.
June 17, 2014 – Faculty Governance and Disaster Response
Christopher Holstege, MD, who chaired the Faculty Senate from 2013-2014, joined senate colleague Gweneth West and 2014-2015 Chairman of the General Faculty Council, Gregory Saathoff, MD, in briefing university leaders in disaster response and the role of faculty in designing university related response planning.