October 23-24, 2018
U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Intelligence and Analyais
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania October 23-24, 2018
Narcotics represent both a national security and a homeland security threat that impact the health of individuals and the safety of communities. This seminar will examine successful frameworks for intelligence and analytic entities to collaborate with public health and public safety partners to identify indicators and trends; collect, analyze, and share timely and accurate information and data; and coordinate responses and enforcement initiatives. Participants will also explore opportunities to leverage existing national information sharing environment processes and platforms to facilitate the collection, analysis, and sharing of narcotics-related information and data. Partner organizations include the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Office of National Drug Control Policy, and associations representing state and local stakeholders.
2018 Specialized Analytic Seminar Series
Significant progress has been made by the National Network of Fusion Centers (National Network) and other field-based partners to enhance and execute analytic capabilities. In support of these efforts, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has offered a series of introductory and intermediate analytic courses to support the training of analysts in analytic competencies and tradecraft. To further support the execution of analytic capabilities, DHS is pleased to announce the 2018 Specialized Analytic Seminar Series. The Specialized Analytic Seminar Series brings together a diverse range of state and local subject-matter experts (SMEs) and partner agencies/organizations (e.g., academic, think tank, federal) to inform analytic capabilities. The series addresses specialized-threat topic areas and the associated patterns, trends, skills, and resources necessary to effectively monitor and evaluate potential threats in the analyst’s area of responsibility.
These 1½- to 2-day seminars will be presented in the following format:
(1) a detailed overview of the topic area from multiple SME perspectives, including associated patterns, trends, and potential impacts;
(2) a dynamic presentation of case studies, tools, and/or resources; and
(3) a discussion of available training, techniques, and approaches to support implementation and/or enhancement of associated analytic capabilities.
All seminars will be hosted at different locations. Please see the descriptions on the following page for seminar
locations. The registration Web site also has additional details on seminar locations.
Participation in this program is targeted to state and major urban area fusion center analysts, as well as analysts
from High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) Investigative Support Centers (ISC), Regional Information Sharing
Systems® (RISS) Centers, and major city/county intelligence units. Each seminar will be limited to approximately 50
participants to foster dynamic, specialized interaction.
There is no cost to attend these events. Prospective attendees may be able to utilize grant funds from the Homeland
Security Grant Program (HSGP) to cover travel costs associated with this training. Contact your State Administrative
Agency (SAA) training point of contact to ensure that attendance is coordinated and approved prior to registering for
the course. The SAA may have specific requirements regarding training activities supported with HSGP funds.
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