UK: Police anti-terror IT system was ‘not fit for purpose’ – former officer

A key intelligence database used by police to investigate extremists was “not fit for purpose” when introduced in 2014, a former counter-terrorism officer has told the BBC. The officer, who retired in 2018, says the National Common Intelligence Application (NCIA) Read More …

Kenya: The Annual Africa C-IED Steering Committee conference is underway at the Humanitarian Peace Support School (HPSS) in Nairobi

The Annual Africa C-IED Steering Committee conference is currently underway at the Humanitarian Peace Support School (HPSS) in Nairobi, Kenya. The 3 day conference has been sponsored by the UK and US, and has participants attending from over 21 mainly Read More …

UK: MI5 had intelligence Manchester Arena bomber posed threat, inquiry told

MI5 had enough intelligence to regard Salman Abedi as a threat to national security and open an investigation before he bombed the Manchester Arena, killing 22 people and injuring hundreds of others, an inquiry has heard. The Security Service was Read More …

The U.S. Department Of State established Chemical Forensics International Technical Working Group

The U.S. Department of State established the Chemical Forensics International Technical Working Group (CFITWG) to address gaps in chemical forensic science and capabilities through an international partnership of experts from science, policy, academic, law enforcement, and export-control organizations. The effort Read More …

Since 2011 German authorities have thwarted 13 terrorist attacks, including 6 cases where the information alerts were received from abroad

Without information from foreign partners, a number of planned terrorist attacks in Germany in recent years might not have been prevented. According to the Federal Government, a total of 13 attacks have been thwarted by the security authorities in Germany Read More …

Operation Flycatcher: disrupting Sri Lanka’s terrorist networks

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Boosting the ability of frontline border officers to detect travelers as potential terrorists was the focus of a counter- terrorism (CT) and border management operation led by INTERPOL across Sri Lanka. Codenamed Operation Flycatcher II, the Read More …

Bangladesh: Country’s first bomb archive goes online

The country’s first-ever “Bomb Data Centre” is now ready and to provide details of any bomb-like object within moments just analysing its picture. Officials, who are on duty round the clock, will not only help to identify the explosive object Read More …

WMD Coordination Team members recognized for Exercise Fused Response

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Maryland – The U.S. Army South commanding general recognized two Soldiers from the 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives (CBRNE) Command for supporting Exercise Fused Response 2021. Chief Warrant Officer 3 Robert V. Hocog and Master Sgt. Read More …

CISA and FBI join forces to prevent bomb-making with Operation Flashpoint

WASHINGTON – The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have launched a 90-day pilot program called “Operation Flashpoint” across CISA’s southeastern region to build awareness in communities about how to prevent bomb attacks. Read More …