Spanish Police Arrests 5 Jihadists On Suspicion Of Preparing A Terrorist Attack

With the active support of Europol’s European Counter Terrorism Centre, the Spanish National Police (Policía Nacional) has arrested in Barcelona and Madrid five suspected members of an Islamic State cell. The suspects – all Algerian nationals, are believed to have Read More …

New York: Elmira man convicted of possessing improvised explosive device

An Elmira man could face up to 25-years behind bars after being convicted of having an improvised explosive device in his possession. According to the Chemung County District Attorney’s Office, 26-year-old Rashad R. Graham was convicted on one count of Read More …

NSWC IHD, EXU-1 Team Up for NATO’s Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Center of Excellence Technical Exploitation in Underwater Environments Event

Cartagena, Spain – Expeditionary Exploitation Unit One (EXU-1) is renowned in U.S. military circles as being the preeminent authority for investigating and recovering post-blast forensics. U.S. allies now recognize this reputation as well, following their July NATO visit in Cartagena, Read More …

Army EOD Soldier attends FBI National Improvised Explosive Familiarization course

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCHORD, Washington – A U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician completed the FBI National Improvised Explosive Familiarization course. Pfc. Conor L. Neely from the 707th Ordnance Company (EOD) participated in the course July 12 – 15 at the Read More …

TSA, SEA Airport officials salute role working canines play in transportation security operations

SEATTLE – To coincide with National Work Like a Dog Day, officials with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) on Thursday highlighted the role working canines play in transportation security operations. The TSA and Port of 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 …

ISIS risk in Europe ‘significantly’ reduced, says EU counter-terrorism coordinator

Islamic State “no longer has the capacity to send terrorists onto European soil” thanks to “action taken by the international coalition,” the EU’s counter-terrorism coordinator Gilles de Kerchove, told Le Monde in an interview published Saturday. However, he warned “the Read More …

EUROPOL: Jihadist Content Targeted On Internet Archive Platform

A Referral Action Day (RAD) targeting online jihadist propaganda took place on 14 July 2021. The European Union Internet Referral Unit (EU IRU) at Europol organised the operational activities, which involved law enforcement authorities from Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Portugal, Slovenia, Read More …

NSWC IHD Employees Awarded FBI Director’s Award for Excellence in Innovation

Indian Head, Maryland – Three employees from Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division’s (NSWC IHD) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Department received the FBI Director’s Award for Excellence in Innovation at the FBI Critical Incident Response Group’s (CIRG) ceremony last month. Read More …

104th Explosive Ordnance Disposal team trains for joint response

BARNES AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Mass. — Explosive ordnance disposal technicians from the 104th Civil Engineering Squadron attended Raven’s Challenge Interoperability Exercise June 6-11, 2021, at Fort Devens Army Base, Devens, Massachusetts. Raven’s Challenge is an annual, interagency, counter improvised Read More …