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Webinar: Current Trends in Global Terrorism
Produced By: Military Liaison Council

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
12:00pm - 1:30pm

Cost / Registration
Free - Registration in advance is required

Cancellation Policy


Charlestown Navy Yard
16th St
Building 114, Conference Room D1
Charlestown, MA 02129
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B199 (entrance on 5th Ave)
Parking garage adjacent to B114
Parking will be provided free of charge.
617-726-5400 (24/hr security) any questions

Please bring your own lunch. Also note that there is a cafe near the webinar site.

About the webinar
The targets, tactics, and techniques of terrorists have changed dramatically over the past 40 years. In the past, terrorists were willing to die, but not looking to die, for their cause. Today, suicide attackers are much more prevalent. New threats are more brutal and violent than the past. From the Islamic State to homegrown violent extremists, terrorists continue to evolve their tactics to defeat security measures. In this webinar, explore the latest global terrorism trends and how they affect the security of both government and corporate organizations.

About the Speakers

Joseph Rector
Serves as the Deputy Director for the 11th Security Forces Group, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. He is second in charge of 800 personnel providing law enforcement, investigations, physical security, intelligence, antiterrorism and executive protection. He has held positions at the unit and headquarters level, including three squadron commands. He previously served as Team Chief for the Air Force Antiterrorism Vulnerability Assessment Team and Antiterrorism Red Team, as well as managing antiterrorism programs for Air Intelligence Agency and Air Combat Command. He retired in 2007 as a Lieutenant Colonel and assumed his current position. In his current position he manages the Security Forces Intelligence Section, the Installation Antiterrorism Program, and Chairs the Installation Threat Working Group.

Mark Papen
Mark Papen is a Program Manager at Battelle Memorial Institute. He develops protection-related solutions supporting Private and Public organizations across multiple disciplines such as Emergency Management and Critical Infrastructure Protection. He coordinates and implements programs involving development and solutions tied to policy and execution. He provides technical support by identifying capability gaps and creates proposals to support studies and analysis across the protection spectrum. His military career culminated at the rank of Colonel with the USAF, where he held multiple positions at the unit, Major Command, Combatant Command and joint service levels. His last military assignment was at U.S. Joint Forces Command as manager for the Antiterrorism and Critical Infrastructure Protection programs. He has 27+ years working law enforcement, physical security, and antiterrorism program management.