Counter-Terrorism 2020:  The Evolving Threat Landscape

Daniel Piazza
Oklahoma City Community College
Chief of Police

Brandon Davis
Oklahoma City Community College
Investigator

 

With the upcoming 2020 Presidential election and the rise of race-based supremacy groups, campuses throughout Oklahoma have seen a large increase in white nationalism propaganda. College campuses are being used as recruiting fields for many supremacy groups.

Will we will discuss the top priorities of the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) in combating terrorism, to include Homegrown Violent Extremism (HVE), Racially Motivated Violent Extremism (RMVE), Involuntary Celibate (INCEL) Violent Extremism (IVE), and mental health challenges.

We will discuss the evolution of targeted school attacks since 1999 (Columbine), including the catalysts, motivations, and pre-attack warning signs of potential perpetrators.

The session will include publications provided by the FBI Office of Partner Engagement: Homegrown Violent Extremist Mobilization Indicators (2019 Edition), Active Shooter/Mass Shooting Including Pre-Attack Behaviors on Active Shooters, Echoes of Columbine, and Run.Hide.Fight. Behavioral Threat Assessment Center (BTAC) provides operational support, training, and research on the prevention of terrorism and targeted violence. As part of the FBI’s Critical Incident Response Group, BTAC has produced various reports on active shooters to include a study on active shooters, a reference guide, and information on prevention.

 

Takeaways

  • Combating terrorism
  • Homegrown Violent Extremism (HVE)
  • Racially Motivated Violent Extremism (RMVE)
  • Involuntary Celibate Violent Extremism (IVE), and the challenges of Mental Health.