The United States Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center Comes to NOVA to Share Insight and Data on Mass Attacks in Public Spaces

Dr. Lina Alathari, Chief of the Secret Service, National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC), shared her research and findings for the U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center Mass Attacks in Public Spaces 2018 Conference, which opened with Dr. Annette Haggray, Provost of NOVA’s Alexandria Campus welcoming all and thanking everyone from the public, private, and government sectors for helping to keep our communities safe.

In support of prevention efforts, the NTAC is tasked with delivering research, training, consultation, and information sharing on threat assessment and the prevention of targeted violence, including targeted attacks directed at workplaces, houses of worship, schools, and other public spaces. NTAC’s 2018 report analyzes mass attacks that were carried out in public spaces, building upon Mass Attacks in Public Spaces (MAPS) - 2017. It offers further analysis and operational considerations to their partners in public safety.

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