Counterterrorism Rewards Programs: Government and Private Sector

Monday, February 16
11:25-12:15
Breakout 2

The session discusses current terrorism threats in the region, and how information sharing, including the use of rewards programs, can counter these threats.

Countering the regional and global threat of terrorism is critical to the safety of your organization and your employees. To be successful, private industry and government professionals must seek information from staff members, and they must share this information. While governments can take direct action to stop terrorists, private businesses have more access to timely information. The use of coordinated rewards programs can provide a great path for employees to keep themselves and their organization safe. Learn about current threats, rewards program success stories, and how to coordinate counterterrorism efforts.

Presented by: Brian Wood, Diplomatic Security Service, U.S. Department of State, USA
John Karian, Diplomatic Security Service, U.S. Department of State, USA

Special Agent Wood is a former active duty officer in the United States Marine Corps, and is currently the lead investigator for the U.S. Department of State's Rewards for Justice Program. He previously served with the Department's New York Field Office, and the Office of Mobile Security Deployments. He also served as an Assistant Regional Security Officer in Baghdad, Iraq and Frankfurt, Germany. He received his Bachelor's degree from the United States Naval Academy, and his Master's in Security Management from Webster University. Brian lives in the Washington, DC area with his wife and children.