Security Update

From the Federation Security Team

Please Be Aware

Pro-Palestinian organization, Within Our Lifetime issued a “Call to Action” to “Flood Airports for Gaza” on January 27th. They specifically called for demonstrations at airport terminals nationwide operating flights run by Israeli airline El Al as well as any airline flying Boeing planes. Remain vigilant and situationally aware if you are traveling, and do not engage with protestors.

Intelligence analysts recently reported that the national threat priorities for 2024 are Election Cycle Threats, Geopolitical Conflicts (Israel/Hamas War and Russia/Ukraine War), Violent Crime/Retail Theft, Domestic Terrorism/Crimes Against Children, and Swatting/Bomb Threats. For Western PA, there were nine threat priorities listed, the third of which was Threats Against the Jewish Community, largely due to the Israel/Hamas War.

On 22 January, the Joint Counterterrorism Assessment Team (JCAT) released a bulletin highlighting how overseas conflict could impact the homeland. The bulletin assessed how the conflict in the wake of the October 7, 2023 HAMAS attack could influence foreign terrorist organizations and other groups to carry out attacks within the United States. Please read full bulletin at Responses to Overseas Conflicts May Impact Public Safety Agencies in the Homeland (securecommunitynetwork.com)

Security Matters in the News This Week

BluePoint Status

As we are back-to-school, please review your current contact lists in BluePoint. If changes are needed, please contact Erin Fagan at efagan@jfedpgh.org.

Our BluePoint training video and refresher video are available on YouTube. These are useful for new staff or as a reminder for existing staff.

Security Resources and/or Training

FY 2024 Nonprofit Security Grant Webinar

Tuesday, March 5 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
Online
1310 Elmerton Avenue
Harrisburgh, PA 17110 United States

Join PEMA and David Wood from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as they discuss FY2024 NSGP grant applications.

FY2024 FEMA Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) Guidance

SCN Webinar
Thursday, March 14 @ 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM EDT
Zoom

Join Secure Community Network (SCN) and a guest panelist from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as we discuss FY2024 NSGP updates and guidance for this year's grant application.

Faith-Based Security and Resilience Training

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Thursday, March 28 @ 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT
Zoom

Join us for the first quarterly Faith-Based Security and Resilience Training on Thursday, March 28, 2024. This first session will be a case study from the United States District Attorney's Office on the Pittsburgh Synagogue attack: Prosecution, Trial, and Crime Victims' Rights. This will be one of the public presentations on the synagogue shooting. The Pennsylvania Office of Homeland Security (OHS), in partnership with DHS, PEMA, Pennsylvania State Police, the three Fusion Centers (PaCIC, WPAHFC...

Guardian Training

Please contact Erin Fagan at efagan@jfedpgh.org or 412-992-5252 to schedule this training.

Situational Awareness, Active Threat, and De-Escalation Training

If you or your organization have not yet had these training modules, please contact Erin Fagan at efagan@jfedpgh.org or 412-992-5252. All can be made available in person or via Zoom.

If you need more Emergency Safety Procedures Flip Charts contact Erin Fagan at efagan@jfedpgh.org or 412-992-5252.

Thank you to our Corporate Security Partner

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