4th Annual Berkeley College National Security Forum - Panel 2

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2017
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
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4TH ANNUAL BERKELEY COLLEGE
NATIONAL SECURITY FORUM,
“EVENTS THAT CHANGED OUR WAY OF LIFE FOREVER”

Panel Two:
Addressing the Country’s Threats and Concerns to National Security
– Are We Doing Enough and What Can We Improve?

 

The second panel during the 4th Annual Berkeley College National Security Forum, “Events that Changed Our Way of Life Forever,” began with Anthony Moscato, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Chief, National Security Unit, U.S. Department of Justice, District of New Jersey, giving an in-depth look at the types of international terror threats facing New Jersey and beyond, including homegrown violent extremists.

 

“Homegrown violent extremists are directed or inspired; they are a big culprit, as their whereabouts are unknown,” said Anthony Moscato, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Chief, National Security Unit, U.S. Department of Justice, District of New Jersey “We have to work every day to overcome these threats.”

 

“When we know of an attack, it is the intelligence we have before and after that will help; it is just a matter of when and where it will take place,” Detective Dennis Jones (Ret.), New York City Police Department, Director of Safety, HELP USA, and Executive Director, Metro New York Concerns Police Survivor Chapter. “Any situation can be turned into a terrorist situation.”

The panel of professionals acknowledged that the key to decreasing threats on American soil is maintaining communication with the community, emphasizing the importance of the motto “See Something, Say Something.”

 

“It is very hard to help someone if they don’t have trust in you, and that is one of the biggest hurdles we (regularly) have to overcome,” said Keyla Munoz, Victim Witness Coordinator, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Newark Field Office, in regards to her department’s efforts in providing assistance to victims of events ranging from acts of terrorism to bank robberies.

 

“I cannot tell you how many times we were able to launch a case just because someone had the trust and faith to come forward,” said Special Agent Theresa Fanelli (Ret.), Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Professor, Justice Studies, Berkeley College School of Professional Studies. “Many people do not know how important that piece of information could be to a larger investigation.”

 

Photo Caption (Above): (L to R) Anthony Moscato, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Chief, National Security Unit, U.S. Department of Justice, District of New Jersey; Gary Krulish, Co-Chair, Justice Studies, Berkeley College School of Professional Studies; Detective Dennis Jones (Ret.), New York City Police Department, Director of Safety, HELP USA, and Executive Director, Metro New York Concerns Police Survivor Chapter; Special Agent Theresa Fanelli (Ret.), Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Professor, Justice Studies, Berkeley College School of Professional Studies; and Keyla Munoz, Victim Witness Coordinator, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Newark Field Office, share their experiences during the panel, “Addressing the Country’s Threats and Concerns to National Security: Are We Doing Enough and What Can We Improve?,” at the 4th Annual National Security Forum, “Events that Changed Our Way of Life Forever,” held on May 17, 2017, at Berkeley College in Woodland Park, NJ.

 

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