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Steve S. Sin

emergency preparedness and management; illicit trafficking of radiological and nuclear materials; terrorist use of cyber domain; emerging technology; Northeast Asia regional security; intelligence/counterintelligence operations; and counter-terrorism training, exercise, and curriculum development

The World Within Reach
Steve S. Sin
Adjunct Instructor
 

College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity National Center for Security and Preparedness


 

Introduction

Steve Sin is a lead investigator and senior researcher in the Unconventional Weapons and Technology Division (UWT) of the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), headquartered at the University of Maryland. He specializes in a broad range of international security, terrorism, and homeland security challenges. Sin’s expertise includes emergency preparedness and management; illicit trafficking of radiological and nuclear materials; terrorist use of cyber domain; emerging technology; Northeast Asia regional security; intelligence/counterintelligence operations; and counter-terrorism training, exercise, and curriculum development.

Prior to joining START, Sin was the senior research associate and section chief at the National Center for Security & Preparedness (NCSP), a strategic partner with the New York State Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services (DHSES), headquartered at the University at Albany. At the NCSP, Sin directed the organization’s Homeland Security and Terrorism Research Program; led the development, coordination, and delivery of multiple counter terrorism and emergency response training and exercise programs; and provided direct policy support to state homeland security leadership. He has also led the coordination of strategic policy efforts including the development of after-action reports and strategic improvement plans encompassing several federally declared disasters including Hurricane Sandy, Hurricane Irene, and Tropical Storm Lee.

Sin’s extensive experience also includes a career as a U.S. Army Officer specializing in counterintelligence, counter-terrorism, and political-military affairs in the Asia-Pacific Theater of Operations. Sin is also currently a PhD candidate in political science (international relations and comparative politics) at the University at Albany and is expected to graduate in Winter 2017.

CEHC Courses Taught

CEHC 340 Issues Security Preparedness (SIW)

CEHC 341 Washington Perspective (SIW)

CEHC 342 Semester in Washington Internship (SIW)