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2013

December 23, 2013
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or Unmanned Aircraft Systems (hereafter UAS) – colloquially "drones" – have been the topic of discussion globally in recent years, especially in regards to the United States military and intelligence agencies use of UAVs armed with guided missiles designed to strike counter-terrorism targets and counter-insurgency interests...
December 16, 2013
The primary functions of PIES include academic research, policy and intelligence analysis, conceptualization of future training curricula, designing decision-making/ policy validation exercises and simulations, grant writing, and technical assistance. Since 2007, the NCSP has been actively engaged in each of these functions throughout the organization...
December 13, 2013
Via www.thedailybeast.com
**Note: This version of the article incorrectly refers to the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (NYSDHSES) as the "New York State Department of Homeland Security [sic]"
December 9, 2013
WASHINGTON -- CBS6 -- US Senator Chuck Schumer says he would like to close a "loophole" in a federal law that bans the production of plastic guns invisible to metal detectors...
December 2, 2013
Have you ever watched a movie that completely draws you in? During the film, your emotions and senses are affected by the characters' mood and the setting around them. When the screen goes dark and the lights turn back on, it takes you a moment to remember where you are....
November 5, 2013
On Evolving training to meet the most current threats to the Homeland Security Community is generally reactionary; however, the National Center for Security & Preparedness (NCSP) has taken proactive approach to enhance the quality of training at the State Preparedness Training Center (SPTC) and counter the most current threats...
September 3, 2013
On Saturday, August 3rd, NCSP's resident international security expert, Steve Sin, presented a webinar for the Intelligence Section (G2) of the 75th Training Command of the United States Army Reserve stationed at Ellington Joint Reserve Base, Houston, Texas...
August 28, 2013
Director of National Center for Security and Preparedness, Rick Mathews, spoke with Liz Bishop on the crisis in Syria and the impact it could potentially have on the United States if our military got involved...
August 26, 2013
On Monday, August 19th, staff from the National Center for Security & Preparedness (NCSP) volunteered with NECHAMA's Hurricane Sandy Relief Program on Long Island. NECHAMA is a voluntary organization that provides natural disaster preparedness, response, and recovery services nationwide...
August 8, 2013
On May 28th, 2013, the US Department of Homeland Security's National Training and Education Division approved the Advanced Active Shooters Scenario: Tactics & Operations Course (A2S2 T&O) for regular delivery at the New York State Preparedness Training Center (SPTC)...
August 8, 2013
This June the second pilot of the Emergency Vehicle Defensive Driving course was delivered at the SPTC and incorporated ambulances for the first time. EMS students practiced driving skill lanes in ambulances alongside other responders in their agency-assigned vehicles. These skill lanes took advantage of both the newly resurfaced runway and the recently completed Field Operations Building...
August 7, 2013
SOUTHAMPTON, NY - As recent tragedies such as the Aurora Movie Theater shooting and Newtown School shootings demonstrate, active shooter incidents are a very real and prevalent threat in today's society. Active shooter incidents have occurred in the workplace, schools, and places of worship. Regardless of location, these incidents are usually over before law enforcement arrives...
August 1, 2013
Public rail safety meeting to be held in Albany,  WNYT 13 - Albany

ALBANY - On Thursday evening, residents, experts and elected leaders will gather to discuss rail safety in Albany. It's not the first time the city addressed the issue, a resolution calling for rail safety passed back in 2007...

May 23, 2013
Developing and delivering high-end, scenario-based training requires the creation of a complex, realistic training environment. With our professional role player program and the introduction of makeup & moulage the National Center for Security & Preparedness (NCSP) and State Preparedness Training Center (SPTC) continue to deliver world-class training...
May 7, 2013
Homemade guns using a 3D Printer,  CBS 6 Albany

ALBANY -- "It is used for one shot, maybe two shots," said Rick Mathews, University at Albany Homeland Security expert. The plastic gun can be made at home using a 3D printer. You don't need a background check to buy one of these printers you only need a couple thousand bucks...

April 24, 2013
Recent events, such as the Boston Marathon bombing, highlight the need for high-end scenario-based training for EMS. Considering the limited resources and large number of victims to be treated, the EMS community can never be over prepared for responding to an MCI...
April 24, 2013
On April 10th-11th, 2013, the National Center for Security & Preparedness (NCSP), in partnership with the NYS Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services (DHSES) and State Preparedness Training Center (SPTC) conducted a pilot delivery of the Woodland Tactics and Operations course...
April 24, 2013
As part of its efforts to create a robust, scenario-based training program, the National Center for Security & Preparedness, in partnership with the NYS Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services and the State Preparedness Training Center, delivered a Safety Officer Training Workshop on February 27th, 2013...
April 22, 2013
February 20, 2013
In the wake of active shooter incidents in schools across the United States in recent years, the National Center for Security & Preparedness (NSCP), in partnership with the NYS Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services (DHSES), State Preparedness Training Center (SPTC), other state agencies, is responding with a training workshop that provides educators, school staff, and administrators with essential knowledge and awareness to appropriately react and respond to an active shooter in school facilities...
February 20, 2013
The National Center for Security & Preparedness (NCSP), in conjunction with the NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) and the NY State Preparedness Training Center (SPTC), is at the forefront of EMS training development and delivery...
January 29, 2013
The NY State Preparedness Training Center (SPTC) has recently completed construction on its Field Operations Building (FOB). The FOB promotes enhanced capabilities and flexibility in the design of functionally-integrated, high-end, scenario-based training at the SPTC...