1,000+ terror, security experts flood NYC to share expertise
Coordinated by NYC Emergency Management’s HQ in Brooklyn
New York City was perhaps one of the safest places in the country last week as police, fire officials, members of the military and more than 1,000 emergency management professionals from across the nation converged in Manhattan for the annual National Homeland Security Conference.
Counterterrorism professionals, critical response teams, cyberterrorism experts and other security professionals put on demonstrations, displayed their gear and shared their expertise with their fellow professionals.
With New York City a prime terror target, it is surprising to note that this is the first year that NYC has hosted the conference. But it won’t be the last, according to Branch Strickland, president of the National Homeland Security Association.
“I’m a Brooklyn guy,” he told the Brooklyn Eagle on Thursday. Strickland’s day job is executive director of finance at NYC Emergency Management, located in Downtown Brooklyn.