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Capital Chatter

Monthly Newsletter for the ASIS National Capital Chapter

Issue #02, February 2017
In This Issue
  • Still Time to Renew!
  • DHS Blue Campaign
  • ASIS NCC Valued Sponsorship Program
  • ASIS International  Webinar Lineup
  • Chairperson Corner
  • Upcoming Event: March ATF Tour and Luncheon
  • Recap: February Meeting - E2C2 Lecture and Luncheon

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    News from Our Neighboring Chapters

    Fredericksburg-Quantico Chapter 
    The Fredericksburg-Quantico Chapter  hosted an archived ASIS International Webinar entitled “Security and Political Risk Outlook for the Middle East”.

    The presentation was held Tuesday, February 21, 2017 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

    “CPTED: Stop Talking About It and Live It!” - March 8th, 2017 Webinar

    The first ASIS International Webinar in a series on Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) series, will explore the key principles of CPTED and its successful implementation in different settings.

    The fundamental principles underlying CPTED will be outlined, with a focus on how to implement them.

    Learning Objectives:

    -Implement CPTED principles throughout the security design process

    -Apply real world CPTED examples as depicted in actual case studies

    -Identify common CPTED pitfalls related to building codes

    -Consider the points of view of both the architect and the security professional

    -Reduce cost while increasing security in almost any type of environment

    Member: $99​​
    Nonmember: $129

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    Purchase a Webinar Subscription and gain access to all 2017 live and archived webinar offerings for one low price!

    Members: $99
    Nonmembers: $350

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    DHS Blue Campaign
    Blue Campaign

    The Blue Campaign is the unified voice for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) efforts to combat human trafficking. Working in collaboration with law enforcement, government, non-governmental and private organizations, the Blue Campaign strives to protect the basic right of freedom and to bring those who exploit human lives to justice.

    Myth: Human trafficking is only sex trafficking.

    Fact: Sex trafficking is not the only type of human trafficking. Forced labor is another type of human trafficking; both involve exploitation of people.  Victims are found in legitimate and illegitimate labor industries, including sweatshops, massage parlors, agriculture, restaurants, hotels, and domestic service.

    Myth: Human trafficking victims will attempt to seek help when in public.

    Fact: Human trafficking is often a hidden crime.  Victims may be afraid to come forward and get help; they may be forced or coerced through threats or violence; they may fear retribution from traffickers, including danger to their families; and they may not be in possession of or have control of their identification documents.

    To report suspected human trafficking:


    To get help from the National Human Trafficking Hotline:

    1-888-373-7888 or

    Text HELP or INFO to BeFree (233733)

    Learn more


    ASIS NCC Valued Sponsorship Program

    The ASIS National Capital Chapter relies on your financial support to provide our members with opportunities to learn from industry experts, network with fellow security professionals and participate in special programs such as Women in Security, Young Professionals and Mentoring.

    Bring attention to your organization through sponsorship with ASIS International's leading Chapter.  We are offering several Chapter sponsorship packages as well as sponsorship opportunities for specific programs. 

    If you are interested in sponsoring an NCC Chapter event, please contact Comm-Chair.

    Learn more about our Valued Sponsor Program.


    Chairman's Corner


    We just wrapped up another informative lecture meeting February 8th, directed by Special Agent Andres Tapia, Program Manager of the EXODUS Command Center and the E2C2.

    2017 promises to be an exciting year for our members. Our March meeting will be an educational opportunity as well, when members and guests gather to tour the ATF Law Enforcement Memorial and Headquarters Museum at the ATF location in Washington, DC. The tour will be guided by Chief Scott Bakka, CPP, Security and Emergency Programs Division.

    In April we will once again host our ASIS NCC Scholarship Night, a time when we award scholarships to students at the associate, baccalaureate and graduate levels. Each year our chapter eagerly looks forward to meeting the winning students and investing in the security leaders of tomorrow.

    None of our events would be possible without the dedication and drive of our volunteer members who serve on various committees and give of their time to make it happen. There is only one missing component – YOU! There are still open positions on chapter committees where you can make a difference.

    Also, in a continuing effort to engage all our members, don’t forget to fill out the Chapter Survey email you receive after each monthly meeting. It only takes a few moments to give your feedback which helps us get to know your needs better. It is important we get a clear understanding of topics of interest and speakers whom you would like to hear throughout the year. Remember, this is your Chapter!

    Best regards,

    John E. Gallagher
    Chapter Chair
    ASIS National Capital Chapter

    Upcoming NCC March Event -
    ATF Tour and Luncheon

       BADGE ATF

    You are invited to join the ASIS National Capital Chapter on March 8th for a directed tour of the ATF Headquarters Building and a presentation about the facility by Chief Scott Bakka, CPP, Security and Emergency Programs Division. The visit will include a tour of ATF’s Law Enforcement Memorial and Headquarters Museum, which profiles the agency's rich history and high profile criminal investigations since the agency's inception.

    Scott Bakka has been the Chief, Security and Emergency Programs Division for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF) since April 2015.  ATF is a unique law enforcement agency within the US DOJ, charged with enforcing firearms and explosives laws and regulations that protect communities from violent criminals and criminal organizations. 

    Check your email for registration details!


    February 2017 Meeting Recap: E2C2 Lecture and Luncheon


    The National Capital Chapter of ASIS International welcomed 40 members and guests to the monthly Chapter meeting on February 8th, at the American Legion Post in Fairfax, Virginia.

    After a time of networking and sitting down to lunch, NCC members were greeted by John Gallagher, Chair, who introduced Special Agent Andres Tapia. Agent Tapia serves as Program Manager assigned to the EXODUS Command Center and the Export Enforcement Coordination Center (E2C2).

    The Exodus Command Center is the single point of contact for Homeland Security Investigations (HIS) Special Agents and US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers to obtain operational case support.

    Agent Tapia has been investigating persons who attempt to acquire and illegally export some of the most critical military technology of the United States. Agent Tapia monitors and coordinates investigative efforts of the field and around the globe to prevent illicit procurement networks, terrorist groups and hostile nations from illegally obtaining US military products, sensitive dual-use technology, weapons of mass destruction, or chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear materials.

    A question and answer period followed the lecture presentation.

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    Left, E2C2 Special Agent Andres Tapia


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    About Us

    The ASIS National Capital Chapter official charter was issued on April 27, 1957 and our volunteers have been in constant service to ASIS and our chapter members ever since.

    ASIS National Capital Chapter

    ASIS National Capital Chapter
    P.O. Box 2014
    Reston, VA  20195-2014

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    2017 ASIS NCC Leadership
    John E. Gallagher
    Scott Fischer, CPP, PSP
    Denis Lynch, CPP, PSP​
    Patricia Gallagher

    Programs Chair/

    Brian Glynn, CPP

    Committee Volunteers
    Communications Chair
    Chuck Webber
    Chapter Development Chair
    Melvin Key, Sr.
    Budget Director
    Eric Gutierrez
    Volunteer Coordinator
    Scott Fischer, CPP, PSP
    Certification Coordinator
    Jim Saulnier, CPP
    Dan Novak, CPP
    Academic Programs Coordinator
    David Gilmore, CPP
    Terrorist Activities Committee Chair
    David Gilmore, CPP
    Law Enforcement Appreciation Committee Chair
    Brian Glynn, CPP
    Private Security Appreciation Committee Chair
    Marty Mitzel
    Golf Tournament Committee Chair
    Jim Saulnier, CPP
    Mentorship Program Chair

    Young Professionals Liaison
    Chris Czarnowski
    Physical Security Committee Chair
    Denis Lynch, CPP, PSP
    Newsletter Editor
    Patricia Gallagher
    Women in Security Liaison
    Jacqui Bothma

    Upcoming Events

    Wednesday, March 8, 2017  11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    ATF Headquarters - Tour and Luncheon
    Washington, VA

    Thursday, April 13, 2017
    6:30 - 8:30 PM
    ASIS NCC 2017 Annual Scholarship Night
    American Legion Post #177
    Fairfax, VA
    10th Annual CSO Summit. 23 - 25 April | Arlington, Virginia
    ASIS NYC 27th Security Conference and Expo. 7–8 June | New York, New York
    63rd Annual Seminar and Exhibits. 25–28 September | Dallas, Texas
    ASIS Middle​ East 2017. 5–7 November | Bahrain

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