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FLO Weekly 6 Feb 2012

FLO Weekly 6 Feb 2012

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Hot Topics
Washington State Fusion CenterWashington State Fusion Center 
February 6, 2012Volume 2, Issue 4
Hot Topics
Suspicious ActivityReports
Tips and Leads
Fusion Liaison OfficerProgram Calendar
Training Opportunities
Administrative Notes
Inside this issue:
Special Points ofInterest:
New RIG Coordinator inRegion 9
refer to Page 7.
02/01 FBI: cyberattacks to top threat
Cyber attacks against government agencies and businesses in the United States continueto rise, and cyber threats will one day surpass the danger of terrorism to the United States,intelligence community officials said in an open hearing of the Senate select intelligencecommunity Tuesday. "Stopping terrorists is the number one priority," said FBI directorRobert Mueller. "But down the road, the cyber threat will be the number one threat to thecountry. I do not think today it is necessarily [the] number one threat, but it will be tomorrow."
02/02 ‗No fly‘ list doubles in year
The size of the US government's secret list of suspected terrorists who are banned from flying to orwithin the country has more than doubled in the past year. The no-fly list jumped from about 10,000known or suspected terrorists one year ago to about 21,000, according to government figures. About500 are US nationals. The flood of new names began after the failed Christmas 2009 bombing of aDetroit-bound jetliner when the US government lowered the standard for putting people on the listand scoured its files for anyone who qualified. "We learned a lot about the watchlisting process andmade strong improvements, which continue to this day," said Timothy Healy, director of the Terror-ist Screening Centre, which produces the no-fly list. Among the most significant new standard is thata person doesn't have to be considered only a threat to aviation to be placed on the list. People con-sidered a broader threat to domestic or international security or who attended a terror training campare also included, said a US counter-terrorism official who spoke on condition of anonymity. Asagencies complete the reviews of their files, the pace of growth is expected to slow, the counter-terrorism official said.
Nearly a third of all terrorist attacks from 1970 to 2008 occurred in just five metropolitan U.S. coun-ties, but events continue to occur in rural areas, spurred on by domestic actors, according to a reportpublished January 31, 2012 by researchers in the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism andResponses to Terrorism (START), a Department of Homeland Security Science and TechnologyCenter of Excellence based at the University of Maryland. The largest number of events clusteredaround major cities:Manhattan, New York (343 attacks)Los Angeles County, Calif. (156 attacks)Miami-Dade County, Fla. (103 attacks)San Francisco County, Calif. (99 attacks)Washington, D.C. (79 attacks)
FLO WeeklyFLO Weekly 
Snow covered pine trees near Snoqualmie Pass, King County
Page 2 FLO Weekly Volume 2, Issue 4
While large, urban counties such as Manhattan and Los Angeles have remained hot spots of terrorist activities across decades, the STARTresearchers discovered that smaller, more rural counties such as Maricopa County, Ariz.
which includes Phoenix
have emerged as hot
spots in recent years as domestic terrorism there has increased. The START researchers found that 65 of the nation‘s 3,143 co
unties were
―hot spots‖ of terrorism.
A 36-year-old North Pole man is accused of trying to extort money from the state of Alaska in exchange for not committing acts of ter-rorism. Troopers say Stanislaus Grzeskowiak was arrested Friday after he contacted troopers in Fairbanks and tried to extort $85,000,threatening to otherwise commit acts he believed would affect the University of Alaska, oil companies, cell phone companies, credit cardcompanies and troopers' ability to conduct day-to-day operations. Court records show he is charged with extortion and threatening harm.He is in custody at the Fairbanks Correctional Center, which says he is being held on $2,500 bail and can only be released to a court-approved third party custodian. It's unclear if he has an attorney.
02/07 ‘Lone wolf‘ terror threat warning
The UK could face a growing threat from "lone wolf" terrorists returning from fighting overseas in the next few years, a think tank haswarned. The Royal United Services Institute estimates about 50 Britons are fighting with Somali extremists al-Shabab. Returnees from"wars in Somalia, Yemen or Nigeria" could use their experience on UK streets, Rusi said. The Home Office said its security arrangementswould reflect "the nature of the terrorist threat we face". It is also feared that the return of Britons from overseas could coincide with therelease of people convicted of terrorist charges over the last decade. BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner says the think tank iswarning of "a perfect storm of combined threats coming together in the near future". The UK terror threat level was reduced from"severe" to "substantial" in July last year, but Rusi warned that the threat from jihadist terrorism had not diminished. Despite recent ar-rests and failed plots, "lone wolves" and "self-radicalized" jihadi terrorists were hard to track down and posed a greater security risk, itsreport said.
Page 3 FLO Weekly Volume 2, Issue 4
WSFC INTAKE1-877-843-9522
Breach/Attempted Intrusion
(U//FOUO) [Region 7] On 28 January 2012 at approximately 1545 hours, a white newer model Dodgewith Oregon license plates drove up to a call box located at the (REDACTED) Dam. A male subjectexited the vehicle and placed a phone call from a call box, located outside the gated area of the Dam, toDam Security requesting entry into the Dam. The caller was quite insistent in demanding entry. Whenhe was refused entry he went back to the vehicle, occupied by four other subjects, and drove away.
WSFC Tracking No.
Tips and Leads
(U//FOUO) [Region 6] On 24 January 2012, personnel at the Congregation (REDACTED) received aletter, via U.S. Postal Service, that contained various statements and news articles that initially appear tobe the work of someone who has mental issues or is delusional. References are made to the discovery ofbody parts in Hollywood, CA and vehicles and people seen at Congregation (REDACTED). Mention is
made of the Rabbi (REDACTED) and the author‘s inability to see him. The author does not self identify 
him/her/self, and the return address is a Jewish facility in Seattle.
WSFC Tracking No.
Closed(U//FOUO) [Region 6] On 27 January 2012 at approximately 1911 hours, a routine security sweep ofdelivery trucks arriving at the (REDACTED) terminal at the Port of Seattle led to the discovery of aloaded .45 caliber hand gun, with two additional loaded 16 round clips, behind the seat of one of thetrucks.
WSFC Tracking No.
Open(U//FOUO) [Region 1] A federal facility in Bothell recently had two separate incidents of suspiciousphotography. The first took place on 2 February 2012 at approximately 1407 hours when a Dodge Da-kota truck stopped in front of the facility gate and guard shack. An occupant in the vehicle proceeded totake photos. The vehicle then left the area before the occupant could be identified or the vehicle licenseplate obtained. The second incident took place on 6 February 2012 at approximately 1448 hours. A late1980's model Volvo approached the main entry gate. A male and female were inside the vehicle andflashes from a camera were observed. As the guard approached the vehicle to speak with the occupants,the vehicle turned around and left the property.
WSFC Tracking No.
Open(U//FOUO) [Region 6] On 6 February 2012 at approximately 1456 hours, the Security Manager for theSpace Needle observed a van, occupied by three male subjects, traveling, with the sliding door open, westbound on Broad St. The occupants appeared to using a large video camera to film the Space Needlethrough the open door of the van.
WSFC Tracking No.
Open(U//FOUO) [Region 1] On 7 February 2012 at approximately 1000 hours, a male and female subjectwere observed to cross the boundary line delineating public property from the (REDACTED) Refineryproperty. The subjects were observed taking photos of themselves and when spoken to by one of theguards, left the prohibited area.
WSFC Tracking No.
Closed(U//FOUO) [Region 6] On 7 February 2012 at approximately 0140 hours, an unidentified male subjectwas discovered walking in the secured area of the (REDACTED) terminal at the Port of Seattle. He wasfirst thought to be a crew member on one of the vessels tied to the pier, but it was later determined thesubject was a probably a transient. At the terminal office the man began screaming to be let go, and wasreleased prior to any identification being presented.
WSFC Tracking No.

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