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News Release

Thursday, November 2, 2006

Media Relations

LA Welcomes DHS, Hosts Unveiling of TRIPwire


What:
News conference and demonstration of new federal program to improve information-sharing among local, state, and federal law enforcement.

TRIPwire is designed to bring technical and operational information on terrorist tactics, techniques, and procedures to the desktops of officers and agents involved in bombing prevention.

When:
Friday, November 3, 2006
•Displays open: 8:30 AM
•News conference:9:00 AM

Where:
100 block of N. Judge John Aiso Street
behind Parker Center

Who:
•Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
•Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton
•George W. Foresman
First Under Secretary for the Preparedness Directorate
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
•Councilman Jack Weiss, District 5
•Representatives from Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
•Representatives from Orange County Sheriff's Department
•Spec. Agent In Charge Robert Loose, FBI

Why:
The City and County of Los Angeles, as well as the State of California, have been working with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and other Federal departments and agencies, on a number of national preparedness efforts. Because of this collaboration, DHS has chosen Los Angeles as the venue to launch the Technical Resource for Incident Prevention (TRIPwire) program. TRIPwire allows Federal, State, and local bomb-prevention professionals to share up-to-the-minute technical and operational information on the use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) worldwide; and to create greater awareness on how to prevent and respond to this type of attack among the law enforcement community at large.

A DVD, demonstrating the TRIPwire web portal, will run on a monitor prior to the news conference.