Judith Miller, Author & Journalist

DomPrep has divided the 1 hour interview into 8 segments.

 Audio Segment One: Intelligence-Led Policing

The NYPD/LAPD mind-set oriented to intelligence (as opposed to evidence) gathering. The use of overseas liaison officers working alongside police departments in some of the cities most frequently targeted by terrorists.

Duration: 6 Minutes 10 Seconds

Audio Segment Two: NYPD’s Use of Washington Experience

How three senior NYPD officials are leveraging their experience in the nation’s capital to turn their department’s intel division into a “mini-CIA.”

Duration: 8 Minutes 31 Seconds

Audio Segment Three: NYPD Interagency Cooperation

NYPD’s vastly improved relationship with the FBI. The NYPD/FBI co-management of the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF).

Duration: 5 Minutes 22 Seconds

Audio Segment Four: NYPD Information Sharing

The department’s comprehensive fusion center and the manifest success of Operation Sentry – the NYPD effort to forge counterterrorism partnerships with local LE agencies within a 200-mile radius of the city.

Duration: 8 Minutes

Audio Segment Five: NYPD Links to the Private Sector

How the department is leveraging Operation Nexus, the information-sharing program that links the force with the business community, and Operation Shield, which helps area businesses assess and revise their own security programs, to improve its counter-terrorism and critical-infrastructure protection strategies.

Duration: 5 Minutes 08 Seconds

Audio Segment Six: An Overview of the Los Angeles Police Department Counter-Terrorism Model

The LAPD’s model approach to pool counter-terrorism resources and information with federal and other agencies. The unique LAPD partnership with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department. The support provided to the LAPD from the Manhattan Institute’s Center for Policing Terrorism, particularly as it relates to the establishment of a national police academy.

Duration: 8 Minutes 11 Seconds

Audio Segment Seven: LAPD Information Sharing

How the LAPD and FBI manage their JTTF. The Joint Regional Intelligence Center (JRIC) as a model for similar fusion centers in other major cities. Operation Archangel, the LAPD program that identifies, prioritizes, and protects critical-infrastructure assets.

Duration: 6 Minutes 50 Seconds

Audio Segment Eight: Ms. Miller’s Closing Thoughts

Whether the type of domestic-sourced attacks and attempted attacks in the United Kingdom will migrate to the United States; the similarities with and contrasts between the extremist Muslim societies in the two countries; the threat posed by female suicide bombers; and the tension between implementation of effective counter-terrorism strategies and the effect of those strategies on civil liberties.

Duration: 15 Minutes

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John F. Morton

John F. Morton is the Strategic Advisor for DomPrep. He is also the Homeland Security Team Lead for the Project on National Security Reform (PNSR). A member of the DomPrep team since its founding, he has served as managing editor for writer assignments and interviewer for scores of DomPrep audio interviews.

Judith Miller
Judith Miller

Judith Miller, a Pulitzer Prize-winning former investigative reporter for The New York Times, is the author of hundreds of articles in the fields of national defense and homeland security, and the co-author (with William Broad and Stephen Engelberg) of “Germs: Biological Weapons and America’s Secret War” (Simon & Schuster, 2001), a critically acclaimed book about biological warfare programs in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. A graduate of Barnard College, she also holds a master’s degree from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. In addition to her Pulitzer Prize for “explanatory journalism” (a January 2001 series on Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda), she also won an Emmy for her work on a Nova/New York Times documentary based on the “Germs” book and was a member of the Times team that won a DuPont Award for a series of programs on terrorism for PBS’s “Frontline.”



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