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BTI Institute Involvement in Homeland Security Enterprise

  • Texas Human Trafficking Prevention Task Force
    • Through coordination with the Office of the Attorney General of Texas, the BTI Institute will observe and work with the Texas Human Trafficking Prevention Task Force in 2017-2018 and seek full membership on the Task Force during the next legislative session.
  • Texas Homeland Security Council
    • The Texas Office of Homeland Security has invited the BTI Institute to join the Texas Homeland Security Council.  Director Kakadiaris represented the BTI Institute at the Homeland Security Council’s meeting on April 6.
  • Texas State Transportation Innovation Council (TxSTIC)
    • In December 2016, Ioannis Pavlidis, Ph.D., BTI Institute Thrust Lead for Transnational Flows of People (Technology), was invited to represent the BTI Institute on the Texas State Transportation Innovation Council.
  • Houston Area Council on Human Trafficking
    • Nicole F. Bromfield, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the Graduate College of Social Work at the University of Houston, was nominated as the BTI Institute’s representative to the Houston Area Council on Human Trafficking. 
  • InfraGard
    • Kevin Clement represents the BTI Institute in the Houston Chapter of InfraGard. He participated in its February workshop on the threat of ElectroMagnetic Pulse (EMP).
  • Texas Continuity Working Group
    • Kevin Clement represents the BTI Institute on the Texas Continuity Working Group, a committee of government and private sector subject matter experts in government Continuity of Operations (COOP) and Business Continuity planning. As a result of his participation, the BTI Institute will provide Mobile Training Teams (MTTs) as a part of COOP Training to requesting border regions in Texas.