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CRAIG O. THOMPSON
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BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLANNING / COOP / FPC-65 TRAINING
-- DISASTER RECOVERY PLANNING (BCP/DRP) CONSULTANT
-- BUSINESS VENTURE & SUCCESSION PLAN COMPONENTS

-- KEYNOTE SPEAKER / WORKSHOP LEADER & TRAINER
-- COUNTER-TERRORISM  EXPERT / AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR


JIM CUTRELL
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CERTIFIED, PROFESSIONAL SECURITY TRAINING
-- CERTIFIED
LIFE-SAFETY TRAINING
-- BUSINESS EXECUTIVE & DIGNITARY PERSONAL PROTECTION TRAINER
-- CELEBRITY PERSONAL PROTECTION TRAINER


"Osama bin Laden, the al Qaeda, lax airport security, suicide bombers...thousands of people will lose their lives on our homeland...This is where it will come from....It could happen tomorrow or ten years from now. Either way, we won't be prepared!"

Craig O. Thompson, KFI, Los Angeles Talk-Show, September 10, 2001


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Craig O. Thompson continues to be a frequent guest on National Media talk-shows.  You may remember him from interviews with Joan Rivers, Art Bell, Barbara Simpson, Lee Klein, Ed Clancy, Charlie Warren, CBS, WABC, WOR, Voice America--and on countless other national, regional, and international broadcasts from Canada to Ireland, New Zealand to Venezuela, and everywhere between.

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For Craig O. Thompson's Availability, Contact:
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Craig Thompson provides Keynotes and Workshops for:
  • Conferences
  • Trade Shows
  • Executive Retreats
  • Professional Groups
  • Corporate Gatherings
  • College & University Programs
  • Communities & Neighborhoods

 

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Craig O. Thompson, Managing Consultant

Whether your business or trade association requires a speaker or workshop on business continuity or counter-terrorism; your community or neighborhoods want to practice family and neighborhood preparedness; or whether you need a professional update on bioterrorism or counter-terrorism, in general...Craig O. Thompson will provide a customized, focused, real-world, up to-date presentation or workshop to fit your needs. Click here for a partial list of topics.

Thirty-two years as a professional keynoter and workshop leader, combined with business continuity planning and 17 years academic research and writing on terrorism, counter-terrorism, and CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives Warfare), brought Craig O. Thompson to a cross-road on 9/11. Several years prior to the Attack on America, Craig's professional experience and knowledge of community preparedness and business continuity had caused him to realize America would not be prepared for a major attack on our own homeland...whenever it would hit.

The Rand Corporation had predicted--by mathematical formula--that the United States would experience major attacks within a 10 year window. Unfortunately, the clock began ticking in 1998. Every major think tank in the country--regardless of political persuation--agreed "it was only a question of when." Yet politicians were hoping for a reprieve long enough to continue their partisan activities in the halls of Congress and the White House.

Craig began to speak out. First, informally to small groups. Then, by request to corporate gatherings and government agencies. By 2001, Craig O. Thompson's first-edition book OMAR--on global terrorism--took him on the road for book signings.

In a book-cover testimonial--written 4 years prior for Thompson's limited-edition book published earlier, in 1998, Senator Richard G. Lugar--a member of the Senate's Select Committee on Intelligence, said:

"OMAR forecasts tomorrow's headlines. The proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, materials and know-how is the number one national security threat to the United States. This well-researched (book) is a timely window into potential disasters for unprepared nations."

What was originally meant to be a cautionary tale, as an historical suspense-thriller--prior to 9/11--became a dire warning to Americans and their allies...

OMAR INTRODUCED FACTS SUCH AS:

  • Terrorist Cell Members Crossing Our Borders
  • Sleeper Cells Carrying Out Orders in America and Abroad
  • Osama bin Laden Financing Other Terrorist Operations
  • Suicide Bombers "as crazy as Kamikazees" on our homeland
  • Intelligence Agencies Refusing to Share Information Between Competing Agencies
    to "Connect the Dots"
  • The Potential for Biological Warfare
  • Entrepreneurial Mafia-like Terrorist Organizations Doing Business With Japanese
    Organized Crime in America and Abroad
  • NBCRW -- Nuclear, Biological, Chemical, Radiological Weapons of Mass Destruction
    -- Well Before the Acronym Became Common, Following 9/11
  • Joint -Venture Black Market Weapons-Trading Connected With Former Soviet Bloc
    Countries, Doing Business Throughout the World (and in North America)
  • Nuclear Materials Inexplicably Disappearing From Eastern European Stockpiles

As communications director for the International Association for Counterterrorism & Security Professionals, Craig continued to present preparedness workshops and keynotes that warned of coming attacks at home. He appeared on countless talk-shows. But was anyone paying attention?

"Americans," he says, "were too busy pursuing life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."

Then, all hell broke loose on 9/11. Talk-show hosts, who had booked Craig prior to September 11th called back and wanted to know how he possibly could have known about the attacks before our own intelligence agencies, members of Congress, and the White House. "It wasn't a question of knowing," he says, "it was a question of priorities. Few Americans were willing to admit the United States had any enemies after the fall of the Soviet Union."

In numerous prior media interviews, keynote speeches, and during a 3-hour radio interview--broadcast from KFI Radio, Los Angeles on Monday, September 10, 2001--Thompson had warned listeners of Osama bin Laden, the al Qaeda, lax airport security, suicide bombers, biological warfare, and the fact that thousands of people would lose their lives on our homeland.

In fact, Thompson had said, "This is where it will come from...it could happen tomorrow, or ten years from now. Either way, we won't be prepared!"

Ironically, Thompson had already delivered a keynote speech titled "The Terrorist Cell Game" on August 9 2001 at the Hyatt Regency, Washington, DC...ironically taped and first broadcast on C-SPAN on August 11, 2001--exactly one month-to-the-day prior to the attack!

During his August 2001 Washington D.C. speech, Thompson:

  • Warned high-level government leaders of coming suicide attacks by the al Qaeda
  • Discussed the vulnerabilities of our "First Responders" including all emergency personnel from firefighters, police and EMT's, to our entire medical community and national public health system
  • Warned of the dangerous possibility that our First Responders could become our "First Martyrs" instead of our "First Heroes"
  • Talked of the secret, unspoken, and highly dangerous biological warfare threat originating from the Former Soviet Union (now Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States)
  • Forwarned of less than adequate border security and immigration control
  • Addressed the tremendous loss and lack of "get down in the trenches to get our hands dirty" human intelligence in critical parts of the world (BTW: "intelligence" is a term Thompson considers an oxymoron within many of America's intelligence agencies...and speaks of it often)
  • Spoke of open-access information available in public places--including the Internet--that "a psychotic, deranged individual...let alone a terrorist" could use to create havoc
  • Stressed America's continued naivaté, arrogance, and smugness regarding America's vulnerabilities--following the first World Trade Center Bombing and those at the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia, the 1995 bombing of the Oklahoma Murrah Federal Building, and the 1996 U.S. Embassy bombings in East Africa.

Finally, Craig describes his tremendous concern about our complacent attitudes and the fact that America "still lacks a clear, definable plan for informing, preparing, and coordinating its citizens, businesses, and public health infrastructure for the possibility of terrorist attacks on our homeland."

Countless world-wide media interviews, followed 9/11. And for nearly three years since...Craig O. Thompson has devoted most of his time to the development and presentation of focused workshops and keynotes that prepare our countrymen for the probability--not possibility--probability of future attacks on our homeland that "could cause more devastation than Nagasaki and Heroshima combined."

His op-eds on the Saudis, and the Canadian government's irresponsible visa program for terrorists, have been the fodder for stories produced on the Evening News With Dan Rather. Craig's research papers on biological warfare and illicit trade with former KGBs--in the ever-expanding worldwide Russian Mafiya, have appeared in multi-part form in the leading quarterly Journal on Counterterrorism.

Thompson's book, OMAR, was awarded the prestigious International Benjamin Franklin Silver Award for "Best New Voice." Two upcoming non-fiction books--The Terrorist Cell Game and 8 Principles of a Business Continuity Plan: How to Capture & Protect The Soul, Spirit And Integrity Of Your Business--are expected out in late 2004 (©2004 StrataGem Press™ All Rights Reserved).

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When your business or trade association requires a speaker or workshop on business continuity or security, personal protection and life-safety training...or your community or neighborhoods want to practice family and neighborhood preparedness...or when you need a professional update on bioterrorism or counter-terrorism, in general...Craig O. Thompson and/or Jim Cutrell will provide customized, focused, real-world, up-to-date presentations or workshops to fit your needs.

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Jim Cutrell, Security Consultant / Trainer

Security specialist, Jim Cutrell, currently serves as the Director of Protective Services at University Place Conference Center and Hotel on the IUPUI Campus in Indianapolis (Indiana University/Purdue University, Indianapolis). University Place is a Doubletree Hotel in the Hilton Hotels family. He provides certified, professional security training and related workshops for SMBs and large corporations.

With over 1000 hours of police related schools or seminars, Jim Cutrell is well-positioned to assist your SMB or large corporation with your entire battery of human and physical infrastructure security needs.

Professional consulting and group security training includes private and group security workshops in::

  • Facility security
  • Life safety instruction
  • Communications
  • Parking and emergency procedures training for small and large
    corporations and entertainment facility chains
  • Ground transportation security operations
  • Certified, professional instruction on personal protection for dignitaries/celebrities

Jim was the first person certified by the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy as an instructor in dignitary protection. Clients include mayors, city council members, judges, prosecutors, businessmen and women and civic groups. He has personally provided protection for mayors, judges, prosecutors, religious leaders, entertainers, a Presidential Cabinet Member, a presidential candidate and several U.S. Congressmen.

He has intimate experience on protective details of the U.S. Marshal's Service protecting Supreme Court Justices, the United States Department of Education Office of Protective Services; the U.S. Secret Service protecting a U.S. President and a former first lady; the Indiana State Police Governor's detail; and the Indianapolis Police Mayor's Security Detail.

Mr. Cutrell is also the Loss Prevention Group consultant for Indianapolis-based Hilton Hotels. Jim has served as a patrolman, detective, detective sergeant, patrol sergeant, detective division commander and Assistant Chief of Police for a major, expanding police department.

Other experience includes that of accident investigator, SWAT team member and founder and commander of the Dignitary Protection Unit. He has also served as a Chief Deputy Coroner, and has held police powers in one city police department and two additional county departments.

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For Craig O. Thompson's Availability, Contact:
craigt@BusinessContinuityBCP.com

For Jim Cutrell's Availability, Contact:
jimc@BusinessContinuityBCP.com

 

PARTIAL LIST OF WORKSHOPS & KEYNOTE CLIENTS INCLUDE...

Continuity Planning Management Conference (West Workshop)
Continuity Planning Management Conference (East Keynote)
U.S. Department of Defense -- Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)
Society of Government Meeting Planners

Planned Investment Company, Inc.
U.C.L.A. Associated Students
C.B. Chamber of Commerce
El Camino College 

IACSP Symposium
O.L.G.
IPA

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