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LSU established the Stephenson National Center for Security Research and Training (SNCSRT) in 2003 to coordinate efforts in security research and training. The University is currently a leader in providing training on anti-terrorism and counter-terrorism techniques and regularly supports projects initiated by state and federal law enforcement agencies. The purpose of the Center is:

• To establish a coordinated, university-based system to promote interaction and collaboration toward the common
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• Coordinate the activities of existing units that focus on security and emergency preparedness;
• Create a collaborative structure that incorporates faculty expertise; and
• Partner with private and public entities.

SNCSRT annually manages over $45 million of activities in 5 stand-alone organizations under the leadership of Executive Director Jeff Moulton ( 225.578.5138. Cumulative sponsored program funding since 1991 is over $605 million and SNCSRT employs over 700 people.

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Carrol L. Herring Fire and Emergency Training Institute (FETI)

Micahel Donahue,
Sr. Director

• Annual funding for the Carrol L. Herring Fire & Emergency Training Institute approaches $5.8 million through money received from a ¼ of 1% Louisiana statutory dedicated tax on fire insurance premiums and self-generated receipts from industrial training initiatives.

• Established in 1963, The Carrol L. Herring Fire & Emergency Training Institute offers emergency training in disciplines such as municipal and industrial firefighting, hazardous material, technical rescue and emergency medicine.

• FETI is named in honor of retired director Carrol L. Herring who is credited with creating the props and programs that have placed FETI as one of the nation’s premier fire training facilities.

• Annually, over 25,000 students register for fire, hazardous material, technical rescue, and emergency medical training at the Carrol L. Herring Fire & Emergency Training Institute.



Law Enforcement

Ty Winter,

• The LEO Support Center’s current funding is over $9 million, with over $183 million in funding since inception.

• The LEO Support Center’s mission is to provide technical and operational support to its member agencies and users.

• LEO supports information sharing and operational activities for anti-terrorism, intelligence, law enforcement, criminal justice, and public safety communities worldwide.

• The LEO system provides
critical tools to law enforcement agencies related to real-time information management and sharing, crisis management, situational awareness, and integrated communications.


National Center for
Biomedical Research
and Training

Jim Fernandez,

• NCBRT’s current annual funding is over $22 million, with $342,944,124 in funding since inception.

• Since its founding in 1998, NCBRT has trained almost 300,000 participants, reaching responders in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and over ten countries.

• NCBRT has 56 DHS-certified courses and has become the premier organization for teaching, training and preparing America’s emergency responders.

• NCBRT is a charter member of the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC).

• NCBRT’s focus lies in courses on bioterrorism, agroterrorism, and law enforcement.


National Center
for Disaster Fraud (NCDF)

Kathleen Wylie, Director

• Established by former Attorney General Gonzales in September 2005 as the Katrina Fraud Task Force (KFTF) with members from 19 federal agencies. The KFTF was designated the National Center for Disaster Fraud in 2008 and became a separate program under the SNCSRT in September 2009.

• Funded through a Cooperative Agreement between the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and LSU, the NCDF total funding is $5.6m. FY 2014 funding of $1m includes funds from DOJ plus interagency agreements to support Fraud, Waste & Abuse Hotlines for the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General, Federal Housing Finance Agency Office of Inspector General, and Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General.

• Screen and refer reports of possible disaster related fraud to appropriate law enforcement. Work with LE and prosecutors to protect victims and their benefits from criminal activity. Also provide onsite post disaster training.



Stephenson Disaster
Management Institute (SDMI)

Brant D. Mitchell,

• SDMI was established in 2007 as a direct result of Hurricane Katrina, to save the lives of people and animals by continuously improving disaster management through leadership in applied research and executive education.

• SDMI is home to the Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center, the only permanent facility in the USA for public and private sector collaboration for disaster management.

• SDMI provides a full range of GIS capabilities including mapping services for critical infrastructure and 9-1-1 agencies, and is currently building a GIS portal for the disaster management community, the citizens of Louisiana, and GIS professionals.

• SDMI is an applied research institute bringing relevant subject matter expertise to the needs of the disaster management community.

• SDMI provides services for the homeland security and emergency management communities, including IT and cyber security services, business preparedness and recovery, and disaster impact forecasting.



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