FBI Agent to Speak at Mason on CSI Technology

Posted: March 15, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

FBI Special Agent Tom O’Connor of the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force will speak at George Mason on Monday, March 20, on “CSI Technology: Solving the Crime of Terrorism.” The free program will be held in Mason Hall on the Fairfax Campus and begins with a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by the presentation at 7:15 p.m.

O’Connor’s talk is sponsored by the School of Management’s Master of Science in Technology Management Program.

Crime scene investigation technologies are creating unimagined new ways to solve crimes around the world. O’Connor is a team leader in the unit responsible for processing major crime scenes in Africa, Europe and the Middle East when a U.S. citizen is involved or a U.S. interest is attacked. His presentation will cover his experiences processing these history-changing crime scenes:

  • 1998 Nairobi Embassy attack in Kenya
  • 1999 Kosovo war crimes
  • 2000 USS Cole attack
  • 2001 Sept. 11 attack on the Pentagon
  • 2004 U.S. citizen killed in Ghana

    He also will address crime scene investigations involving terrorist attacks and hostage takings in Iraq during 2004 and 2005 and his recent work in Pakistan. O’Connor works closely with the Evidence Response Team Unit at the FBI Laboratory in Quantico, Va.

    To RSVP or for more information, e-mail jpalmisa@gmu.edu.

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