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Districts of Guam & the Northern Mariana Islands

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Armed Forces Communications And Electronics Association (AFCEA) Marianas Tech Net 2014 Invites U.S.Attorney's Office To Participate


ALICIA A.G. LIMTIACO, U.S. Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands (NMI), and JOSEPH QUITANO, National Security Specialist for the U.S. Attorney's Office (USAO), were invited to speak at the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Marianas TECH NET 2014 Conference, held on April22-25, 2014, in Guam.  The AFCEA is an international organization "dedicated to increasing knowledge through the exploration of issues relevant to its members in information technology, communications, and electronics for the defense, homeland security and intelligence communities."

U.S. Attorney Limtiaco spoke about the mission of the USAO, which is "to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans." She explained that there are 42 separate components of the Department of Justice and provided information on the roles of the agencies, including the United States Attorneys, who prosecute offenders and represent the United States government in court; the National Security Division, which coordinates the Department's highest priority of combating terrorism and protecting national security; the major investigative agencies - the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - which prevent and deter crime and arrest criminal suspects; the United States Marshals Service, which protects the federal judiciary, apprehends fugitives, and detains persons in federal custody; and the Federal Bureau of Prisons, which confines convicted offenders.

U.S. Attorney Limtiaco also expounded on the United States Attorney General's priority goals, which are to detect and prevent terrorism; prosecute violent crime; combat computer crime, especially child pornography, obscenity, and intellectual property theft; prevent and prosecute illegal drugs; combat corporate and public corruption; and promote civil rights and civil liberties.

National Security Specialist Joe Quitano discussed regional security issues relevant to the national security of the United States.  National Security Specialist Quitano also spoke about the Department of Justice's past and current prosecutions involving threats of terrorism to federal, state, and local levels and threats of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs).  In addition, he presented information on important elements that make up the country’s national security, current events that affect national security, information specific to Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands' vital role in contributing to national security, and tips on what citizens can do to help prevent threats of terrorism.

The following are photographs of U.S. Attorney Limtiaco and National Security Specialist
Joe Quitano giving remarks at the AFCEA Marianas TECH NET 2014 Conference:

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