Just over one year ago, UNO was named the home of a new Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence now known as NCITE – the National Counterterrorism, Innovation, Technology, and Education Center. The National Counterterrorism, Innovation, Technology, and Education Center strives to understand, prevent, and counteract terrorist violence. The NCITE Center will do this by heading a consortium of academics who study terrorist behavior and the best ways to stop it. The goal is to translate research into tools for frontline Homeland Security professionals.
Dr. Gina Ligon, is the Director of the Counterterrorism Unit at UNO. She joined Mike Hogan on “Live & Local” for a two-part interview about the mission of NCITE, the difference they can and have made, as well as how the Oklahoma City bombing impacted her life.
More information about this center and the work it does can be found at https://www.unomaha.edu/ncite/