Hal Kempfer - KIPP CEO & Founder on ABC 7

Hal Kempfer – KIPP CEO & Founder on ABC 7

KIPP is a specialized consultancy for strategic management services, providing the best in terrorism, intelligence and Homeland Security training, seminars, workshops and exercises. A recognized leader and innovator in training fusion centers, particularly in their public and private sector outreach programs (i.e., Fusion/Terrorism/Threat/Information/Intelligence/Infrastructure Liaison Officers) and in moving centers into the realm of effectively dealing with all threats and all hazards. KIPP is widely held as a strategic partner with fusion centers in many states and regions in ensuring they achieve mission success meeting benchmarks in both performance and, most of all, helping to prevent deadly terrorist attacks. KIPP and its cadre of expert instructors represent many decades of combined experience working in intelligence, the military, law enforcement, fire and emergency management, along with a host of other professional backgrounds and experience tailored towards our clients’ needs.


Knowledge and Intelligence Program Professionals (KIPP) is an exclusive consultancy dealing with strategic management services, and focuses on providing the very best in terrorism, intelligence, and Homeland Security training, exercises and workshops. A national leader in training Terrorism/Threat Liaison Officers (TLOs) courses, Fusion Liaison Officers (FLOs), Threat Liaison Officers (TLOs), Information Liaison Officers (ILOs) and private sector Infrastructure Liaison Officers (ILOs) for Fusion Centers (primarily with the FBI sponsored InfraGard program) throughout the United States. KIPP and its cadre of expert instructors have been providing formal TLO training since 2004, and informal ‘pre-TLO’ training through the Terrorism Early Warning (TEW) program going back to the late ’90s.

KIPP has provided extensive training and support to various parts of the Department of Defense, being a “training team lead” for Crisis Action Planning (CAP) to the Commander of Navy Installations Command (CNIC) and its global network of regional commands, U.S. Pacific Command’s Joint Task Force Homeland Defense’ Subject Matter Expert Exchanges (JTF-HD SMEEs), and U.S. Northern Command’s (NORTHCOM) Pandemic Preparedness program. KIPP has also provided expert instructors, training and support to the Naval Post Graduate School, National Guard’s National Interagency Civil-Military Institute (NICI) and National Guard’s Joint Interagency Training Center-West (JITC-West). In addition, KIPP has worked for a number of state/local institutes or training programs.

Moreover, KIPP provides strategic planning (including competitive intelligence) and particularly business “wargame” services to Fortune 1000 companies in North America and Europe. KIPP employees, consultants and instructors comprise top-notch experts working in private industry and federal, state and local governments in law enforcement, fire, emergency management and the military, including unique “intelligence expertise” garnered from extensive backgrounds or careers with the DoD, CIA and FBI. Knowledge and Intelligence Program Professionals (KIPP) is a Veteran Owned Small Business with its offices located in Long Beach, California, and a California Corporation.

After contracting with KIPP, in only six months, the State of Idaho has gone from less than ten SAR trained officers to more than 150 well trained, motivated and vigilant FLO’s. Our first FLO Intermediate class, put on by KIPP, required a waiting list be established and a second Intermediate class to be added. The training is excellent, timely, entertaining and enlightening. KIPP is a very easy company to work with as well as being very knowledgeable on the subjects of Intelligence and Terrorism.

Detective Chuck Albanese
Boise Police Department
Idaho Criminal Intelligence Center Fusion Liaison Officer Coordinator

The Fusion Cycle

Fusion Cycle Diagram - KIPP Intelligence

Fusion centers contribute to the Information Sharing Environment (ISE) through their role in receiving threat information from the Federal Government; analyzing that information in the context of their local environment; disseminating that information to local agencies; and gathering tips, leads, and suspicious activity reporting (SAR) from local agencies and the public. They are considered an ISE Core Capability and play important roles in almost all of the mission processes.

The concept of information fusion is not new; it builds upon the information-led policing concept that has been applied with great success for some time by law enforcement agencies across the country.

The figure to the right depicts the fusion process as a continuous cycle in which inputs from various sources—be they Federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial partners—are brought together to provide state and local context to help enhance the national threat picture. Using this process, those charged with protecting our communities are better informed, and our people and institutions will be better protected.

A number of activities are underway to support State and Major Urban Area Fusion Centers: 2010 Baseline Capabilities Assessment – Federal, state, and local officials launched the first nationwide, in-depth assessment of fusion centers to evaluate Fusion Center capabilities and to establish strategic priorities for Federal Government support.

Community Relations

KIPP Sponsors Youth Hockey

KIPP Sponsors Youth Hockey

KIPP Sponsors Youth Hockey

KIPP Sponsors Little League Baseball

KIPP has a long history of giving back to the community by supporting a wide variety of charitable organizations, both local and national, but it is especially proud of its support of youth sports.

Through its financial support of local youth team sports, including ice hockey, KIPP hopes to help young people learn the importance of Goal Setting, Discipline, Teamwork, Social Skills and Physical Fitness.


Government - KIPP Intelligence

KIPP furnishes Government Agencies a wide range of courses, seminars, workshops and special events utilizing top experts in the fields of terrorism, intelligence and Homeland Security.

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Corporate - KIPP Intelligence

KIPP experts on national and international threats provide the Private Sector with seminars and training tailored to meet its needs.

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Fusion Centers

Fusion Centers - KIPP Intelligence

KIPP is proud to be a key partner with Fusion Centers from coast to coast, making every center we work with both highly functional and regionally mission essential.

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