Intravaia Risk Management Group LLC would like to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation for all the clients we have had the privilege to work with in the past, present and future.

03/15/19 Spring ATAP NW meeting at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle, WA. The ATAP NW Chapter in partnership with the Pacific Coast’s Analyst Roundtable (PCAR) is offering a morning of training focusing on “Operating in a Disaster”. The agenda will include speakers from PCAR and ATAP NW Chapter.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, 500 Fifth Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109

04/11/19 Northrop Grumman, in collaboration with the USC Center for Economic Development, cybersecurity training to small businesses through an Air Force Small Business Office Mentor Protégé Program. Covers cybersecurity requirements mandated under Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement (DFARS) Subpart 204.73. We will focus on understanding the risks associated with safeguarding controlled unclassified DoD information.

The Seattle Public Library - Conference Room, 1000 Fourth Ave, Seattle, WA 98104-1109  

02/04/19: The Washington State Legislature passed HB 1064.  The Governor is expected to sign the bill on Monday, February 4.  Once signed, the bill will immediately become law due to the emergency provision.

Here is a summary of what this amended version of I-940 does:

§  Fixed an unintended consequence of I-940 that would have decertified officers when, for example, they were on military leave;

§  Cleaned up language about first aid being a "paramount duty." This created an unintended possibility of requiring officers to prioritize providing first aid despite an ongoing public safety concern, such as an active shooter;

§  The new version has a simpler and clearer definition of the deadly force standard, and balances community concerns with the challenges of law enforcement’s duty to make split-second decisions;

§  Both I-940 and HB 1064 remove "malice" from the definition of use-of-deadly-force standard;

§  Both versions require independent investigations of deadly-force incidents, a significant change. The Criminal Justice Training Commission will hold rulemaking on the definition of what constitutes an independent investigation;

§  Clarifies notifications to tribal governments when an officer’s use of deadly force results in the death of a tribal member; and

§  Adds clarification of reimbursement of defense costs if officers are acquitted or found not guilty.

01/11/19 We attended NW Chapter of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP) training on Houses of Worship. This included protection and care in our houses of worship, federal law enforcement experts, and a multi-faith panel discussion. FBI Special Agent Kera O’Reilly provided these links:

Announcement: 10/29/18: Intravaia was awarded a three year government contract to conduct workplace investigation services related to complaints of alleged employee misconduct. Intravaia will also be on-call consultants for employment related matters.

Announcement: 12/20/18: Missing Native American Women: During the 2018 Legislative Session House Bill 2951 was introduced and passed by law makers.  Intravaia is proud and humbled to be working with the Washington State Patrol along with the Governor's Office of Indian Affairs, on completion of the new WA State HB 2951.  This bill addresses how to increase reporting and investigating missing Native American women.  Current objectives are: 1) Establishing written communication with the 29 tribes.  2) Scheduling a series of meetings with tribal communities around the state to explain what tools the group has to offer.  3) Establish dialogue with tribal members. Next meeting: 

December 21st. from 1:00pm-4:00pm.

Description: The Tlingit and Haida WA Chapter/Seattle Community Council and The Washington State Patrol along with the Governor’s Office of Indian Affairs invites you to take part in the community outreach regarding, missing Native American women.

House . 2951 – WSP to conduct a study to increase state criminal justice protective and investigative resources for reporting and identifying missing Native American women in the state.

Convene meetings to consult and collaborate with: 
• Tribal and local law enforcement 
• Federally recognized tribes 
• Urban Indian organizations
Goals: 
• Determine the scope of the problem 
• Identify barriers 
• Create partnerships to increase reporting and investigation

WSP will work with The Federal department of justice to increase information sharing and coordinating resources to focus on the reporting and investigating missing Native American Women

Day Break Star Indian Cultural Center, 5011 Bernie Whitebear Way, Seattle, WA 98199

Update: 07/18/18: Seattle, WA: "BlueGene14" If you or someone you know recently received one of these letters please contact us.  A WA subject of very high net worth received an anonymous extortion letter from BlueGene14 at their residence, not through the USPS, demanding $15,000 be sent via bitcoin to a provided receiving bitcoin address or the suspect will provide the victim's family and friends with alleged embarrassing information. We do know there are other victims in the U.S. that received a similar letter from BlueGene14. We have our darkweb/crypto currency tech working on this right now, so I wanted to share some intel and share some pro-active steps. See: http://abc7.com/studio-city-man-warns-others-about-blackmail-scam-letter/3779602/

Update: 04/08/18 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY UNITED STATES SECRET SERVICE NATIONAL THREAT ASSESSMENT CENTER: MASS ATTACKS IN PUBLIC SPACES - 2017. 

Also see: https://www.secretservice.gov/protection/ntac/

Update: 03/13/18 THE VIRGINIA STUDENT THREAT ASSESSMENT GUIDELINES: https://curry.virginia.edu/faculty-research/centers-labs-projects/research-labs/youth-violence-project/virginia-student-threat

Update: 03/21/18 WA Governor: Dozens of bills signed into law, including on sexual harassment, equal pay and guns: 

http://q13fox.com/2018/03/21/dozens-of-new-bills-signed-into-law-including-sexual-harassment-equal-pay-and-guns/   

Intravaia offers independent police oversight and review, personnel investigations, business intelligence services, & risk management to government & businesses based in Seattle, WA, and throughout the U.S.  We specialize in workplace violence risk assessment, threat assessment, complaints, adverse civil litigation, evaluation of criminal investigations,  use of force, policy assessment, and incident resolution.

Intravaia conducts executive level personnel investigations: Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation, Hostile Work Environment, Employee Misconduct/Just Cause, Employee Performance Issues, and Computer Forensics.  "At a certain point you’re either for an independent and impartial investigation, or you’re not." Nikki Haley, United States Ambassador to the United Nations 04/10/18

Intravaia recommends: https://www.policetraininginstitute.com/

Intravaia is a member of the following organizations: 

Association of Threat Assessment Professionals - NW Chapter 

Risk Management Society NW Chapter

Association of Washington Cities.  

National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement       

HSIN Homeland Security Information Network

Intravaia suggests the following resources:

Office of the Director of National Intelligence: The National Counterterrorism Center

Domestic Security Alliance Council (DSAC) FBI - Private Industry - DHS

We provide program development and training for hostile work environment risk assessment, management and conflict resolution.  Our diverse group of men and women are all prior law enforcement officers and/or military personnel with extensive experience, and training.  They possess backgrounds with city, state, federal law enforcement agencies.  We are also an approved U.S. federal government, WA State, city and county contractor.  Intravaia conducts business out of the Columbia Tower, 701 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104  https://columbiacenterseattle.com/

Intravaia has been certified as a King County Small Contractor and Supplier (SCS) firm. This also includes Port of Seattle and Sound Transit.  We are in the business directory of the Puget Sound Business Journal http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/

Intravaia is proud and humbled to be conducting personnel investigations for the King County Prosecuting Attorney, Civil Division. The Civil Division is the county's in-house law firm. It serves as legal counsel to the Metropolitan King County Council, the County Executive and all Executive departments, the Sheriff, the Superior and District Courts, the County Assessor.

Intravaia is extremely honored to be an approved vendor with the State of WA Department of Enterprise Services to conduct Personnel Investigations: Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation, Hostile Work Environment, Employee Misconduct/Just Cause, Employee Performance Issues, and Computer Forensics.   

Intravaia conducts executive level personnel investigations for Bellevue College, 3000 Landerholm Circle SE, Bellevue, WA 98007.

Intravaia provides employment consulting and personnel investigations for the King County Department of Executive Services and Human Resources.   

Intravaia is very pleased to be conducting investigative work for the King County Department of Public Defense Conflict Panel conducting follow-up defense work on homicide and other felony level crimes. Intravaia is very pleased to also be conducting criminal defense investigative work for Stein, Lotzkar & Starr, P.S throughout King, Snohomish, and Pierce Counties—from district and municipal courts to the Washington State Supreme Court and Court of Appeals.

Intravaia conducts investigative work for the City of Seattle Municipal Court Public Defense Services. 

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We are fully licensed WA State private investigators #3655, and insured. We work with several top level law firms in Seattle and across the country to address proper resolution utilizing civil and/or criminal options partnered with our specialized investigations.  Our backgrounds allow us to act as a proper liaison with law enforcement to include federal authorities.

 

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