In a letter to the House of Representatives updating the 39th edition of the Terrorist Threat Assessment for the Netherlands, the Minster of Security and Justice has announced that the threat level in the Netherlands remains substantial, which means the chance of an attack is real.
Patricia Zorko, currently chief of the National Unit of the National Police, will join the Office of the National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism (NCTV) on 1 November. She has been appointed Deputy NCTV and Director of Cyber Security.
Detecting or neutralising drones early on can help us manage the threat posed by these unmanned mobile systems. Four companies have been commissioned by the Ministry of Security and Justice, the Royal Military and Border Police and the National Police to develop and market products which do exactly that. They will showcase their solutions in mid-2016.
Schiphol Airport has hired Wilma van Dijk as the senior manager of its Safety, Security and Environment Department (SSE). Ms Van Dijk has been the Deputy National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism (NCTV) and the director of the NCTV’s Cyber Security Department since 2014.
Dick Schoof is the National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism and Wilma van Dijk the Deputy National Coordinator Security and Counterterrorism.
On 17 July 2014 flight MH17 (Malaysia Airlines) crashed in Ukraine on its way from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. On board were 283 passengers and 15 crew members. Among the passengers are at least 196 Dutch citizens. Statements of the Dutch government are available here.
Information about the National Crisis Centre (NCC) can be found at Crisis management in Themes.