Holloway, Kate
FBI's Hostage Barricade System (HOBAS)

This presentation will demonstrate how HOBAS, the FBI's Hostage Barricade System, can be used as a tool to quickly and accurately identify patterns within negotiation events in an effort to lead to a peaceful conclusion. Established in 1995, HOBAS is an online law enforcement sharing database cataloguing crisis negotiation incidents domestically and internationally. Law enforcement agencies across the globe enter their crisis negotiation events into HOBAS which collects information on the incident itself as well as the subject(s) and victim(s). HOBAS also assists with training, funding requests and potential negotiator testimony.

Kate Holloway - Bio
Special Agent Kate Holloway has been an FBI negotiator for eight years and is currently the Team Leader for the FBI Tampa Crisis Negotiation Team. She has worked closely with the FBI’s Crisis Negotiation Unit in Quantico, Virginia, to include teaching at the FBI’s National Crisis Negotiation Course, serving as a moderator for the FBI’s Hostage Barricade System (HOBAS), as well as assisting with the creation of the FBI’s Crisis Negotiation App. SA Holloway has deployed domestically and internationally as an FBI negotiator on numerous occasions. She is assigned to the Orlando Resident Agency of FBI Tampa where she investigates complex financial crimes. Prior to joining the FBI, Special Agent Holloway was a police officer and certified negotiator in Virginia.