Homeland Security: Homeland Security
07/27/2011 - Security Management interviews Rocco Forté, assistant city coordinator for emergency preparedness and regulatory services for the City of Minneapolis.
Daily Headline : Government Reports (GAO etc.)
07/26/2011 - Antitrust violators who report themselves are offered leniency, but whistleblowers are left unprotected.
Daily Headline : Terrorism
07/25/2011 - The White House's new transnational crime strategy includes sanctions, intelligence sharing, cash rewards, and visa restrictions.
Daily Headline : Terrorism
07/19/2011 - Supporters and some government officials want Mujahedin-e Khalq, a group that wants to topple Iran's government, to be removed from the State Department's list of terrorist organizations. Government documents raise questions about whether the group has given up terrorism.
Daily Headline : Risk Management
07/15/2011 - Security Management interviews Carmen Merlo, director of the Portland Office of Emergency Management.
Daily Headline : Fire Safety
07/13/2011 - New technologies under development can be used to help locate firefighters in burning buildings and determine whether they are in distress.
Daily Headline : Intelligence
07/08/2011 - A piece of intelligence touted as a “smoking gun” turns out to be a forgery. Exiles use schemes to distribute bogus intelligence to further their own ends. This and more in The Secret History of MI6: 1909-1949 reviewer Mario Possamai, CPP says.
Intelligence: Contingency Planning \ Disaster Management
06/30/2011 - Americans may think they are more prepared for a devastating earthquake than they truly are, according to a report on earthquake resilience authored by the National Research Council’s (NRC) Committee on Earthquake Resilience.
Legal Report: Crime
06/30/2011 - Tennessee
Weapons. Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed a bill (S.B. 519) into law that will clarify the state’s handgun laws. The state already allows employers to permit handguns in the workplace. The new law specifies that the decision to permit handguns in the workplace does not create an unsafe workplace.
Crime. A new bill (H. 16) introduced in Vermont would amend the state’s criminal code to make it a crime to knowingly and intentionally post false and defamatory information to an Internet Web site. The bill would also amend the definition of Internet harassment to include posting on a Web site as a form of electronic communication.
Beyond Print: How-to
06/30/2011 - The Site Security Design Guide from the General Services Administration establishes guidance, explores various elements and best practices, and lays out the process for designing site security at GSA’s facilities.
Beyond Print: ID issues \ Identity Theft
06/30/2011 - Children are particularly vulnerable to identity theft because of the way Social Security numbers are assigned. Read about possible solutions in a new report.
Daily Headline : Border Security
06/24/2011 - Border security got a lot of attention this week. On Tuesday, the Department of State released a document annotating its efforts to check growing violence attached to drug cartels and drug and human trafficking. Meanwhile, several lawmakers introduced legislation that would help attack the issue.
Daily Headline : Crime
06/22/2011 - Wednesday marked the official launch of CrimeSolutions.gov, the new Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Web site designed to provide researchers and policymakers, with credible information on the effectiveness of a wide range of criminal justice programs. The site includes more than 150 justice-related programs and assigns ratings based on how well a program was able to achieve its intended purpose.