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FBI Bulletins

- Researchers have found that most people will omit the truth rather than tell an outright lie. People will also choose words that camouflage the truth without knowing that they are leaving behind clues for investigators to piece together, according to a recent FBI bulletin.

Intellectual Property Protection

- The National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center, an interagency mechanism created to coordinate federal intellectual-property-theft investigative efforts, has not achieved its mission, says a Government Accountability Office report.

College Football's Crime Connection

- New research indicates that communities that host college football games experience more assaults on game day, especially if the home team loses.

Homeland Security Hits High Schools

- The Department of Homeland Security has sponsored a program that teaches high school students how to deal with fires as well as the science behind them.

Will Your Vote Count?

- Academic and state studies find that electronic voting machines are vulnerable to tampering.

Communications Upgrade

- A problem with public-safety communications in an emergency may get solved as a part of the move to digital television broadcasting.

Can Design Affect Suicide-Bomber Casualty Rates?

- Yes, says a new study from the Florida Institute of Technology.

House of Worship Security and Training Tips

- Last year's shootings at a Colorado mission and megachurch are a reminder that even houses of worship must address security.

The Push to Access FBI Files

- A law intended to give security companies access to FBI databases has not been implemented in most states.

Enforcing Window Standards

- Standards for blast-resistant window testing prove confusing.

New Video Standard Offers Promise

- A new video compression tool offers an easier way to analyze surveillance feeds.

Taking Screening to the Next Level

- Workers need to be rescreened periodically to detect warning signs that could lead to fraud or workplace violence, but companies must be cognizant of the legal restraints when doing such screens.

Explosive Testing of Window Systems – the Underlying Double-Standard

- Explosive testing can reveal deficiencies in both new technologies and improperly designed window systems. Unfortunately, either through misinterpretation or ill-intent, compliance with selected test standards has been slowly falling by the wayside.

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