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Prisons Struggle to Keep Out Contraband Cell Phones

- Contraband cell phones are an epidemic in prisons nationwide, but federal law won't allow state prisons to jam such transmissions because of  fears it may block emergency communications.

Ad Hoc Networks: A Key to Disaster Communications?

- Researchers and technology companies believe wireless, mobile ad hoc networks could help communication in a disaster or war zone.

Identity Theft Loose Ends

- Though progress has been made in combatting identity theft, the government must take additional steps to improve record keeping and information sharing.

Challenges for the New Administration

- The new presidential administration is facing a much more dangerous world than President Bush did eight years ago, according to David Kay, former International Atomic Energy Agency/United Nations Special Committee Chief Nuclear Weapons Inspector. 

Organized Retail Theft

- The FBI and the retail industry have joined together to form the Law Enforcement Retail Partnership Network (LERPnet) to fight organized retail theft. LERPnet allows retailers to report and to share information with each other and the FBI in a secure and confidential manner. Check it out here.

Too Much Information?

- Cell phone providers participating in a government program will be able to notify subscribers of emergencies via text messages.

Nuclear Vulnerabilities

- Despite billions spent, the U.S. government still has no comprehensive plan to detect the movement of radiological and nuclear materials along smuggling routes, the Government Accountability Office finds.

New Standards for Drug Couriers

- The National Transportation and Logistics Association wants to regulate last-mile couriers of prescription and over-the-counter drugs, but smaller companies question whether participation is worth the cost.

Companies Face New ID Theft Rules

- Some organizations are finding it difficult to meet new rules requiring enhanced identity-theft prevention programs.

Can Data and Privacy Coexist?

- While data mining might make law enforcement's job easier, it's also controversial due to the perception that it not only violates a citizen's civil rights, but also that it is ineffective.

The Future of Threat Predictions

- U.S. officials are now eager to take national security advice from people who spend their time imagining the future: science fiction writers.

Can I Get a Witness?

- Winning the fight against witness intimidation is the first step toward the successful prosecution of gang-related crimes. •Trends in Gang Activity

A New Generation for 911

- The government is testing new technology that will allow 911 centers to receive text messages from those in distress.
 




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