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Social Media and Criminal Organizations

- In the social media world, individuals are encouraged to readily serve up personal data about where they are, who they are with, and when. But cartel members who use Facebook or similar social sites, for target selection can easily exploit this information to establish behavior patterns. (ONLINE EXCLUSIVE)

Random Acts of Protection

- Flexible, fast, and mobile, with multiple skills, VIPR teams hope that their random deployments are helping to keep terrorists from successfully attacking transit targets in the United States.

Emergency Management Perspective Interview with Trina Sheets

- Trina Sheets, executive director of the National Emergency Management Association, is interviewed.    

One-Stop Shop for Counterterrorists

- A comprehensive database of terrorist incidents within the United States aims to provide data to law enforcement, researchers, and the intelligence community.

DHS Reorganization

- In congressional testimony, Chertoff Group Principal Paul Schneider shares his thoughts on how the government should work with the private sector to meet the cybersecurity threat. Schneider also tells lawmakers why the Department of Homeland Security needs to be reorganized.

Security Consultant Perspective

- Paul Schneider, principal at the Chertoff Group, is interviewed.  

Solving the Interoperability Riddle

- Has a Silicon Valley start-up cost-efficiently solved the seemingly intractable problem of achieving interoperability for first responders?

Defending Against the Nuclear Threat

- The Securing the Cities Initiative, intended to help high-risk cities defend against a radiological attack, is being implemented in the New York City region.

Think Tank Perspective: Interview with Philip Mudd

- An interview with Philip Mudd of the New America Foundation.  

Supply Chain Security

- A White House strategy for using layered security and other measures to protect the supply chain gets mixed reviews.

State Perspective: Pennsylvania

- An interview with Glenn Cannon, director of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency.  

Building a Tenuous Trust

- A new White House strategy to combat homegrown terrorism could backfire unless officials engage local communities.

Law Enforcement Perspective: International Association of Chiefs of Police Interview with Bart R. Johnson

- An interview with Bart Johnson, the executive director of the International Association of Chiefs of Police.  
 




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