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- A new standard out of the National Institute of Standards and Technology simplifies the transfer of DNA data across borders. It also provides more details on transmitting fingerprint and crime scene data.

DNA Data Has New Standards

- A new standard improves DNA sharing.

Cruise Control at Sea

- Nearly two years after a U.S. law was passed to improve reporting and investigating of crimes committed on cruise ships, there’s uncertainty among former victims about whether the implementation of the legislation is living up to their expectations.

Morning Security Brief: Minnesota Cops Data Breach, Pentagon Says American Terrorists Can Be Killed, Social Media Use, and More

- Minnesota cops violate a woman's privacy 425 times just to see what she looked like after losing weight. The Pentagon says courts shouldn't have say when an American who works with terrorists is targeted. An Australian woman scams $30,000 out of Nigerian scammers. And more.

NOPD Announces ‘Scarlet Letter’ Campaign to Promote Crimestoppers

- The New Orleans Police Department announced a new initiative on Friday to gain the public’s trust and show that they are following up on tips provided through its tip line.

Morning Security Brief: FBI Reviews Anti-Muslim Training Material, Scrap Metal Restrictions, Drug Issues in Guatemala, and More

- FBI reviews and purges anti-Muslim training material. Cincinnati mulls news rules for metal sales to deter thieves. Guatemalan president wants to fight the drug war by legalizing them. And more.

Morning Security Brief: Police Misconduct, Syria on the Brink of Civil War, Taser Policy, and More

- Police among the worst speeders in South Florida, according to a newspaper's investigation. Syrian residents brace for civil war. Police in Maryland add "hospital policy" to new tasers. And more.

Morning Security Brief: New Report on Muslim Radicalization, FBI Reduces GPS Surveillance, DHS Funds Under Scrutiny, and More

- A study from the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security says the wave of Muslim radicalization predicted still has not materialized. The FBI scales back its use of GPS tracking. The Office of the Inspector General says DHS needs better financial oversight. And more.

Morning Security Brief: CBP Audit, Unauthorized Prison Visits, The Met Cites Human Error in Data Breach, and More

- Audit finds CBP employees with smuggling and attempted murder on their criminals records. Former officer uses his credentials to visit lover in jail. The London Metropolitan police accidentally share victims' email addresses. And more.

Crime Prevention

- A bill (S. 956) introduced by Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) would authorize grants to state and local police departments to implement anonymous tip programs using text messages. Under the bill, such programs would be administered locally and police would be required to strip the texts of any identifying information. Police departments would be required to train sufficient personnel to intercept and respond to the tips and to promote the program, especially to youths.

DNA

- A federal appeals court has ruled that authorities may take DNA samples from persons arrested but not yet been convicted. The justices wrote that the practice was reasonable given the arrestees’ diminished expectations of privacy and the legitimate interests in the collection of DNA from these individuals.

Gang Activity

- The FBI released its annual gang threat assessment. The report found that numerous gangs have infiltrated the military.

Morning Security Brief: School Attack Thwarted In Utah, Somali Pirates, Man Sues After Being Rejected For Police Job, and More

- Police arrest two high school students in the final planning stages of a bomb attack. The U.S. may have upped the stakes for hostages in Somali after this week's rescue. A man is suing the Atlanta Police saying they rejected his application for employment because he was HIV positive. And more.
 




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