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Lessons from Boston: How Military, Law Enforcement can Work Closer Together

More than a decade of war has given us hard-won experience in countering IEDs, and much of what we have learned in Iraq and Afghanistan about IEDs has been in collaboration between the military and federal law enforcement agencies. Close collaboration can help at home as well. In support of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan,… Keep Reading

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The Informant in the Computer

It started with trash cans in a local park. Police officers were going through them — systematically — one after the next, turning the barrels over and emptying the contents onto the ground. For park guests it must have been a surreal sight, but for the police it was the means to an end. They… Keep Reading

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The Boston Bombings: Emergency Management at its Best

The perfect setting, the perfect timing, the perfect sizing … the perfect response. The City of Boston is, and should, be proud of its outstanding response to the dreaded “terrorist bomb.” Nothing said here should take away any of the well-deserved kudos for a response well done. The alleged Boston Marathon bombers appeared to have… Keep Reading

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Reducing Cyber Security Risks Need Not Increase Risks to Privacy

Cybersecurity continues to grab headlines each year. This year began with a bang when The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal revealed that they were under multiple Advanced Persistent Threats from China aimed at discovering confidential sources of newspaper articles, such as reports targeting the wealth accumulated by China’s political elite. Shortly thereafter,… Keep Reading

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A Total Solution to Emergency Alerts: Blending New Technology with Traditional Practices

During the last two years, the US has experienced an unprecedented number of federally declared natural disasters. Yet, the public still largely remains unaware of their communities’ emergency communications systems and is often apathetic to emergency notifications. In fact, according to the 2012 Federal Signal Public Safety Survey, more than one in four respondents do not… Keep Reading

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Why Mobile Apps Work for the Military: It’s All About Operability in the Field

Enterprise solutions are key in defense. Back at the Main Operating Base (MOB), all of the ERP functionality is typically required to manage strategy, heavy maintenance, warehouse management and the like. And even through a deployed solution model, Deployed Operating Bases (DOB) can still be supported through mobile servers, netbooks and tablets, all focused on… Keep Reading

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Half the Battle: Credit Reports and Security Clearances

From a security standpoint, concerns over financial stability run the gamut from the mundane to the serious. Financial sloppiness can be a leading indicator that extends well beyond the manner in which someone manages monthly bills. It can be a serious red flag that a person has poor self-control, continues to display poor judgment and… Keep Reading

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The Aerospace/Defense Supply Chain: Unique Challenges Demand Unique Solutions

The Aerospace and Defense (A&D) supply chain is fundamentally different from the commercial market. The raw definition of the term “supply chain” is the business process that covers the acquisition of raw materials through production, storage, transport and eventual delivery to the end customer. The business reality is that the supply chain is the flow… Keep Reading

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Will First Responders Be Able to Communicate When the Next Hurricane Sandy Hits?

Recent natural disasters have followed a familiar pattern: Cell towers have become overloaded and key first responders have been unable to reliably talk to one another. And in the days following the disasters, public safety and policymakers repeatedly call for the need to have a communications infrastructure that works in times of crisis. Last fall’s… Keep Reading

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Reducing FOIA Response Time with Predictive Coding

A House oversight panel’s recent opening of what could be the most comprehensive bipartisan congressional review in three decades of executive branch compliance with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) has reinvigorated an industry discussion about the challenges associated with FOIA compliance, particularly FOIA backlogs. The procedures established under FOIA and The Privacy Act are… Keep Reading

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