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Penton’s IWCE Announces 2015 Opening Keynote Speakers

January 7, 2015
Penton's International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) has announced Roger Cressey, a counter-terrorism analyst for NBC News and former presidential advisor, will give the Opening Keynote Address for its 2015 show. Dr. Reginald Brothers, DHS Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Science and Technology, will give the morning keynote address.

Judge OKs Fake Social Media Profiles for Police Investigations

December 29, 2014
A federal judge has ruled that law enforcement can create fake social network profiles in order to search through a suspect's account.

Dashcam Video Clears New Jersey Officer of Wrongdoing During Traffic Stop

December 19, 2014
During the traffic stop, officers broke out the passenger side window of Cephas' car and pulled him physically from the vehicle. Cephas contacted local and national media and, because this was shortly after the shooting of Michael Brown, the media pounced on the story.
<p>Photo: MSAB</p>

MSAB Releases Lightweight Tablet for Rapid Forensic Data Extraction in the Field

December 18, 2014
Tablet offers a touchscreen interface based on MSAB’s XRY extraction engine. It enables users to perform logical data extractions in minutes. The speed that Tablet offers users coupled with its mobility allows for more rapid triage of data and actionable intelligence while in the field on its large 11-inch display. It also allows for customizable workflow configurations that enable administrators to structure access for a wide array of users for organizations of any size.
<p>Officer demonstrates TASER Axon Flex system. (Photo: Mark W. Clark)</p>

LAPD Plan for Body Cameras Complicated by Privacy and Policy Concerns

December 18, 2014
Another battle is brewing over whether police officers should be able to review the recordings before writing police reports about incidents. Bibring and others said officers should not have access to the recordings because it could allow them to alter their statements or align them with what the footage showed.

LAPD to Outfit All Officers with TASER Axon Body Cameras and

December 17, 2014
TASER International today announced the purchase of 860 Axon body-worn video cameras and a five-year subscription to by the Los Angeles Police Department. Los Angeles plans to equip a total of 7,000 officers with body cameras in 2015.
<p>Photo: Mark W. Clark</p>

Congress Approves Cybersecurity Legislation

December 12, 2014
The House Thursday unanimously passed S. 2519, the National Cybersecurity Protection Act of 2014 which the Senate passed earlier this week, as well as Senate amendment to H.R. 2952, the Cybersecurity Workforce Assessment Act -- both bipartisan legislation to strengthen the nation’s cyber defenses.

PublicEngines Announces Free Agency Predictive Crime Assessment

December 6, 2014
PublicEngines, a provider of cloud-based solutions that facilitate crime analysis, supply actionable intelligence and increase community engagement for law enforcement, and governments, announced a new free service to help law enforcement agencies better understand the benefit of predictive analytics in their jurisdiction.

Florida Sheriff's Office Empowers Law Enforcement with New World Systems' Technology

December 5, 2014
The Walton County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office selected New World's Aegis Public Safety Software Suite, providing new software solutions for the agency's Computer Aided Dispatch, Law Enforcement Records Management, Corrections Management, Decision Support, Mobile Messaging and Field Reporting abilities.

Justice Department to Create Dedicated Cyber Unit

December 5, 2014
The Department of Justice is creating a dedicated cybersecurity unit within its Criminal Division, Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell said Thursday.
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