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TREXPO West 2006: War Stories

May 1, 2006

It would have been difficult to find two TREXPO West keynote speakers who complemented each other in their message better than Kelly McCann and Col. Danny McKnight.

Patriot Act Renewal Curbs LE Use of Anti-Terror Tools

March 9, 2006
Law enforcement officials get to keep their anti-terror tools, but with some new curbs, under the USA Patriot Act renewal passed by the House in a cliffhanger vote.

Patriot Act Moves Closer to Renewal

February 16, 2006
The Senate pushed the Patriot Act a step closer to renewal Thursday, overwhelmingly rejecting an effort to block it. Passage is expected next month for extending the law that was passed weeks after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks as a weapon to help the government track terror suspects.

Public Safety Searches

October 1, 2005

For at least 10 years, it has been clear that terrorists favor targeting transportation systems, high-density population venues, and symbolic structures.

TREXPO East 2005: A Training Buffet

October 1, 2005

Conference attendance was up significantly at this year’s TREXPO East, held Aug. 29 through Aug. 31 in Chantilly, Va. And with good reason. The conference program offered an excellent balance of hands-on defensive tactics training, anti-terrorism classes, and patrol and SWAT tactics courses.

TREXPO East 2005: Words of Wisdom and Warning

October 1, 2005

This year's TREXPO East, held Aug. 29 through Sept. 1 in Chantilly, Va., was an unusual kind of law enforcement trade show. It actually had star power. It had Sgt. Major Billy Waugh of the U.S. Army Special Forces.

Bomb Jammer

September 1, 2005
The latest addition to Security Intelligence Technologies’ counterterrorism product line is the BombJammer VIP 300T. The BombJammer product line provides protection against the use of remote controlled improvised explosive devices (RCIED’s), commonly used in terrorist attacks and reported to have been used in London and Madrid, and also obstructs enemy and terrorist methods of communication

Defense Group Inc. Incident Management Software

September 1, 2005
DGI’s CoBRA software can be used by various law enforcement agencies to coordinate with other entities, such as fire departments and hospitals, to manage major incidents. CoBRA software provides first responders with the necessary interactive tools, guides, databases, SOPs, NIMS/ICS forms, checklists, and incident reporting capabilities to manage incidents involving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive threats.

Poisoning the Well

September 1, 2005

Quick. Short of a nuclear detonation, think of the worst possible terrorist attack that you can imagine.

Counter-Terrorism 101: Ambush and Abduction

August 1, 2005

Although they don't receive nearly as much press as bombings, vehicular ambushes are quite common in Israel.

Why I'm Voting for John Kerry

October 1, 2004

John Kerry has committed to increasing the number of U.S. Special Forces operators. This single point will do more to achieve victory than all the hardware in our inventory.

Strategic Modeling

May 1, 2004

L.A. County's Terrorism Early Warning group was the brainchild of two L.A. Sheriff's Department officers who saw a threat in the rhetoric of a then little-known Islamist radical named Bin Laden. It was August 1996 and Osama had just issued his first fatwa, urging his followers to conduct global terrorist attacks against the United States and its citizens.

America In the Crosshairs: Inside NYPD's Counter-Terrorism Bureau

February 1, 2003

NYPD's counter-terrorism unit works out of a windowless brick building somewhere in one of the five boroughs of the Big Apple. To the average person passing by, the building looks no different than any of the other rundown buildings in the area. It's covered with graffiti, surrounded by nondescript private cars, and shadowed by a worn elevated commercial billboard.

Falling Down on the Job

February 1, 2003

Using training including how to fall properly without injury, a French special ops unit successfully completed a dynamic hostage rescue.

Defense Dollars

October 1, 2002

Most cities and counties have increased police and fire funding since 9-11, but in many cases, budget bumps can barely meet newly established needs.

One Man, One Bomb

September 1, 2002

"The threat of suicide bombers in the U.S. is not an 'if' but a 'when,'" read a recent alert to law enforcement that was sent by the California Department of Justice.

TWO if by Sea: Tactical Waterborne Units

August 1, 2002

The lesson of the Baltimore exercise is quite clear: police agencies can't just arbitrarily decide that their jurisdictions end at the water's edge and assume that anything on the water will be handled by the Coast Guard, the Navy, or somebody else.

Euro Counter-Terrorism

April 1, 2001

Conventional police forces deployed in large and normally  slow-to-react formations were not capable of dealing with small, clandestine terrorist cells, striking swiftly and melting into the civil scenery.

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