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December 2012

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Jack Thomas, CPP, general manager of Smith Protective Services in Fort Worth, Texas, discusses how security professionals can hone the hiring process to secure the most qualified employees.

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    The Texas Pandemic Flu Toolkit provides a variety of resources for emergency planners. The software offerings can help officials track a pandemic and allocate resources.

      Domestic Violence

      A factsheet from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission offers guidance to employers on how to apply employment discrimination laws to victims of domestic violence. The factsheet offers scenarios and examples of how companies might unintentionally run afoul of federal law.


        The U.S. Department of Labor has launched a Website containing the Worksite Flexibility Toolkit to provide information on workplace flexibility. Announced to coincide with National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the site contains links to 172 sources, including legislation, case studies, fact sheets, reports, and news articles.

          Facial Recognition

          The Federal Trade Commission has released a report on facial recognition technology. The report, Facing Facts: Best Practices for Common Uses of Facial Recognition Technologies, is designed to help companies use innovative products without violating employee or consumer privacy.


            In a lawsuit filed in Illinois, plaintiffs allege that an entrance exam required by the Chicago Fire Department discriminates against women and minorities. Read the charges here.

            Countering IEDs

            Discover how the Department of Defense’s Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization is working to improve its counter-IED capabilities.

              Disaster Preparedness

              Examining the response to the April 2011 southwest tornado event, the United States Fire Administration benchmarks what best practices fire departments and emergency medical services should have in place when disaster strikes.


                The rates of cybercrime attacks on U.S. companies have risen since 2010, according to a study conducted by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by HP. Read the study here.


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