08/17/2011 - Detroit police have adopted a verified response policy for burglar alarms. Los Angeles authorities mull how to react to prank calls brought on by a celebrity tweeter. BART spokesman takes credit for cell phone blocking idea. And more.
08/01/2011 - The San Diego Police Department’s Criminal Intelligence Unit has set an example for other U.S. police departments by successfully becoming active participants in the national intelligence community, according to a report from a nonpartisan homeland security think tank at The George Washington University.
07/08/2011 - A piece of intelligence touted as a “smoking gun” turns out to be a forgery. Exiles use schemes to distribute bogus intelligence to further their own ends. This and more in The Secret History of MI6: 1909-1949 reviewer Mario Possamai, CPP says.
06/27/2011 - A piece of intelligence touted as a “smoking gun” turns out to be a forgery. Improper pressure is exerted on an intelligence analyst to reach the “right” conclusion. Exiles use sophisticated schemes to distribute bogus intelligence to further their own ends. This and more in The Secret History of MI6: 1909-1949 reviewer Mario Possamai, CPP says.
02/28/2011 - Director of National Intelligence James Clapper recently told a Washington think tank that the WikiLeaks episode raises a “big yellow flag” for fledgling post-9-11 government information-sharing efforts. Watch the rest of his remarks online.
12/08/2010 - Data mining, critical in the fight against terror, needs both an image makeover and a government-wide policy to ensure transparency and protection of civil liberties, according to a panel of experts from across the ideological spectrum.
08/31/2010 - After accused terrorist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab attempted to bring down an airplane on Christmas Day, the Obama administration conducted investigations into what led to the problem and how to improve intelligence analysis and risk assessment (here and here). In addition, a Senate committee examined flaws with the no-fly list that let Abdulmutallab board the flight. (all .pdfs)
05/28/2010 - An amendment to the Intelligence Authorization Act for 2010 (H.R. 2701) will establish a process for ensuring that there is no conflict of interest present when employees within the intelligence community take second jobs. The amendment will also prohibit employees within the intelligence community from owning companies that sell expertise related to the employee’s government service.