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Explosives Detection Standards

- An agency has developed training aides for explosives-sniffing dogs.

Homeland Security: An Introduction to Principles and Practice, Second Edition

- The work is a well-organized, thought-provoking manual that is far superior to most references on the topic. Each chapter presents a distinct aspect of homeland security written in an easy-to-understand format.

Corporate Reputation Protection

- The Reputation Institute, which focuses on helping organizations build and secure their reputations, annually compiles a list of the top 100 most reputable companies in the world based on a range of criteria. Check out the 2013 Global RepTrak Study to see which businesses made the cut.

Homeland Security Spending

- A Government Accountability Office report details a variety of Department of Homeland Security programs that fight transnational crime by bolstering the security capacity of partner nations. DHS spent $451 million on these programs in 2012, but the GAO says the department must establish clearer priorities and better ways to track whether program spending was directed in ways that were optimal for furthering those priorities.

History in Blue: 160 Years of Women Police, Sheriffs, Detectives, and State Troopers

- History in Blue is an entertaining yet factual historical account of women in law enforcement throughout the years. llan Duffin does an impressive job of highlighting the advancement of women in law enforcement from the 1800s to the present and even offers some insight into the future.  

Civil Liberties

- Civil liberties groups joined together to produce this report on the repression and criminalization of protest activities. The report explores how some law enforcement agencies are using aggressive tactics in dealing with peaceful protesters.  

Nuclear Facilities

- This study from a nuclear nonproliferation group revealed the differences in security standards among the nation’s nuclear facilities. The study found that government-owned facilities has stricter security procedures than those in the private sector.  

Emergency Preparedness

- In testimony before a Senate committee, RAND researcher Arthur Kellermann explained that preparedness programs are the key to quick, organized response to catastrophic events.

General Aviation Security: Aircraft, Hangars, Fixed-Base Operations, Flight Schools, and Airports

- In his book General Aviation Security, the author offers practical information for novice practitioners. Written as an academic textbook, it presents the range of information that aviation security professionals need to know, and each chapter also provides a comprehensive bibliography.

Security Perspectives Surveyed

- Governments around the world stress the importance of private-sector engagement in national security. However, a recent survey shows that private companies conceptualize their own responsibility differently depending on where they are located.

Biometrics

- The Center for Global Development released a study in January looking at 160 cases where biometrics have been used in developing countries. Learn more about how biometrics have been used as an identifier in voting systems, national ID databases, and more.

Intelligence

- A new approach to problem solving from the bottom up, and researchers voluntarily lift a moratorium on bird flu studies.

Biometrics in Developing Regions

- First-world countries have long used biometrics for security and forensics, but developing countries are using biometrics to create IDs that can be used to facilitate services like voting or the distribution of financial aid.
 




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