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Arctic Security in an Age of Climate Change

- This book contemplates defense and security from the perspective of the affected states (Canada, Russia, Denmark, Greenland, Norway, United States, Iceland, Sweden, and Finland) based on the foreseeable transition from an ice-bound region to an ice-free one.


- Researchers examine how emotional cues in speeches can trigger violence, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police forms a comprehensive center for officer wellness issues.


- The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has ruled that a company violated federal law when it fired an employee for writing offensive and threatening remarks on newsletters in a staff break room.

Researcher: Empowering Civil Society is Right Approach to Disaster Recovery

- Local organizations, like churches, charities, and businesses, should lead recovery efforts rather than government after natural disasters, a researcher argues.

Security Metrics

- See an example of how a security department can come up with reliable and consistent metrics for security. The first step was to develop categories into which incidents could be recorded.

Device Could Allow Cell Phones to Detect Bioagents

- In 2004, researcher Nosang Myung started building a miniature device that could detect airborne toxins. Eight years later, the newest prototype is about a month from completion.

Researchers Offer New Solution to Active Shooter Mitigation

- Colleges and universities seeking to reduce casualties on campus during an active shooter incident should invest in networked technologies that would limit the gunman’s access to easy targets.

Safecast Uses Kickstarter to Fund Citizens' Geiger Counter

- A campaign to increase public radiation data raises more than $100,000 in two weeks.

Morning Security Brief: NRF 2011 Survey, Electronic Monitoring, TSA Shakedown, and More

- The NRF says that the rise in retail crime numbers is a result of enforcement efforts and criminals becoming more desperate. Charlotte expands its electronic monitoring program. TSA fires five and suspends 38 for failing to screen passengers properly. And more.

Report: Biometric Data Being Collected with 'Little to No Standards, Oversight, or Transparency'

- The extensive collection and sharing of biometric information among government agencies is detrimental to both immigrant communities and U.S. citizens because of possible errors and a breakdown of privacy, says a joint white paper released by the Immigration Policy Center and Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Truman Project Releases National Security Manual

- A D.C.-based leadership institute released its biennial national security manual to provide policy-makers and national security practitioners with a tool to quickly understand hot topics in national security.

Force Science Institute Examines Traffic Stop Safety

- A law enforcement research center is looking for ways to protect police officers during traffic stops and help officers cope with memory loss that occurs during traumatic events.

Geomagnetic Storms

- The North American electrical power system could potentially collapse due to a giant geomagnetic storm. Congress has held hearings but critics say that not enough is being done. Read the testimony and judge for yourself.

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