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Federal Security Perspective: Interview with John Perren

- Security Management interviews Assistant Director John Perron of the FBI’s Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate.  

A Department Under Fire

- The Department of Homeland Security has been criticized for poor management, but a new focus could get the agency back on track.

Black Swans and the Challenge of Mitigating the Unknown

- School shootings are uncommon and unpredictable. As such, they might be classified as “Black Swans”, events which are random yet produce extreme impacts. It is perhaps more productive to focus on what is known about such attacks and direct mitigation measures accordingly. ONLINE EXCLUSIVE

Federal Cybersecurity Perspective: Interview with Laura Mather, Ph.D.

- An interview with Dr. Laura Mather, cofounder and chief visionary of Silver Tail Systems.  

Agency of Last Resort

- Communities will turn to the local fire department in the aftermath of a disaster, says a recent report, and fire officials must be prepared.

Federal Perspective: Interview with Steve Lord

- An interview with Steve Lord, director of homeland security and justice issues at the Government Accountability Office.  

Better Breach Tracking Needed

- A new study on security breaches at U.S. airports reveals inconsistent reporting and a lack of clear guidelines.

Fusing Intelligence Resources

- Learn how a one-of-a-kind public-private partnership is helping to protect Las Vegas.

Transportation Security Perspective: Interview with former TSA administrator Kip Hawley

- "I think they should do PreCheck for everybody...There’s nothing about a frequent flier that makes them more or less likely to be a terrorist."  

Creating Public Support for SARs

- A survey indicates several hurdles to public reporting of suspicious activity, including a basic understanding of what to report.

Social Media and Criminal Organizations

- In the social media world, individuals are encouraged to readily serve up personal data about where they are, who they are with, and when. But cartel members who use Facebook or similar social sites, for target selection can easily exploit this information to establish behavior patterns. (ONLINE EXCLUSIVE)

Random Acts of Protection

- Flexible, fast, and mobile, with multiple skills, VIPR teams hope that their random deployments are helping to keep terrorists from successfully attacking transit targets in the United States.

Emergency Management Perspective Interview with Trina Sheets

- Trina Sheets, executive director of the National Emergency Management Association, is interviewed.    

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