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Generals Mattis and Kelly confirmed as U.S. Secretaries of Defense and Homeland Security, respectively.

Generals Mattis and Kelly confirmed as U.S. Secretaries of Defense and Homeland Security, respectively.

The Senate confirmed President Donald Trump’s first Cabinet members Friday, formally approving his defense secretary and secretary of homeland security. The final vote to confirm retired Marine Gen. James Mattis…

U.S. President Trump on foreign policy: defeat of ISIS is “highest priority.”

U.S. President Trump on foreign policy: defeat of ISIS is “highest priority.”

Just moments after President Donald Trump was sworn into office, the official White House website was updated with the 45th president’s position on foreign policy, which proclaims the defeat of…

Law Enforcement and Social Media

Law Enforcement and Social Media

Whether your agency is still exploring how to do social media, or perhaps it already has some social media pages (but could be doing better), social media is quickly becoming…

U.S. intelligence apparatus is over-stretched, says Lt. Gen (Rtd) Michael T. Flynn.

U.S. intelligence apparatus is over-stretched, says Lt. Gen (Rtd) Michael T. Flynn.

Lt. Gen (Rtd) Michael T. Flynn, former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency -DIA-  expressed an admiration of his country’s intelligence apparatus, while lamenting how it was being employed, saying:…

Factors that go into police staffing decisions.

Factors that go into police staffing decisions.

How Many Police Officers Does a City Need?   There are many factors that go into staffing decisions — some of which fail to take agencies’ actual workloads into account.…

U.S. President Elect Donald Trump: challenges in foreign policy and national security.

U.S. President Elect Donald Trump: challenges in foreign policy and national security.

President Elect Donald Trump will face an unprecedentedly complex world and a wide range of challenges in foreign policy and national security. Here is a quick summary Ryan Vogel (…

The rise of digital organized crime and the cybercops.

The rise of digital organized crime and the cybercops.

While ransomware is a rising threat, it’s child’s play compared to what’s coming. We will see the rise of digital organized crime and the need for as many digital cops as…

U.S. Elections: guide to what the contenders really stand for on defense and foreign policy

U.S. Elections: guide to what the contenders really stand for on defense and foreign policy

The Center for Public Integrity has prepared a voter-friendly guide to what the contenders really stand for on defense and foreign policy and how they will likely act if they…

In Mosul, President Obama’s military doctrine facing greatest test yet.

In Mosul, President Obama’s military doctrine facing greatest test yet.

WASHINGTON — As Iraqi forces launch their long-awaited campaign to retake the city of Mosul from the Islamic State, President Obama’s doctrine of aiding other countries militarily rather than leading every…

Futuristic crime scene technology is here now.

Futuristic crime scene technology is here now.

When a homemade pressure-cooker bomb exploded in a dumpster in the Chelsea section of Manhattan in mid-September, police officers, FBI agents, and bomb techs isolated the crime scene, interviewed witnesses,…

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