Soldiers or Police?

The Domestic Soldier (DS) is my alternative name for police officers in the United States. The basic reason I am applying this designation is that a DS is an individual who provides physical protective services to the homeland. This soldier is recruited, trained and educated in domestic warfare. We usually don’t think of our law... Read more »

Terrorists In Our Midst

A Washington Post report on Sunday, July 6, 2008, confirmed what most everyone in law enforcement and intelligence circles already knew - terrorists are and have always been here. And they’re returning. As the government cracks down on what allowed 19 terrorists into the country previously (student visas) and gave them identities (false drivers licenses),... Read more »

COPCAST EPISODE 105 - LOOKING FOR LOVE

[My buddies Rich Schumaker, Mack Pettigrew and I have one of the longest running podcasts out there dealing with police and tech issues. It's humorous and fun - give it a listen.] COPCAST EPISODE 105 - LOOKING FOR LOVE Now that we have the holidays behind us the next big challenge will be making it... Read more »

Social Media and the Federal Government: Perceived and Real Barriers and Potential Solutions

Social Media and the Federal Government: Perceived and Real Barriers and Potential Solutions SocialMediaFed Govt_BarriersPotentialSolutions.pdf December 23, 2008 Produced by the following members of the Federal Web Managers Council: Bev Godwin, GSA/USA.gov (Executive sponsor) Sheila Campbell, GSA/USA.gov (Co-chair) Rachel Flagg, Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (Co-chair) Jeffrey Levy, EPA (Co-chair, Social media sub-council) Joyce... Read more »

GovLoop Member of the Week

Living in DC during inauguration weekend can be a bit challenging, although extremely exciting as well. For an Arizonian like myself, going outside in 10 degree weather (0 degrees with the windshield) is more than challenging, it’s torture! At any rate, in thinking about whom I would interview for GovLoop, the choice was pretty easy.... Read more »

The Terrorist Planning Cycle: Indicators and Clues for Law Enforcement

Read the full article HERE at The Thin Blue Online. The recent events in Mumbai have again demonstrated the importance of the the uniformed law enforcement officer as the front line of defense against terrorism. Based on initial reports from the interrogation of the surviving terrorist (one of ten), there are several pieces of information... Read more »

Cell Phone PsyOps - How To Text Fear

Full article HERE at The Thin Blue Online As the conflict between Israel and Hamas keeps going, some new and not-so-new tactics are being used by each side - cell phone PsyOps (psychological operations). From Ynet News: The message read: “Rockets on all cities, shelters not protect, Qassam rocket, Hamas.” A source in Hamas military... Read more »