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 »

Technology in Law Enforcement. What about Web 2.0?

Technology in Law Enforcement? I was having a conversation the other day with a newly appointed Chief of Police, Ray Douglas, from a small town close to Memphis. This newly sworn-in Chief was going through the process of determining what capabilities his staff had and what they lacked. During my conversation with Ray, I asked… Read more »

Cops 2.0

I want to tell you about a really cool site that is being built and looks like it is going to be a great tool! Go to: You will find resources that are helpful to departments that want to go to the next level. The fact is that modern law enforcement will utilize these… Read more »

One Hundred Words of IT advice For Obama

Steve Ressler and I are among 14 people who contributed 100-word (more or less) essays on the first thing the Obama team should do January 21st with respect to federal IT. As editor, I figured we would let them enjoy inauguration day on Tuesday and really get to work Wednesday. The mini essays are all… Read more »