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  1. In Homeland Security

    Hungarian Woman’s Plight Exposes Hidden Aspects of the Immigration Debate

    Hungarian Woman’s Plight Exposes Hidden Aspects of the Immigration Debate Jun 20, 2018

    Reflecting upon my friend’s story (and stories similar to hers) I am reminded of how complex issues such as immigration reform can easily be reduced to sound bites calling for blunt enforcement of border security law as it is written.

  2. What You Need to Know About US Immigrant Family Separation Policies and Practices Jun 18, 2018

    In early May, the Trump administration decided to refer all persons caught crossing the U.S. border illegally for federal prosecution. This policy has resulted in the largest separation of parents from their children at the border in history.

  3. GOP Report: Obama Allegedly Gave Iran Access to US Financial System Jun 13, 2018

    The report alleges that the Obama administration secretly gave Tehran access to the U.S. financial system. As a result, Iran was allowed to convert billions in assets into euros as part of the Iran nuclear deal.

  1. In Military

    Entrepreneurship Series: Inside Pop Smoke Media’s Dark Humor with CEO Dan Sharp

    Entrepreneurship Series: Inside Pop Smoke Media’s Dark Humor with CEO Dan Sharp Jun 19, 2018

    There is a dark comedy that pervades front-line combat troops. It is a humor that very few American civilians understand and that many of them – apart from perhaps first responders and ER doctors – would find offensive.

  2. Entrepreneurship Series: George Fox Creates Custom Watches for the Military and Other Organizations Jun 14, 2018

    I can tell you precisely when it happened – the day that I fell in love with high-quality, precision watches. In the summer of 1997, I was serving my first tour as an infantryman...

  3. Guide, Service and Therapy Dogs Proving Useful in Veteran Rehabilitation Jun 11, 2018

    It has long been recognized that canines and humans share a special bond. No one really knows when or how this bond developed. But it is thought that wolves, attracted by cooking fires, wandered into human presence and were adopted by people over time.

  1. In Cyber Defense

    Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Attempted Domain Name Hijacking at Gunpoint

    Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Attempted Domain Name Hijacking at Gunpoint Jun 19, 2018

    A man was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison after breaking into another man's home and demanding that he change domain ownership of a GoDaddy account.

  2. Cybersecurity Conference Season Starts Soon in Las Vegas Jun 15, 2018

    The cybersecurity conference season is just a few weeks away. Soon, cyber professionals will head for Las Vegas—the nation’s epicenter for these technology events—to improve their skills and experience the latest in state-of-the-art cyber defenses.

  3. Trump-Kim Summit Gift Bags Containing Fans with USB Drives Raise Cyber Eyebrows Jun 13, 2018

    Journalists attending the recent Trump/Kim summit were given fans with USB drives, which cybersecurity experts warned may contain malware.

  1. EDM Digest

    EDM Friday Briefing: Ill Children at a Camp in Lake Placid, Florida Taken to Area Hospitals

    EDM Friday Briefing: Ill Children at a Camp in Lake Placid, Florida Taken to Area Hospitals Jun 22, 2018

    Emergency and disaster management briefing for June 22, 2018: More than 30 children and several adults fell ill at a 4-H camp in Lake Placid, Florida; a former sales rep for Purdue Pharma alleges the company continued its misleading sales tactics for opioids after 2007 ruling; disaster declarations are issued for six counties in Texas that were inundated by floodwaters – and other news.

  2. Connecticut Tornado Underscores the Importance of Community Resilience Jun 22, 2018

    Small scale incidents highlight the need for community resilience support systems.

  3. Fire Stations Should Match the Needs of the Community Jun 20, 2018

    While it may seem that all we need to do is map out the station location and measure the percentage of the city that the station 4 and 8 minute zones would cover, there are many more issues that are intertwined with the number and location of stations. Some of the issues that are intertwined are budget, staffing, apparatus, and hazard analysis.

  1. In Public Safety

    Addressing the Challenges Posed by an Aging Prison Population

    Addressing the Challenges Posed by an Aging Prison Population Jun 22, 2018

    Continuing to care for the nation's aging prison population is costly and requires increased healthcare, resources and officer training. Learn why legislation that releases elderly inmates who pose little threat to society is a better solution.

  2. Big Brother vs. Little Brother: Mapping Where Our Personal Information Goes Jun 20, 2018

    Citizens have long been warned of Big Brother, but are concerns over privacy and surveillance better directed at Little Brother? Learn more about the non-governmental entities that are behind the Little Brother effect and how to protect your personal information.

  3. Identifying Domestic Terrorist Threats Inside Prisons Jun 19, 2018

    Prisons house all kinds of criminals who are often able to network and share dangerous ideologies with other inmates. Correctional staff need to know how to identify members of terrorist groups and how to intervene in their activities.

  1. Online Learning & Career Tips

    Four Tips for Generating Questions from Your Interviewer

    Four Tips for Generating Questions from Your Interviewer Jun 21, 2018

    Here are four ways you can demonstrate your genuine interest in a position to an interviewer and gain some useful knowledge.

  2. We Should Check Our Biases and Assumptions before Making Decisions Jun 20, 2018

    There is still a faction of individuals who hear "quotas" when someone says "diversity.” They also assume that "efforts to increase" equates to "mandatory hiring" and that the individuals hired will be unqualified. Why is that?

  3. Gamification Grows as Teaching Tool for Online and Traditional Education Jun 19, 2018

    Gamification uses game design techniques to engage learners with content either in the traditional classroom or integrated into an online learning experience. More and more educational institutions and corporate training programs are realizing the benefits of gamification.


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*Number one provider of education to the U.S. military according to 2016 DoD data as reported by Military Times, 2017.