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Security and Vehicle Maintenance

Security and Vehicle Maintenance

Many security incidents take place in or around vehicles. This includes targeted killings, kidnappings, abductions, and of course carjackings. In fact, so many incidents take place involving vehicles that some security specialists are fond of saying that, “travel...

Training for Times of Unrest

Training for Times of Unrest

Things changed in the United States in mid 2020. Violent protests, demonstrations, and civil unrest were widespread across the Country as calls for social justice were made. Police, police stations, and civilians were attacked. Government buildings and private...

Active Shooter Response

Active Shooter Response

We first published an article on responding to active shooters in January 2021. We noted at that time that violent crime would likely increase in the United States into 2022 and beyond. Sadly, this has been the case. Given the number of active shooter incidents...

Pre-Crisis Relationships

Pre-Crisis Relationships

We apologize for missing our normal posting schedule this past week. This may be necessary again in the near term. The crisis in Ukraine has obviously severely impacted millions of people. We are involved in collecting information and advising a number of teams and...

Expanding Situational Awareness

Expanding Situational Awareness

There’s an old English adage that states, “He can’t see the forest for the trees.” This means that a person is so preoccupied with things that take place in his or her immediate surroundings that he or she loses sight of the larger context. Anyone who’s had any degree...

Base-Monitored Movements

Base-Monitored Movements

Imagine how helpless you would feel if someone you love, or someone for whom you are responsible in some way, went missing and you had no idea where to start looking. I’ve been involved in situations like this numerous times. I’ve been on the Global Security Advisor...

SMGs: Where do You Fit?

SMGs: Where do You Fit?

Have you ever considered starting or joining a Subject Matter Group (SMG)? If this concept is new to you, read on. The values of rugged individualism and self-reliance have long been cherished by many. And yet, even the most self-reliant among us understand the need...

A Love of Learning

A Love of Learning

Last week we posted an article featuring the results of tests we ran on an off-grid communications option. We noted that the acronym PACE stands for a four-tier communication plan that includes Primary, Alternative, Contingency, and Emergency levels. These levels of...

The Wisdom of Redundancy

The Wisdom of Redundancy

The recent cyberattack on the 5,500 mile long Colonial pipeline has had significant consequences. Panic buying has resulted in fuel shortages in many locations. For example, it was reported May 14, 2021 that over 80% of gas stations in Washington D.C. were without...

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