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Civic Coding and You – Apply for the Code for America Fellowship

July 29, 2013 by

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Dave and I have sat in a room – this was recently – watching a college-educated woman at a desk with two computers, and two keyboards. She was typing information from one into the other because the two systems didn’t talk to one another. The data she was moving had to do with dangerous fugitives. […]

Banning Feds From DefCon Is Self Defeating. Here’s Why.

July 11, 2013 by

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If you’re not familiar with DefCon, the hacker confab that has been meeting in Vegas for more than 20 years, you’re not paying attention to hacking. DefCon (and the accompanying conferences like BlackHat and BSides) makes Vegas the nerdiest place in the universe during July. You don’t want to use an ATM, connect to a […]

Strikeback! Commission on IP Theft Report Gets All Ronin On China

May 23, 2013 by

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A bipartisan group that studies the effects and impacts of IP theft in the US, The Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property, has released a report outlining their findings on the scope of the issue and making policy recommendations to combat it. The most interesting proposal among several: strikeback to re-capture stolen IP […]

Boston Bombing Investigation: Intel Failure? No. Bad Expectation-Setting? Oh, yeah.

April 24, 2013 by

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This is a long post. As either Blaise Pascal, Mark Twain, Voltaire or my Uncle Sid said, I didn’t have time to make a shorter post. It ran today in CSO Magazine and will run in other outlets this week (though this version here has some footnotes). In a hurry? Here’s a summary: My conclusion is […]

Creating A Law Enforcement Farm Team: A Rozzer Back-Bench

November 5, 2012 by

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In law enforcement, there are two factions: sworn or non-sworn, and for many things (with the notable exception of crime and intelligence analysis) never the twain shall meet. This is as much about cops as it is about human nature, and I’m not trying to change it. But I’ve noticed that, in things like arrest […]

CBKB Nominated for Innovating Justice Award

September 24, 2012 by

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This morning I saw that the folks over at the Cost-Benefit Knowledge Bank for Criminal Justice (CBKB) have been nominated for an Innovating Justice Award. Before I talk about the IJA, let me just mention that the work done by the CBKB is absolutely essential to law enforcement agencies across the United States (they’ve also […]

SMILE Conference Day 1: Presentation

May 9, 2011 by

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The Social Media and Internet in Law Enforcement conference here at the Chicago Police Department today is in full swing, and Dave and I are really happy to play a part in it. We arrived this morning to hear Anne Schwartz, the Communications Director of the Milwaukee, WI Police, talking about the long lamented death of […]