Tagged: FBI

Republican and Democratic National Conventions 2016: The Next Terrorist Targets?

First Orlando, then Dallas, now Baton Rouge, what’s next, Cleveland or Philadelphia? Attacks On The Homefront are trending as of late especially ones against local law enforcement. With the 2016 Republican National Convention (RNC) kicking off this week, the city of Cleveland is taking extra security measures outlined in the City...

FBI Releases 2014 U.S. Crime Data

Each year the Criminal Justice Information Services Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) publishes the annual arrest statistics from the year prior. Today the FBI released its Uniform Crime Reports: 2014: Crime in the United States. This vast dataset is displayed in three categories: Offenses Known to Law...

Security Preparations for Pope Francis’ Visit

Pope Francis’ visit to the US next week poses significant security challenges.  The Secret Service has committed an unprecedented amount of time and manpower to ensuring the Pope’s security during his five-day tour, even going so far as to declare his visit a National Special Security Event (NSSE).  A recent...

Boston Strong: Analyzing the Response to the Marathon Bombings Two Years Later

On April 15, 2013, brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev set off two explosives near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The explosions resulted in three fatalities and over 250 injured. Three days later, the FBI identified the Tsarnaevs as suspects and released their photos to the press. When the...

Learning From the Past: FBI Releases Final Report of the 9/11 Review Commission

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released today the final report and recommendations of the 9/11 Review Commission. The comprehensive document is a historical overview and projection for the future – as noted in the title, “The FBI: Protecting the Homeland in the 21st Century.” This was a congressionally mandated review...

Army Releases Report on 2014 Fort Hood Shooting

On April 2, 2014 U.S. Army Specialist Ivan Lopez-Lopez killed four soldiers (including himself) and wounded 12 others aboard the Army Installation in Fort Hood, Texas. This tragic event occurred less than five years after the November 5, 2009 mass shooting at Fort Hood where Army psychiatrist Major Nidal Malik Hasan killed 13 people and injured 30. The Department...