A Primer on Tactical Intelligence Collection


Tornadoes, flooding, and wildfires are just three examples of localized and very personal emergency events that we saw last year, and they illustrate the devastation by an event for which there is immediate

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Product Review: Uniden Home Patrol II Police Scanner


Last year, I ponied up the dough to purchase the Uniden Home Patrol II.  If you want to maintain situational awareness during an

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Five Intelligence Essentials for Community Security


There are few greater examples of leadership right now than preparing your community today for tomorrow’s emergency.  Here are five areas where veterans, patriots, and preparedness-oriented Americans

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Countering Electronic Warfare

After years of fighting “small wars” in Iraq and Afghanistan, the United States Army has found itself on the wrong side of Electronic Warfare (EW). Recently, while

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Cartel Comms: Chasing Down the Clandestine Communication Networks of Mexican Drug Cartels


Right across the border from McAllen, Texas in Reynosa, Mexico exists an integrated, modern, self-contained intelligence network run by the notorious Mexican Gulf Cartel.  Through video surveillance

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FO Podcast Episode 009 – Operation Urban Charger & John Jacob Schmidt

In this week’s podcast, we speak with John Jacob Schmidt (Radio Free Redoubt & AmRRON) about Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) collection to improve situational awareness and security.


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The ACE’s Role in Communications Monitoring

On Tuesday, we had “Sparks” (Signal Corps Blog) on the FO Podcast.  Sparks took us through the steps of monitoring local

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