How to Use the U.S. Energy Mapping System

As concerned citizens, one of the areas of security we should be monitoring is the health of critical infrastructure.  The fact of the matter is that segments of our infrastructure are getting pretty

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Ultimate ACE Startup Guide

In several classes now, I’ve been asked what I would have in my ultimate ACE.  What a loaded question.  I’m going to use this post to describe what I currently have in my ACE.  I’ll

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What You Need to Know About Military Assistance to Civil Disturbances

In light of an election season, economic conditions, and domestic stability particularly vulnerable to disruption, we should examine a distinct possibility.  As described in Title 18, USC Section 1385

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OPSEC Webinar (March 2015)

Operations Security, often referred to as OPSEC, is an important part of developing strong security.  This webinar was presented live in March 2015.

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Introduction to Counterintelligence

Today we live in perilous times.  If you are foolish enough to take any mainstream media at face value one hundred percent, you are at an extreme disadvantage when it comes to the truth. Journalism

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Community Security Toolkit: SPACE Analysis

During my last tour in Afghanistan, Palantir was quickly becoming the sweetheart analysis software suite of the Army and Marine Corps.  Before I deployed, I sat through a class offered by the company

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Essential Elements of Community Security

A report produced last month for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) examines the rampant criminality across Latin America and determines some best practices for implementing community

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Community Security: How Will You Provide Stability?

In any community, there are stabilizing factors and destabilizing factors — it doesn’t matter if the it’s the Global Community or the Shady Acres subdivision.  And these destabilizing

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Apocalypse Advertising: A PSYOP Primer

Like many aspects of practical, post-grid down security and preparedness, psychological operations (PSYOP) is a subject of tactical and strategic importance that all too often are given ample lip service

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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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