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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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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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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DARPA Successfully Tests ‘Magic’ Course-Correcting Bullet (VIDEO)

Great news for American snipers came in February of this year when the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) successfully tested a course-correcting rifle round.  The Defense Department

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Runaround: DHS to Purchase Access to License Plate Databases

According to a Federal Business Opportunities report

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Snoop Snitch: Counter-Surveillance App for Cell Phones

In July 2014, U.S. users of CryptoPhone 500 noticed something odd: a smattering of fake cell towers, known as “interceptors”

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C.A.T.I. Armor Review

(This review first appeared in the Fall 2014 issue of Forward Observer Magazine.)

When I think of body armor, I think of bullet stoppers (hopefully). I still remember being a young soldier receiving

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NSA Revelations All in One Chart

This is a plot of the NSA programs revealed in the past year according to whether they are bulk or targeted, and whether the targets of surveillance are foreign or domestic. Most of the programs fall

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