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  • How the CIA is 'ramping up' its training

        The nature of intelligence gathering has changed radically during the past decade and the CIA University is the organisation responsible within the intelligence agency for training officers to meet the new challenges. Dr Nick van Dam, the Chief ...
  • Fraunhofer makes CCTV camera work like human eye

    Fraunhofer makes CCTV camera work like human eye It looked as though only the human brain could fix on a single unusual event when viewing a constantly moving background of roaring sports fans. But the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technol...
  • Crime labs under the gun to beat backlogs

    Crime labs under the gun to beat backlogs The average smart American TV CSI can solve a case in 53 minutes. His real life contemporaries take weeks, months, even years, to finish a job. In parts of the USA as many as 70 per cent of all forensic science...
  • How terrorists acquire technology and training: lessons from the IRA

        How do terror groups acquire their expertise and how do they train? The Internet provides a wealth of new possibilities but there is also evidence of long-standing arrangements between various groups to share knowledge. And some of them make ver...
  • Conjectures about non-lethal weapons and the CWC*

        Is the Chemical Weapons Convention still fit for purpose or does it contain some fundamental flaws that are becoming ever more obviously and dangerously exposed? Malcolm Dando, Professor of International Security at Bradford University, imagines...
  • Britain's RAF to cut trainee pilots

    Britain'S RAF to cut trainee pilots Air Vice Marshal Mark Green, the head of Royal Air Force training, told a hundred student pilots on February 15 that they will lose their jobs without earning their wings. The British government is scrapping all its ...
  • Technology, responsibility, humanity

    by Capt. António Almeida de Moura, Portuguese Navy Captain António Almeida de Moura of the Portuguese Navy analyses the impact of technological change on our understanding of responsibility. He argues that critical thinking will be a crucial skill in...
  • Manhunt technology: from the Unabomber to Osama bin Laden

    by Andrew Rosthorn This was Christopher Guest More at the age of 24. The son of a millionaire English private detective is now wanted by Interpol and “red-listed” after the torture and murder of a cannabis grower in July 2003. ...
  • Thaeft, blackmail and coersion on a vast scale

    Police officers in the county of Lancashire in the North of England have been told to take seriously the threat to their communities from an unseen wave of web-based crime and start training to fight it. Harold Heys talks to Det. Insp. Janet Baldwin (pict...
  • US uses mobile learning in fight against human traffickers

    US uses mobile learning in fight against human traffickers eXact learning solutions, formerly Giunti Labs, are providing mobile learning materials for US Department of Defense (DoD) personnel after President Obama's call for a National Slavery and Huma...
  • Closing the gap: enhancing driver awareness through e-learning

    A local initiative by provincial Canadian police has resulted in a national programme to provide training to deal with the problem of officer - involved collisions on Canadian main roads. R.A. Sandy Sweet reports.   ...
  • Training for cloud computing security in Germany

    Training for cloud computing Data leaks and malware are the top security threats for 2011 according Norbert Kiss, Singapore-based vice president of the internet security firm Astaro. ...
  • White Hat Rally: security experts raise thousands

    Harold Heys James Bond edged gently into sunlit Venice with, as one would expect, some style. He slid his yacht into a berth close to the Cipriani Hotel on the tip of Giudecca Island, just across the Lido from St Mark’s basilica, and pondered exac...
  • Revisiting learning: security, sovereignity and the challenge of change

    Alan Bruce reflects on recent events in the Middle East and their significance for both security and learning. ...
  • Bulgarian Ministry of Interior: divide and rule

    Nikolai Radulov, a former Permanent Secretary (senior civil servant) at the Bulgarian Ministry of Interior, claims that, twenty years after the end of communism, ‘divide and rule’ is back in vogue in Bulgaria. The country is facing a crisis of conf...
  • Education and conflict: focus on Afghanistan

    After years of the grim regime of the Taliban and the continuing targeting by extremists of teachers and schools, particularly those attended by girls, building Afghanistan’s education system remains a daunting task. Success may depend crucially on t...
  • We are the children of modernity: A new theory

    What is the relationship among culture, learning, teaching, defence and security, and how can understanding it enhance our security? Leonardo de Arrizabalaga y Prado outlines a Theory of Culture, Learning, Teaching, Defence and Security. This question ha...
  • How online training for verbal skills saves lives

    Mike MacAdam The combination of training, language software and interpreting services now used at the Vancouver International Airport in British Columbia, Canada, could have saved Robert Dziekanski’s life. Dziekanski, a unilingual Polish immigrant t...
  • Germany prepares for cyber war

    by Filippa von Stackelberg The German Government is developing a major programme to protect its computer networks and supply systems. A new institution - the National Cyber Defence Centre (Nationales Cyber-Abwehrzentrum) – will be responsible for det...
  • The shipowner who trained his sailors to fight pirates with ghost ships

    by Andrew Rosthorn In a twenty-first century echo of a 1971 television series about a nineteenth century River Mersey shipping pioneer, the heavy engineering world held its breath in February as a Bremen shipowner pitted his advanced training and techn...

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