Law Enforcement


Featured Article: The Challenges in JIATF operations in a Predatory State



Featured Article: The Challenges in JIATF operations in a Predatory State
Featured article: The Challenges in Joint Interagency Task Force operations in a Predatory State by Mark D. Natale The theory of a joint interagency task force (JIATF) operating in a predatory state or disparaging regime is perhaps the largest practical and contemporary challenge that military and interagency officers face in… Read More

ICE, law enforcement address intellectual property crime



ICE, law enforcement address intellectual property crime
Officials from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) recently joined law enforcement and security professionals at the 11th annual International Law Enforcement Intellectual Property Crime Conference. The two-day conference took place at the end of August. The conference aims to combat transnational organized intellectual property crime and develop joint… Read More

Featured Article: Disrupting the Foreign Fighter Flow…



Featured Article: Disrupting the Foreign Fighter Flow…
Featured article: Disrupting the Foreign Fighter Flow: Interdiction and Prosecution by Jan Schwarzenberg U.S. persons travelling to other lands to become foreign fighters are a threat to domestic security in the U.S. Numerous reports over the past decade note the presence of foreign fighters arriving in conflict areas such as… Read More

Law enforcement, intelligence community vital for domestic security



Law enforcement, intelligence community vital for domestic security
A recent paper published by Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs examines the balance between a U.S. citizen’s unalienable right to privacy and security of the nation. “By Any Means Necessary: Privacy Implications of Intelligence Support to Domestic Security” looks at what happens when the government’s… Read More

Agencies partner on Super Bowl 51 security



Agencies partner on Super Bowl 51 security
Multiple local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies came together Sunday for Super Bowl 51. The Department of Defense (DoD) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) also partnered with law enforcement to secure the big event. The FBI’s primary role in security planning was to provide intelligence about possible… Read More

Agencies investigate Russia, Trump associates



Agencies investigate Russia, Trump associates
For months, U.S. law enforcement and intelligence agencies have been collaborating in an investigation into Russian attempts to influence the recent presidential election. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), National Security Agency (NSA), Department of Justice, the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network and representatives of… Read More

Defense tech to combat human trafficking



Defense tech to combat human trafficking
The mission of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is to make pivotal investments in breakthrough technologies for national security. This includes technologies to combat trafficking in persons. DoD News recently interviewed Wade Shen, a program manager in DARPA’s Information Innovation Office, about DARPA’s efforts in countering human trafficking.… Read More

Balancing Priorities: Immigration, National Security, and Public Safety



Balancing Priorities: Immigration, National Security, and Public Safety
Earlier this month The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the Bipartisan Policy Center published a report on immigration and its relationship to the safety and security of the nation. “Balancing Priorities: Immigration, National Security, and Public Safety” examines the U.S. government’s ability to balance the country’s immigration, national security,… Read More

GAO reports on human trafficking



GAO reports on human trafficking
In June, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a report assessing federal agencies’ efforts to combat human trafficking. The report, GAO-16-555, focuses on the prevalence of human trafficking, victim issues, and avoiding grant duplication. Many U.S. federal agencies lead efforts to address human trafficking. The Departments of Justice and Homeland… Read More