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SCHOOL SECURITY: The Need to Harden Soft Targets

WINTER GARDEN, Florida – It happens each time an active shooter strikes, and mass tragedy occurs. In the ensuing days, we talk about school security and witness demands to produce strategies to make sure it never happens again. But after
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40-YRs AFTER THE KING’s DEATH, THE FBI’s “OPFOPEN” AGENTS TALK ABOUT PHIL KITZER & FRED PRO STEALING ELVIS PRESLEY’s LOCKHEED JETSTAR!

NEW YORK — Shaking off a laugh, FRED PRO got serious for a moment. “How much can we trust these guys,” he asked, referring to JIM WEDICK and JACK BRENNAN … both sitting at the table? He was talking to PHIL
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CONFESSIONS OF AN FBI AGENT/INVESTIGATOR

Becoming a Private Eye Made Me a Better Investigator. I love the FBI. I love the people at the FBI. I was an FBI Agent for 29 years before I decided to retire. I was fortunate that I was able
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SPECIAL EVENT SECURITY: PROTECTING SOFT TARGETS AGAINST TERRORISM!

ORLANDO, Florida – The terror threat facing today’s law enforcement and individuals charged with special event security is more sophisticated than in previous generations. Today’s terrorists can operate alone and/or in concert with an underground cell capable of causing immense destruction
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HAITI WAS PERFECT VENUE FOR KITZER SAYS OPFOPEN FBI UNDERCOVER AGENT

SACRAMENTO–JJ WEDICK stared across the hotel room, looking at PHIL KITZER folding some clothes.  He knew he couldn’t wait any longer.  “Phil, I can’t go with you to HAITI,” he said.  He was sure his comment would trigger an argument. 
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PETE YACHMETZ DISCUSSES SPECIAL EVENT SECURITY PLANNING

ORLANDO, FL–During my career with the FBI, I received special training in special event security planning & preparedness and worked numerous special security events including the Super Bowl, World Cup Soccer, Visits of Heads of State including the President &
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JEFF BAUER WRITES ARTICLE FOR INFOSECURITY PROFESSIONAL INSIGHTS

InfoSecurity Professional INSIGHTS InfoSecurity Professional INSIGHTS is (ISC)²’s bi-monthly e-newsletter, associated with our members-only digital publication, InfoSecurity Professional. Similar to the magazine, it will deliver timely, compelling content written with the professional development of infosecurity practitioners in mind. Digitizing the
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10 Clichés and Misconceptions About the FBI in Books, TV, and Movies

PHILADELPHIA-While producing and hosting my true crime – crime fiction podcast—FBI Retired Case File Review—over the last year, I’ve conducted more than 50 interviews with my former FBI colleagues about the high-profiled cases they worked while on the job. During almost
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A LEBANESE SWINDLER [NASSIF], a MINNESOTA CONMAN [KITZER] and a GENEVA CRIME FIGURE [CORNAZ] OUTWIT LA CITY OFFICIALS, circa 1974

SACRAMENTO-The trap was set and the gendarmes were in position.  Inside Amsterdam’s HOLLANDISHE BANKE plainclothes police posed as bank employees. Not wanting to tip their presence the police arrived early … seeded with the morning commute.  Outside, the “uniforms” were also
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13 FBI PRINCIPLES OF MENTAL TOUGHNESS

SAN FRANCISCO–I get quite a few chuckles from people who write about mental toughness when all they have to cite are statistics that come from other people’s experiences.  Rare is the person who writes about how to be mentally strong
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FORMER LEGAT TALKS ABOUT MUSLIMS BEING MONITORED DURING THE TOKYO OLYMPICS

HOUSTON–Shortly after the radical Islamic terrorist attack in Nice, France on July 14, 2016 Newt Gingrich, a prominent U.S. political commentator and former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, recommended a change in U.S. counter terrorism policy.  He said
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JAPANESE FACE TERROR THREAT AT UPCOMING 2020 TOKYO OLYMPIC GAMES

HOUSTON–The terrorist shooting attack and bombings at Istanbul airport on June 28, 2016 kept many travel security professionals around the world up all night.  Foreign security officials responsible for the health and safety of overseas spectators and participants at the
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