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Category Archives: Retired FBI Agent

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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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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FORMER LEGAT TALKS ABOUT ORLANDO INCIDENT / 2020 TOKYO OLYMPIC GAMES

HOUSTON–The recent terror attack in Orlando, Florida is still being investigated and final conclusions regarding the motivations of the shooter, his likely associations with radical Islamic terrorist groups will not be fully known by the public for days or weeks.
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AUTHOR / SPEAKER LARAE QUY SPEAKS ON MENTALLY TOUGH PEOPLE HANDLING STRESS

San Francisco, CA–As the spokesperson for the FBI in Northern California, I experienced more stress in those four years than at any other time in my life.  The constant demand from the media for information that was timely, on-message, and
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FORMER LEGAT TALKS ABOUT PRODUCT ENDORSEMENTS IN THE UPCOMING OLYMPIC GAMES

HOUSTON–The world of Japanese sport suffered a serious blow to its chances in the badminton competition at the upcoming Rio de Janeiro Olympics.  A top Japanese badminton player was suspended because he had participated in illegal gambling. The player, KENTO
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