From: Adrian Courtenay
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: Fewer Americans getting security clearances, says report
Date: Mon May 19 12:26:53 MDT 2014
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May 19, 2014


Fewer Americans getting security clearances, says report


According to a report released by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), the number of new security clearances provided by the federal government -- both initial clearances and renewals -- has decreased by nine percent since 2011.

ODNI's report, 2013 Report on Security Clearance Determinations, states the number of approved clearances dropped for the second consecutive year in fiscal 2013, to just more than 777,000. According to the report, although the total number of individuals eligible for a security clearance increased by 232,628, the number of individuals with the actual access to classified information declined by 27,064.  More 

Understanding the complexities of immigration law and its intersection with criminal law is not easy. Over the past month, a flood of reports about enforcement policies and deportation data have compounded the confusion. Some of these reports were clearly designed to derail genuine and productive conversations around immigration policy reform. Case in point, this week the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) issued a paper that claims over 36,000 "criminal aliens" were released from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody.  More

Many of the nation's public safety and public health organizations have submitted comments in support of a proposed Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rule to help emergency responders more quickly and accurately find 911 callers using wireless phones from indoor locations. More than 300 individuals and organizations filed during the initial comment period with the overwhelming majority supporting the FCC proposal, according to the Find Me 911 Coalition.

Among those supporting the rule were many of the largest and most respected organizations representing 911 professionals, police officers, firefighters, EMS workers, public safety professionals, older Americans, heart attack and Alzheimer's patients, and the deaf and hard of hearing.  More 


Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) has selected Blackboard to enhance district-wide advanced mass notification capabilities. Blackboard works with some of the largest school districts in the country including the Los Angeles Unified School District and Chicago Public Schools.

Following an evaluation process of notification providers, officials cited their selection of Blackboard's student and parent engagement solution due to the company's wide range of innovative products and longstanding experience with providing solutions and services specifically designed for K-12 schools, says Blackboard.  More    

Longmont, CO-based Intrado, a provider of 9-1-1 technology solutions and a subsidiary of West Corporation, has announced the first production delivery of emergency text messages from a major wireless carrier through an interconnected network of service providers.

Interoperability between leading text service providers enables the seamless delivery of emergency texts, regardless of the text solution chosen by either the wireless carrier or public safety agency.  More 


London-based Advanced Laser Imaging, a specialist in the use of laser scanning and photogrammetry techniques, is aiming to revolutionize police investigation and criminal justice procedures with its virtual 3D immersive environments and analysis techniques.

Highly accurate 3D digital recordings of crime scenes can be captured quickly, reducing the amount of time and the number of personnel required at the scene and hence, the risk of contamination. The accurate "enhanced capture" of the scene's details can also reduce the risk of lost evidence, and the recording can be made available for the ongoing use of the whole investigation team, removing the need for repeated visits to the physical location.  More 

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