From: Adrian Courtenay
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: Law enforcement officer: Twitter is the new police scanner
Date: Tue May 20 12:26:41 MDT 2014
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May 20, 2014


Law enforcement officer: Twitter is the new police scanner


Three out of four law enforcement professionals are using social media for crime investigation and prevention, according to two police officers who spoke at the recent GovSec conference in Washington. Further, 87% of the time social media, when used as a probable cause for a search warrant holds up in court, and 67% of people believe information obtained via social media can help solve investigations more quickly, they said. Social media may be one of the best modern tools to improve police work.

Using social media can help indicate potential areas of concern, generate leads and enhance the witness pool during investigations. It can also add a virtual dimension to traditional public records data to verify identities, uncover associations and generate a comprehensive view of an individual for investigative purposes.  More 

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and Sen. Edward Markey (D-MA) have introduced three bills aimed at improving the safety and security of nuclear power plants, focusing on decommissioning reactors and the storage of spent nuclear fuel. The three bills introduced by the senators are the Safe and Secure Decommissioning Act of 2014, the Nuclear Plant Decommissioning Act of 2014, and the Dry Cask Storage Act of 2014.  More

John Wood

Telos Corp. CEO John B. Wood has been appointed by Gov. Terry McAuliffe as one of eleven citizen members to serve on the Virginia Cyber Security Commission. The commission, which was established by an executive order signed by Gov. McAuliffe on Feb. 26, is designed "to bring public and private sector experts together to make recommendations on how to make Virginia the national leader in cybersecurity."

Following the announcement, Wood said, "The cyber challenges facing the state and our industry are substantial, ranging from critical infrastructure protection and emergency response to education and workforce development. I am honored to serve on the governor's commission and look forward to exchanging ideas on how to spur cyber innovation in Virginia, grow the cybersecurity sector, and protect essential cyber assets throughout the Commonwealth."  More 


Bedford, NH-based Segway, a provider of electric personal transportation, has launched its SE-3 Patroller, a three-wheel device for the public safety market. Base MSRP: $11,999.

"Our goal was to bring a feature-rich, quality-made three-wheel vehicle to law enforcement and public safety customers at a competitive price," said Rod Keller, president, Segway. "Based on Segway's reputation for innovative design and quality workmanship, we anticipate the market's reception to the SE-3 Patroller to be very strong."  More    

Hauppauge, NY-based-Voxx International has announced a $3 million strategic investment in EyeLock, a market leader in iris-based identity authentication solutions. The investment follows the recently announced strategic partnership for VOXX Electronics to leverage its distribution channels in North America and Europe to deliver EyeLock's newest solution myris. The investment and distribution partnership will give consumer technology and enterprise markets broad access to directly purchase and quickly take advantage of this new tool in the home or office.  More 


Cupertino, CA-based Bromium, the designer of a new model of endpoint security using micro-virtualization, and Boulder, CO-based LogRhythm, a provider of security intelligence solutions, has announced a technology partnership and integration between Bromium Live Attack Visualization and Analysis (LAVA) and LogRhythm's award-winning Security Intelligence platform. The joint solution allows organizations to automatically isolate and defeat advanced malware and gather accurate, actionable threat intelligence in real-time.  More 

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