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Author: Glenn A. Fine
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: incident, tracking, system, suspicious, threat, bureau, investigation’s, terrorist, federal
Number of Pages: 70
Published: 2010-11
ISBN-10: 1437918670
ISBN-13: 9781437918670

Shortly after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the FBI began using the Terrorist Activity Reporting System (TARS) to track and monitor terrorist threats and suspicious incidents. It supports the identification, collection, management, evaluation, analysis, and dissemination of all terrorist threats and suspicious incidents up to the secret classification level. In 2002, the FBI deployed a terrorist threat tracking application, called Guardian. Counter-terrorism threats and suspicious incidents are captured, stored, and assigned in Guardian. E-Guardian is designed to facilitate the sharing of threat
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Author: Richard L. Skinner
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: passengers, aboard, northwest, flight, suspicious, handling, department, homeland, securitys, review
Number of Pages: 51
Published: 2009-08
ISBN-10: 1437915280
ISBN-13: 9781437915280

Presents the results of a review of DHSżs handling of suspicious passengers and activities aboard Northwest Airlines Flight 327 from Detroit to L.A. on June 29, 2004. On this flight, 13 Middle Eastern men behaved in a suspicious manner that aroused the attention and concern of the flight attendants, passengers, air marshals, and pilots. The objectives of this review were to: (1) determine the specific circumstances relating to Flight 327, including DHSżs handling of the suspicious passengers before boarding, during flight, and after the plane landed; and (2) identify any lessons learned as a
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Author: Katherine A. Siggerud
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: needs, further, refinement, mail, suspicious, service, guidance, postal
Number of Pages: 68
Published: 2005-11-01
ISBN-10: 142230289X
ISBN-13: 9781422302897

In Oct. 2003, an envelope marked Caution: Ricin PoisonÓ was discovered at a postal facility. Ricin is a poison that, in certain forms, can cause death. The USPS has told its employees to be on the alert for suspicious mailÓ that may pose a threat & has developed guidance for them on how to identify & respond to such mail, in order to protect them. This report describes: (1) actions taken by various agencies, in responding to the incident, to protect the health of postal employees & the public; (2) USPS guidance related to suspicious mail in place in Oct. 2003 & the extent to which it was fol
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Author: John Hollywood
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: planning, pre, terrorist, surveillance, activities, potential, identifying, testing, method, using, calls, developing
Number of Pages: 122
Published: 2010-11
ISBN-10: 1437929796
ISBN-13: 9781437929799

This project developed and tested an analytic method for extracting useful info. from suspicious behavior reports that were voluntarily given by concerned citizens using 911. The objectives were to: (1) Apply data mining approaches to a commonly available data source in order to produce operationally relevant findings; (2) Develop and document an analytic process that identifies, analyzes, prioritizes, and visualizes suspicious activity data that law enforcement agencies or fusion centers can incorporate into their standard operating procedures; (3) Identify successful processes that allow sta
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Author: Mark A. Randol
Publisher: DIANE Publishing Inc.
Keywords: initiative, background, issues, congress, report, activity, information, sharing, nationwide, suspicious, terrorism
Number of Pages: 26
Published: 2010-11
ISBN-10: 1437925537
ISBN-13: 9781437925531

The 9/11 Commission cited breakdowns in info. sharing and the failure to fuse pertinent intelligence as key factors in the failure to prevent the 9/11 attacks. Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) contain info. about criminal activity that may also reveal terrorist pre-operational planning. The Nationwide SAR Initiative (NSI) is an effort to have most law enforcement org. participate in a standardized, integrated approach to gathering, documenting, processing, and analyzing terrorism-related SARs. This report describes the NSI, the rationale for the sharing of terrorism-related SARs, and how the
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Author: Jack E. Edwards
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: develop, further, document, form, process, revision, needs, fincen, suspicious, secrecy, activity, report, increasing, bank
Number of Pages: 53
Published: 2009-06-01
ISBN-10: 1437914845
ISBN-13: 9781437914849

To assist law enforcement agencies in their efforts to combat money laundering, terrorist financing, and other financial crimes, the Bank Secrecy Act requires financial institutions to file suspicious activity reports (SAR) to inform the fed. govżt. of transactions related to possible violations of law. Depository institutions have been concerned about the resources required to file SARs and the extent to which SARs are used. This report examines: (1) factors affecting the number of SARs filed; (2) actions agencies have taken to improve the usefulness of SARs; (3) fed. agencies' use of SARs;
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Author: Mark A. Randol
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: initiative, background, issues, congress, report, activity, information, sharing, nationwide, suspicious, terrorism
Number of Pages: 26
Published: 2011-01
ISBN-10: 1437925278
ISBN-13: 9781437925272

This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. The 9/11 Commission cited breakdowns in info. sharing and the failure to fuse pertinent intelligence as key factors in the failure to prevent the 9/11 attacks. Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) contain info. about criminal activity that may also reveal terrorist pre-operational planning. The Nationwide SAR Initiative (NSI) is an effort to have fed., state, local, and tribal law enforcement org. participate in a standardized, integrated approach to gathering, documenting, processing, and analyzing terrorism-related SARs. This rep
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