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FBI Releases 2000-2013 Active Shooter Study

def: Active Shooter: “an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and
populated area.”
Active shooter is a term used by law enforcement to describe a situation in which a shooting
is in progress and an aspect of the crime may affect the protocols used in responding
to and reacting at the scene of the incident. Unlike a defined crime, such as a murder or
mass killing, the active aspect inherently implies that both law enforcement personnel and
citizens have the potential to affect the outcome of the event based upon their responses.
Just released “A Study of Active Shooter Incidents in the United States Between 2000 and 2013”

U.S. Will Launch New ‘National Alert System’ For Terrorist Threats

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson sits down for a candid conversation with Defense One about the spread of threats from the battlefield to the homefront, and how DHS is working together with the Pentagon, intelligence community and other law enforcement agencies to fight the war on terrorism, stand up cyber defenses, secure U.S. borders and tackle other issues.
Watch the Leadership Briefing – Secretary Jeh Johnson, Department of Homeland Security


FB-Saftyck-150x150Facebook Safety Check

November 14 at 5:24pm: Yesterday, we activated Safety Check in Paris so that people there could let their friends and family know they were okay during the horrific events that took place. Communication is critical in moments of crisis, both for the people affected and for those far away who are anxious for news. People already turn to Facebook to check on loved ones and get updates during times like this and we created Safety Check to make these connections even easier.
Since we activated Safety Check in Paris, we have heard positive feedback about how reassuring it is to receive notifications that a friend or loved one is safe. I personally have received several from people I know and love and have felt first hand the impact of this tool. But people are also asking why we turned on Safety Check in Paris and not other parts of the world, where violence is more common and terrible things happen with distressing frequency. Thursday’s tragedy in Beirut is one recent example. I wanted to give some more background on the tool itself, its history and why we made the decision we did.
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The National Terrorism Advisory System

Presidential Proclamation — Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month, 2013

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