Showing posts with label rypul threat assessments. Show all posts
Showing posts with label rypul threat assessments. Show all posts

Monday, May 18, 2020

CONCERNED CITIZENS OF SOUTH-CENTRAL LOS ANGELES ANNOUNCES SECOND CHANCE JOBS PROGRAMS FOR JUSTICE INVOLVED CALIFORNIA'S


CONCERNED CITIZENS OF SOUTH-CENTRAL LOS ANGELES ANNOUNCES SECOND CHANCE JOBS PROGRAMS TO GIVE FORMERLY INCARCERATED CALIFORNIANS FREE EMPLOYMENT TRAINING TIED TO GUARANTEED JOB OPPORTUNITIES



May 15, 2020                                                                             

For Immediate Release


LOS ANGELES - Noreen McClendon the Executive Director of Concerned Citizens of South Central Los Angeles (CCSCLA), announced today that in partnership with RyPul Threat Assessments, BlacTree Inc, White Rhino Group Inc., Paxton Co., and other entities within the State of California, CCSCLA will provide a cost-free jobs training program connected to guaranteed sponsored employment through her nonprofit organization Concerned Citizens of South-Central Los Angeles.

This partnership according to McClendon looks to provide stable employment for justice-involved men and women who have turned their lives around and who are seeking a life of freedom through hope, education, and employment.



Concerned Citizens of South-Central Los Angeles expects to train hundreds of formerly incarcerated men and women in the next 18 months via its nonprofit prisoner reentry job training program and provide a path to permanent employment with local California businesses who have agreed to take on these individuals once they are trained in everything from administrative duties, security, soft computer skills, business operations, vehicle operations, cultivation and more.



Concerned Citizens of South Central Los Angeles (CCSCLA) - 501(c)3




According to McClendon “California has always been a State of second chances and we welcome the opportunity to reinvest in its people by providing formal education combined with job placement which will help ensure that our trained reentry population can become productive members of our society and redefine themselves through hard work and earning the respect of their neighbors. CCSCLA is committed to making those opportunities possible, and we are grateful to have committed partners such as RyPul Threat Assessments, BlacTree Inc, and White Rhino Group Inc invested in this effort.”



Warren Pulley the owner of RyPul Threat Assessments stated “As a former Los Angeles Police Officer, I appreciate Noreen McClendon’s vision and her commitment to bringing adult education, job training, stable income, and guaranteed employment back into inner-city Los Angeles communities, these types of programs help support the growth of stable families and communities and go a long way towards lower crime rates and poverty. 


RyPul Threat Assessments will aid CCSCLA by providing hands-on training in online security protocols, media relations as well as public information and business communications. We look forward to this great opportunity and working with Concerned Citizens of South-Central Los Angeles.


The Concerned Citizens of South-Central Los Angeles program will provide men and women on probation or parole with immediate, transitional job training and after completion of such training with employment from companies all across the State of California who has agreed to employ this population without reservations. CCSCLA’s program reentry candidates will also receive courses in managing daily life skills, finances, behavior therapy, and other services as the program determines. At the conclusion of the training period, the reentry applicant will be placed in permanent employment around the State of California.


Concerned Citizens of South Central Los Angeles Training Program Partnership


Bryan Olivier Owner and CEO of White Rhino Group, a Los Angeles based private security company stated that “I am excited to be a part of such a wonderful initiative, my company White Rhino Group will be providing security guard training, vehicle operation and facility access control training for this program and we look forward to supporting Concerned Citizens of South Central Los Angeles in helping to reinforce positive stereotypes coming out of the prisoner reentry population.”



In a joint statement both Jumanne McDaniel, CEO of BlacTree Inc and Les Danner Jr, BlacTree, COO stated that “Being able to remove barriers to employment for the entire prisoner reentry population is key to ensuring the successful reintegration of minorities back into the workforce and society at large,  BlacTree Inc,  has agreed to become the initial sponsor of employment for the firsts candidates to graduate CCSCLA’s jobs training and reentry program, and BlacTree vows to continue offering employment opportunities to graduates of this course as positions become available within our company.” 



Executive Director Noreen McClendon stated that she has formed alliances with State agencies, public companies, and the private sector who have committed to hiring this marginalized and underserved portion of the California population.



McClendon states that she has personally been committed to developing programs for the reentry population and fighting for prison reform projects for the past two decades and that she believes this project will be one of the best end-to-end training, education, and employment programs to focus on the State of California prison reentry population in decades.






Jeenha Hu, CEO of Paxton Company stated “We’ve witnessed many people get wrongfully incarcerated or be given unreasonably long sentence terms making it difficult for them to assimilate back into society. I want us to create a second chance for these people to be productive and to gain pride in their new life.  Paxton Company’s collaboration with BlacTree Inc will be the beginning of a new project that helps and facilitates jobs through new agriculture developments, manufacturing essentials, security training and jobs, and many other traditional factories, all developed throughout the United States. This creates a solid foreground for investors to put money into something that will provide jobs for many people from a variety of backgrounds.



McClendon states that she continues to seek partnerships with businesses throughout the State of California who are seeking to give back to their communities and will gladly accept the offer of any business which provides job placement to any of our reentry graduates. “These types of programs make every community safer and helps all California’s prosper in the long term.” according to McClendon.






For ways on how you can get involved, visit www.ccscla.org to connect with Executive Director Noreen McClendon of Concerned Citizens of South-Central Los Angeles. CCSCLA accepts “tax-deductible” donations to help fund our prisoner reentry job training and education programs. We also accept a donation of your generous time and effort. CCSCLA can also be found online on Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.



For more information on White Rhino Group please visit, www.whiterhinogroupinc.com, for RyPul Threat Assessments visit, www.rypulassessments.com, and for BlacTree Inc please visit www.linkedin.com/company/blac-tree-inc.





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Saturday, October 28, 2017

School Campus Safety Experts to Combat Active Shooters

RyPul Threat Assessments School Campus Safety Experts to Combat Active Shooters

An Idea That Can Actually Save the Lives of Children at School

Oct. 28, 2017 - LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- With the number of active shootings on or near school campuses in the United States continuing at an alarming rate; expert security consultants in the field of protective security, product manufacturing, and school safety has decided to deliver a suite of physical protective products that have been tested and proven to stop bullets fired from multiple caliber weapons to include the AR-15 automatic rifle.



Mr. Warren the CEO of RyPul Threat Assessments states that “These random acts of violence are not going to stop and we are coming together in order to make a difference by protecting the lives of children on our campuses with our proven products, we have to do better for our children and educators, we are joining efforts to become a stronger force to deal with the problem of public shootings, as everyone deserves to a have a safe school or workplace for their kids and employees.”

RyPul Threat Assessments will bring expertise and awareness to the public by highlighting the on-going problem of how to deal effectively with "Active Shooters" on our school campuses and public spaces as well as bring awareness to the public that a Bullet Resistant Protection System designed specifically for classrooms, residential homes and commercial spaces is available and affordable.




The three-step system, which includes bullet resistant door shields, wireless remote door locks, and blast and smash resistant window laminates has been designed, tested and installed by this protective security company is already at work in school systems, homes and business around the country.

These products are providing effective lifesaving coverage at this very moment according to Warren the CEO of RyPul Threat Assessments, Pulley also states “We may not be able to stop the violent acts but we can reduce the risk of death and protect our children, teachers, and employees from being hurt in the same way that the banking, food service and airlines industries protect their people: by placing them behind bullet-resistant protective barriers.”  The products have received a lot of media coverage and have been tested and demonstrated around the country to school systems, business owners, and residential home builders and have been favorably received.



Mr. Pulley states “People will continue to talk about how to stop active shooters, meanwhile kids keep dying. This protection simply stops bullets once they are fired.  I’ve studied this system for myself and find it to be simple and extraordinary, I recommend all schools put this in place today, the time for talk is over.”

For more information visit www.rypulassessments.com.

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

RyPul Threat Assessments hired to assist Mumbai Metro projects with security system upgrades.


Southern California based company RyPul Threat Assessments has been approved to assist in security assessments and reviews for two new Metro corridors that are expected to bring the space-starved Mumbai much relief.


The much-awaited Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan Metro 5 corridor will finally see the light of the day with the state cabinet on Tuesday approving the proposal for linking the power loom town of Bhiwandi and expanding the Metro corridor in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR).

The state cabinet also approved the Swami Samarth Nagar-Jogeshwari-Kanjurmarg-Vikhroli Metro 6 corridor linking the Western suburbs with the Eastern suburbs of Mumbai. This will be the second West-East Metro corridor after the already operational Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar corridor.

Both the approved Metro 5 and Metro 6 corridors link major industrial and commercial hubs along the route.

























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Friday, October 13, 2017

Physical Site Threat Assessments and Asset Recovery Teams.

Our team of threat assessment experts will conduct in-depth threat assessments, develop the plans and processes that you will be able to use to improve your ability to survive in the event of an attack on you or your facilities and assist in the implementation of this strategy. Contact us today and take advantage of our expertise in assessing a specific situation and the degree of potential risk as it pertains to an attack on you or your facilities.



This combination of a tried and tested discipline tempered by our own experience means that we are able to provide one of the most advanced threat assessment methods in the world. Our proven track record of success has led to RyPul Threat Assessments consultants being trusted with the protection of US Ambassadors, business interests of some of the largest global companies and countless government organizations is areas that are classified as having the highest overall threat levels at the time.

Experts in risk management

RyPul Threat Assessments is structured to evaluate the physical risk to you, your residence, school campus or commercial property. Each threat assessment is compiled individually according to a threat matrix developed by the Secret Service and it is this discipline in which each member of our staff is primarily trained.



With over 25 years of experience as personal security contractors who have been employed by the US State Department, several NGO’s and the US Department of Defense we have of course developed our own unique threat assessment processes  to suit the situations we have come across while deployed in several different countries including Iraq, The Philippines, Afghanistan, Venezuela, Kuwait and even Korea.


Personal Protective Services by RyPul Threat Assessments

RyPul Threat Assessments was founded in 2012 and since its inception has concentrated its efforts on building a threat assessment company that is known for delivering a quality protection services at a moment’s notice to clients that are spread all around the world, in situations that vary from little or no risk to those that fall under the heading of extremely volatile and high risk. The service that our threat assessment experts provide, as you have no doubt gathered from our name, is the highest levels of protective and threat assessment of which the primary purpose is to prevent targeted violence.

As experts in risk management, personals security, loss mitigation, school campus assessments and law enforcement active shooter training, we have provided our services to several international governments, small and large business owners with interests in a wide variety of markets, school systems and private individuals the world over.

RyPul Threat Assessments is structured to evaluate the physical risk to you, your residence, school campus or commercial property. Each threat assessment is compiled individually according to a threat matrix developed by the Secret Service and it is this discipline in which each member of our staff is primarily trained. With over 25 years of experience as personal security contractors who have been employed by the US State Department, several NGO’s and the US Department of Defense we have of course developed our own unique threat assessment processes  to suit the situations we have come across while deployed in several different countries including Iraq, The Philippines, Afghanistan, Venezuela, Kuwait and even Korea.

This combination of a tried and tested discipline tempered by our own experience means that we are able to provide one of the most advanced threat assessment methods in the world. Our proven track record of success has led to RyPul Threat Assessments consultants being trusted with the protection of US Ambassadors, business interests of some of the largest global companies and countless government organizations is areas that are classified as having the highest overall threat levels at the time.




Our team of threat assessment experts will conduct in-depth threat assessments, develop the plans and processes that you will be able to use to improve your ability to survive in the event of an attack on you or your facilities and assist in the implementation of this strategy. Contact us today and take advantage of our expertise in assessing a specific situation and the degree of potential risk as it pertains to an attack on you or your facilities.

Specializing in Personal Protective Services, Force Protection, Campus Security Audits, Site Security Assessments, Point to Point Currency Transport and Protective Barriers Placement.

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RyPul Threat Assessments was founded in 2012 and since its inception has concentrated its efforts on building a threat assessment company that is known for delivering a quality protection services at a moment’s notice to clients that are spread all around the world, in situations that vary from little or no risk to those that fall under the heading of extremely volatile and high risk. The service that our threat assessment experts provide, as you have no doubt gathered from our name, is the highest levels of protective and threat assessment of which the primary purpose is to prevent targeted violence.
As experts in risk management, personals security, loss mitigation, school campus assessments and law enforcement active shooter training, we have provided our services to several international governments, small and large business owners with interests in a wide variety of markets, school systems and private individuals the world over.

RyPul Threat Assessments is structured to evaluate the physical risk to you, your residence, school campus or commercial property. Each threat assessment is compiled individually according to a threat matrix developed by the Secret Service and it is this discipline in which each member of our staff is primarily trained. With over 25 years of experience as personal security contractors who have been employed by the US State Department, several NGO’s and the US Department of Defense we have of course developed our own unique threat assessment processes  to suit the situations we have come across while deployed in several different countries including Iraq, The Philippines, Afghanistan, Venezuela, Kuwait and even Korea.




This combination of a tried and tested discipline tempered by our own experience means that we are able to provide one of the most advanced threat assessment methods in the world. Our proven track record of success has led to RyPul Threat Assessments consultants being trusted with the protection of US Ambassadors, business interests of some of the largest global companies and countless government organizations is areas that are classified as having the highest overall threat levels at the time.

Our team of threat assessment experts will conduct in-depth threat assessments, develop the plans and processes that you will be able to use to improve your ability to survive in the event of an attack on you or your facilities and assist in the implementation of this strategy. Contact us today and take advantage of our expertise in assessing a specific situation and the degree of potential risk as it pertains to an attack on you or your facilities.

RyPul Threat Assessments; Experts In:
Personal Protective Services
Force Protection
Campus Security Audits
Site Security Assessments
P2P Currency Transport
Protective Barrier Placement
Physical Site Threat Assessments
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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Farrakhan compares Hillary Clinton to Hitler in sermon

Louis Farrakhan, the controversial leader of the Nation of Islam, on Sunday compared Democratic presidental nomine Hillary Clinton to Hitler over the crime bill that "put tens of thousands of black brothers and sisters in prison.”

“Mrs. Clinton backed the crime bill and then called our young people super predators," the 82-year-old reverend said. "Of course she apologized, but just a minute. See, Hitler could’ve said to the Jews after Auschwitz, ‘I’m so sorry.’ Would that be enough to satisfy you?”

In April, Hillary Clinton said she was sorry for what she described as the unintended consequences of the landmark 1994 crime bill signed into law by her husband. Clinton's past support for the law has come under fire from some African-Americans, who say that it has contributed to mass incarceration of young blacks.

Farrakhan's disapproval of Clinton did not stop there. He said that, while secretary of state, Clinton influenced President Obama in his decision to distance himself from the controversial leader of the Nation of Islam.

“Barack did not want to denounce me,” he said. “But Hillary forced him. And he gave in.”

Farrakhan did not endorse either candidate during a speech Sunday at the Chicago-based movement's headquarters. He did take swipes at Republican nominee Donald Trump over his tax practices but stayed largely focused on Clinton.

“My friends are going to vote for Mrs. Clinton,” he said. “And I’m not mad at them, they see some value in her because they don’t know who she really is.”

Farrakhan criticized Clinton's judgement as secretary of state and brought up some issues dating back to the 2008 campaign. Apparently citing the popular book "Game Change," he recalled the reported interaction between former President Bill Clinton and then-Sen.Ted Kennedy.

Bill Clinton wanted Kennedy to endorse Hillary over Barack Obama, and reportedly told Kennedy, “A few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee.”



After Kennedy endorsed Obama, Clinton reportedly said, “the only reason you are endorsing him is because he’s black. Let’s just be clear.”

Farrakhan has not been a fan of Clinton in the past. He cited mass “black incarceration” and her use of the term “super predators.” He once asked his congregation if anyone was going to cast a ballot for the first woman president  and he responded, “I do not blame you for wanting a female president, but that’s a wicked woman.” The congregation applauded.

“She can be sweet,” he said. “But so can you. And you know when you’re sweet and playing a game.”

Farrakhan also criticized Clinton for receiving the Margaret Sanger Award from Planned Parenthood in 2009.

“It was Mrs. Sanger who advocated population control of black and poor people,” Farrakhan said.

“In a 1939 letter, Sanger wrote about getting the black preachers to help with her efforts. She said, ‘we don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population.’ … And when Mrs. Clinton received the award, [she said] I admire Margaret Sanger enormously. Her courage. Her tenacity. Her vision.’ Now they have to admit that the war on drugs was a war on black people.”

In September, Farrakhan criticized Obama’s legacy in the White House and what he called Obama’s disinterest in the inner cities, particularly Chicago.

Marines get groundbreaking, unstoppable new rifle magazine

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/01/12/marines-get-groundbreaking-unstoppable-new-rifle-magazine.html

A reliable weapon can be the difference between life and death for those serving in the military.

The Magpul Industries PMAG GEN 3 is a magazine for rifles that ensures the user stays lethal in a fight. More than 20,000 rounds fired? No problem. Still no magazine stoppages.

Why is that so important? Because every time a stoppage happens with a weapon, it means a lost opportunity to neutralize an enemy combatant. But the even bigger issue is that a stoppage can put the warfighter at risk and even lead to loss of life.

With AR, M4, and M27 weapons for example, magazine problems are a primary culprit in stoppages. But if a warfighter uses the PMAG, then the risk of stoppage is massively reduced.

The US Marine Corps has made the decision to ensure that all Marines have the best magazine available. Going forward, Magpul’s PMAG GEN 3 has become the official magazine, giving Marines that extra advantage to stay alive and lethal in a firefight.

This is the first commercial magazine adopted as the official standard for the Marine Corps primary service rifle, Magpul explained.

Magpul has also introduced the PMAG GEN 3 in the “medium coyote tan” color. The black and medium coyote tan are now the only magazines authorized by the USMC for combat and training. The government-designed EPM USGI (aluminum) magazine will be used only for training purposes.



PMAG GEN 3 Basics

The PMAG GEN 3 would be ideal for the M4, M16, M27IAR (Infantry Automatic Rifle) and M249 SAW (Squad Automatic Weapon). And the magazine works with all types of bullets.

And in spite of tens of thousands of rounds, it won’t melt because of its special advanced material.

The military put the PMAG GEN 3 through years of testing, and thousands and thousands and thousands of rounds. And what did they find? No stoppages.

For example, testing found that even in 20,400 rounds of M855A1— a tricky ammo type— still there were zero stoppages.

Both the US and NATO have what’s called “rough handling” testing and Magpul’s PMAG GEN 3 passed all of it with flying colors.

What does mean? It is one rugged magazine. You can use it in extreme cold— as in -60 degrees Fahrenheit cold— all the way through to 180 degrees of extreme heat, and this magazine still cannot be stopped. It is reliable.

The magazine also easily passed military testing against things like dust, UV exposure and even salt fog. You can also throw whatever dirt and grime is around and it will still outperform other magazine options.

So how does it work?

The PMAG GEN 3 loads from stripper clips. It inserts rapidly on a closed vault with a full 30 rounds. There is a smart over-insertion stop to protect against hard-core magazine changes and drops.

When you’re shooting, there is a handy window that Magpul describes as working like a gas gage. As you fire, it will provide exact data on just how many rounds you have left by a quick glance at the orange coil.



This magazine drops free, making reload very quick and efficient. There’s a dust and impact cover, but you don’t need it to store the magazine loaded. It is really there to protect against major impact like dropping the mags out of aircraft, for example.

Unlike the USGI aluminum magazine, it is very easy to disassemble to clean.

Dominating the field and winning the Marine Corps contract

In battery after battery of military testing over the course of several years, the PMAG GEN M3 relentlessly dominated the competition. In tens of thousands of rounds, there were zero magazine-related stoppages and it performed better than any other magazine. The GEN M3 was pitted against both government developed USGI and commercial mags— but none could come close to rivaling the PMAG GEN 3’s relentlessly reliable performance.

Magpul is highly motivated to find top-notch solutions for warfighters. Founder Richard Fitzpatrick was Marine Reconnaissance, many at the company served in the Corps, and have children currently serving. This is a company that understands the needs of those serving in the US military and takes delivering excellence extremely seriously.

“Firearm performance is a passion for us at Magpul, whether for military weapon systems or for civilian arms for defense and recreation,” Duane Liptak, Magpul Industries’ product management and marketing director, said. “Very early in the company history, Magpul’s founders identified shortcomings in the USGI magazine, and we’ve been dedicated to making the most reliable magazines in the world because although it may seem like a simple box with a spring, people’s lives depend heavily on this item performing.”

What’s next for Magpul? For civilians, there will be some very big reveals at SHOT Show next week. To find out first, download the latest Tactical Talk and meet a former Marine Corps fighter pilot who will give you an exclusive peek at some of the exciting news.

Allison Barrie consults at the highest levels of defense, has travelled to more than 70 countries, is a lawyer with four postgraduate degrees and now the author of the new book "Future Weapons: Access Granted"  covering invisible tanks through to thought-controlled fighter jets. You can click here for more information on FOX Firepower columnist and host Allison Barrie and you can follow her on Twitter @allison_barrie.

US Army testing a device that could give soldiers a 'third arm'

Traditional weaponry has often been a burden to soldiers, placing added weight on their bodies, slowing reaction at times when all of their facilities are needed. Future troops may wind up having a “third arm” to help offset the weight.

The Army Research Laboratory is testing a device that attaches to ground troops’ protective vests, potentially letting Soldiers’ hands be freed up for other tasks.

NFL PLAYERS AND COMBAT VETERANS JOIN FORCES TO SAVE LIVES

"We're looking at a new way for the Soldier to interface with the weapon," Zac Wingard, a mechanical engineer for the lab's Weapons and Materials Research Directorate told the U.S. Army's website. "It is not a product; it is simply a way to study how far we can push the ballistic performance of future weapons without increasing Soldier burden."



The goal of the device would put all of the weight on a soldier’s body, allowing them to potentially have a more lethal weapon, perhaps adding as much as 20 pounds to their traditional combat load of more than 110 pounds, while not adding any burden.

"With this configuration right now, we can go up to 20 pounds and take all of that weight off of the arms," added Dan Baechle, a mechanical engineer.

The device is made out of carbon fiber composite and it can be used in the prone position on either side of a soldier’s body. It could also improve accuracy and potentially help soldiers deal with recoil, but further testing is needed.

Currently, researchers are using an M4 carbine to test the device, but other weapons, such as a M249 squad automatic weapon or M240B machine gun may also be tested.

Water harvester can pull moisture out of the air using only power of Sun

CREDIT: ALAMY  Sarah Knapton, science editor
13 APRIL 2017 • 7:00PM

Droughts could be consigned to history after scientists invented a water harvester which can pull moisture out of the air using only the power of the Sun.

The prototype, designed by scientists at MIT and the University of California, works even in desert conditions and could eventually provide households with all the drinkable water they need, simply by extracting dampness from the surrounding atmosphere.

The solar-powered harvester can provide 2.8 litres of water from the air over a 12 hour period in conditions as dry as the Mojave Desert, where the average humidity is around 20 per cent.

The prototype water harvester
The prototype water harvester  CREDIT: UC BERKLEY
Researchers say it could provide the first ‘personalised water’, taken directly from vapour in the local environment.

"This is a major breakthrough in the long-standing challenge of harvesting water from the air at low humidity," said Professor Omar Yaghi, at UC Berkeley.

"There is no other way to do that right now, except by using extra energy. Your electric dehumidifier at home 'produces' very expensive water.

"One vision for the future is to have water off-grid, where you have a device at home running on ambient solar for delivering water that satisfies the needs of a household. I call it personalised water."

The device is an open air chamber containing a lattice-like structure made from zirconium metal and adipic acid sandwiched between a solar absorption panel and a condenser plate.

Two-thirds of the world’s population experiences annual water shortages and yet an abundance of water – an estimated 13,000 trillion liters worldwide – is present in the air around us.



"This work offers a new way to harvest water from air that does not require high relative humidity conditions and is much more energy efficient than other existing technologies," said Evelyn Wang, a mechanical engineer at MIT.

The team is planning to improve the harvester so it can suck in much more air, and produce more water. But even the prototype is powerful enough to keep someone alive in desert conditions.

“We wanted to demonstrate that if you are cut off somewhere in the desert, you could survive because of this device,” said Professor Omar Yaghi.

“A person needs about a Coke can of water per day. That is something one could collect in less than an hour with this system."

The research was published in the journal Science.

DARPA Is Planning to Hack the Human Brain to Let Us “Upload” Skills

MINDHACK FOR FASTER LEARNING

In March 2016, DARPA — the U.S. military’s “mad science” branch — announced their Targeted Neuroplasticity Training (TNT) program. The TNT program aims to explore various safe neurostimulation methods for activating synaptic plasticity, which is the brain’s ability to alter the connecting points between neurons — a requirement for learning. DARPA hopes that building up that ability by subjecting the nervous system to a kind of workout regimen will enable the brain to learn more quickly.

[Taken]Military Researchers Are Hacking the Human Brain So We Can Learn Much Faster
Credit: DARPA

The ideal end benefit for this kind of breakthrough would be downloadable learning. Rather than needing to learn, for example, a new language through rigorous study and practice over a long period of time, we could basically “download” the knowledge after putting our minds into a highly receptive, neuroplastic state. Clearly, this kind of research would benefit anyone, but urgent military missions can succeed or fail based on the timing. In those situations, a faster way to train personnel would be a tremendous boon.

FIRST NEUROSTIMULATION, THEN APPLICATION

As part of the TNT program, DARPA is funding eight projects at seven institutions. All projects are part of a coordinated effort that will first study the fundamental science undergirding brain plasticity and will conclude with human trials. The first portion of the TNT program will work to unravel the neural mechanisms that allow nerve stimulation to influence brain plasticity. The second portion of the program will practically apply what has been learned in a variety of training exercises.



To ensure the work stays practical, foreign language specialists, intelligence analysts, and others who train personnel now will work with researchers to help refine the TNT platform to suit military training needs. Researchers will compare the efficacy of using an implanted device to stimulate the brain versus non-invasive stimulation. They will also explore both the ethics of enhanced learning through neurostimulation and ways to avoid side effects and potential risks.

“The Defense Department operates in a complex, interconnected world in which human skills such as communication and analysis are vital, and the Department has long pushed the frontiers of training to maximize those skills,” Doug Weber, the TNT Program Manager, said in a DARPA press release. “DARPA’s goal with TNT is to further enhance the most effective existing training methods so the men and women of our Armed Forces can operate at their full potential.”

If the TNT program succeeds, striving to be all you can be may mean learning at a much faster pace, and not just for military personnel. Downloadable learning may be one of the ways we achieve next-level humanity.

References: Darpa, Darpa

 
https://futurism.com/?p=81137&post_type=post

Five Best Practices for Travel and Security Managers

https://medium.com/stabilitas/de-siloing-risk-4b19e76f285f



10 mistakes executive protection agents need to stop making

By Christian West & Jared Van Driessche

Tags: Development, Executive protection, Training
Everybody slips up sometimes. We’re only human after all. And as Hall of Fame basketball coach John Wooden pointed out, “If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything.”

The wisdom of this statement is of course not to encourage inaction to avoid mistakes, but to learn from them.

So in the spirit of helping everyone working in executive protection get a little smarter – and thereby making the whole industry a little sharper at our game – here’s a list of the 10 mistakes we have seen executive protection agents make too many times – and can learn from.

Thinking it’s about you
We’re sorry if we’re the ones that have to break this to you, but executive protection is a service industry. It’s never about you. It’s always about the client.


It’s about providing clients with knowhow, activities and circumstances that keep them safe, happy and productive. That’s what the client needs, and that’s why they pay us. Everyone has personal stuff to deal with, so deal with it personally, and don’t bring it to your client.

They don’t need to hear about your day, your life or whatever else might be eating you. Even if some monumental, life-changing event just occurred on your way to work or while you’re on coverage. Actually, they shouldn’t hear about it. Why? Because the relationship is professional, not personal. Although the client might at times spend more time with you than they do with their spouse, it’s still not about you. It’s never about you or your needs. Ouch. Deal with it or find another job.

This can be hard, we know. Life happens when you’re on coverage. Maybe a family member has just died, or you received some horrible news like your parent’s house burned to the ground. Still, when you’re on the job, you’re on the job. The friendly “How are you?” gets answered with a “Good, and you?” rather than an open sharing of what’s also running through your head. Because that could disturb the client’s mind. And it’s not about you.



Wanting to be friends with the client
This can be another hard one. It’s the most natural thing in the world to want to be friends with the people we spend time and work with, but in the case of executive protection, it’s not a good idea for either the client or you. And certainly not for your career.

First, let’s all understand that being friendly is not the same as being friends. Maintaining a positive and polite tone is one thing. Trying to establish a personal relationship with a client is something else. It’s important that you don’t move out of the lane of your role as protector. Your job description does not include asking clients for favors or business advice, or trying to get family employed. Don’t involve yourself in business that isn’t related to your business.

Agents who do this are overstepping their bounds and trying to cross a five-lane highway. Even though our clients can at times be lonely and insulated, and might themselves make friendly overtures to protective agents, it’s important to maintain a professional distance. Because sooner or later the agent is going to get hit, despite what seemed to be a good level of comfort and rapport. They are taking advantage of the client, not helping him or her.

Another problem some immature agents have is trying to get noticed and get facetime with the client. They might be a little star struck, and they would like to see the feeling reciprocated. They might try to insert themselves into the client’s life, getting too close to them or to their staff.

But folks who are public figures see this all the time, and they’re seldom enamored with people trying play the game of “I want to get close to you”. They’d rather be far away from people like that. Guess which side of this budding personal relationship is going to get nipped, and be looking for work elsewhere?



Not respecting others who work around the client
Some people need to feel more important than others and end up making trouble for themselves. Don’t be one of those guys.

This problem arises when an executive protection agent thinks the job is more significant than the work of the client’s executive assistant, estate manager, nanny, chef, house cleaner or other staff. While the agent might be good with the client, he or she isn’t necessarily so with everyone else – and treats them differently, with varying levels of respect.

What our unfortunate agent doesn’t understand is this: the woman who cleans the toilet might have a very close relationship to the family that has lasted for years. They would much rather keep the loyal cleaner than the new EP agent who acts like a jerk to her.

Don’t think you’re your irreplaceable. Anyone can be replaced, starting with ill-mannered executive protection agents. So be respectful of the role others have in the client’s staff and life – that’s a great way to earn their respect, too.

Not blending in to client’s lifestyle, company culture or personal preferences
It’s not our job to force our culture or personalities on our clients. It’s our job to fit in.

If you come off as too militaristic, you’re going to make the clients feel like prisoners in their own home. If you act like Robocop around the spouse and children, they’re unlikely to feel comfortable even though they might be safe. And even Mr. Personality might need to take a chill pill, because his perky greetings and chattiness start getting on people’s nerves.



You don’t want to come off like that weird uncle who always manages to show up at the summer garden party in a three-piece suit or the funeral in his favorite Hawaii shirt. You want to blend in, so the client never has to think “who is this guy?!”

Check out Jared’s recent blog on being a social chameleon for way more perspective on this point.

Having a big ego does not make you many amigos on the protective team
So let’s get this straight. The client is a big shot, and that makes you one, too. You’re basking in the strong light of the principal’s halo, as the detail leader no less, and your power gives you license to treat other team members poorly.

Really?

We’ve seen it happen more than once. A guy who is a capable operator rises through the ranks to assume some management responsibility. He’s very aware of his role and perceived power, and he wields it to his own advantage without worrying about how that impacts other members of the protective team. The principal doesn’t know half the story, and likes him. Until he doesn’t.

One day, the guy rubs the principal’s spouse the wrong way, and he’s on his way off the detail. The next day, he’s looking for work and everyone he treated poorly remembers him exactly for that: being a jerk. And who wants to work with a jerk?

Don’t let your career turn to toast because you let your ego do the driving when you got a bit of influence. Instead, pay it forward. Someone just starting out in the industry might be a strong player in a few years, so be sure not to burn bridges you might need later.

Playing favorites
This is another pitfall that too many agents dive right into. It’s understandable because it’s human nature to want to be liked. And it’s yet another a good example of “seemed like a good idea at the time”.

Some agents who don’t get the bigger picture think they are special, and that the client really cares for them. They don’t see anyone else with such a close relationship with the client, and this illusion soon becomes a dangerous pseudo-reality. For one thing, it probably was never true in the first place. But even if it did seem to be, it clouds your judgement and leads to nothing good. Ultimately, it will cost you your job.

Cultivating a culture of favoritism damages team readiness. It’s unhealthy for the wellbeing of the program and the principal. And it’s not a sustainable foundation for anything. The simple fact of the matter is that if you’re the favorite today, someday you won’t be. And where do you go from there? Avoid being the favorite at all costs. With our history of developing and managing EP programs we see people fall into “the favorites trap” all too often.

Favoritism starts out innocently enough and often with the best intentions. The client really likes Tim, and Tim has to do everything. That’s a win-win for a short while, but it soon turns counterproductive.

The detail rapidly becomes a logistical nightmare. Tim will burn out – he’s too close to the client and working too many hours. The rest of the team will suffer – they come off like second-class citizens. The solution is to build everyone up to Tim’s level, not to turn Tim into a fast-flaming fave.

Being a control freak
We’re all for being sticklers when it comes to security and following the SOPs designed to safeguard our principals. But we also recognize that even the best of plans sometimes get broadsided by the client, and all for good reason: whatever the client says it is.

Or doesn’t say. You see, it’s the client’s business, not ours. Business opportunities arise suddenly; someone else’s plans changed suddenly. It doesn’t matter. When we’re on the clock, we’re on client time, not ours.

This can be tough for the pack of alpha males and females who often end up in our industry. We’re used to being in control, and we plan carefully. But when you can’t control it, just embrace it. You’ll end up being less stressed, and you won’t stress the client with unnecessary interruptions designed to satisfy your schedule, not the client’s priorities.

Trying to take advantage of the client financially
You know this is wrong without us telling you, right? We hope so. And yet, the point deserves a little clarification.

Working with C-suite executives, celebrities and other high net worth clients means moving about in some very different environments than most of us are used to. One day you’re bunking at the Motel 6, the next day you’re staying at the Four Seasons. You’re used to figuring out the cost per ounce when you compare hot dogs at the supermarket, and now you’re figuring out a menu that doesn’t have prices on it, trying to decide what to have for dinner.

It’s easy to think that because the client is wealthy, money doesn’t matter and you might as well try that caviar with gold leaf. It’s also wrongheaded. Money does matter – both in terms of how others will view your judgement and integrity – and to program success.

There’s always a budget for everything. Even if you don’t know what it is, assume someone does and is ready to check your expense reports. Go ahead and order a good meal, but don’t feel sanctioned to order the absolute most expensive item on the menu. Keep a clean path. Pay for your personal items yourself. Agents who go far in this industry respect the client’s wallet and work to save their money.

Clogging up information transparency – a.k.a. lying or being selectively honest
It’s true now and it’s been true for thousands of years: Information is power, and asymmetrical access to information can give a competitive advantage or disadvantage. That’s great if you’re fighting a war, but it’s really not good if you’re working on a team together.

We’re not saying that everyone needs to know everything. But the executive protection agent who deliberately resists sharing information, reduces information transparency or spreads false information is on his or her way to career suicide.

Some inexperienced agents might have the erroneous belief that hoarding information will further their interests. They’re making a fundamental mistake. They haven’t understood that what’s good for the team is good for the principal and for themselves. We’ve seen agents try to keep executive assistants in the dark to make them look incompetent. We’ve heard of agents who say the principal’s spouse prefers this or that driver – even when that wasn’t the case – to play favorites or gain personal advantage.

People like this are worse than dishonest. If they’re willing to hijack parts of the program for their own reasons, what else are they willing to do? Their reasons are never good, and manipulating the healthy flow of useful information will always hit them in the back of the head like a boomerang.

Getting the balance wrong between tactical discipline and friendly service
Being a good executive protection agent means juggling multiple roles seamlessly and imperceptibly. We’re the tactical tough guy when we need to be. We’re the friendly concierge if that’s what’s called for. We know not to overplay either hand. And we know when to switch immediately.

There are often multiple ways to accomplish the same objective. Use your situational and social awareness to find the ideal path, striking a middle way between the many possible extremes. You want to make sure the room you’re leading the principal to is safe? Great, but you don’t need to act as if you’re clearing a house in Ramadi. Find another way that works, and doesn’t make the principal wonder what’s going on and what movie you’re in.

Similarly, it’s great to be service-minded, but not excessively friendly in all circumstances. We’re here to facilitate the principal’s smooth flow through the day and night, but we’re willing to stand up and disrupt the good vibes if that means maintaining security.

Like so many other things, it’s a balance. We wish you luck and skill in finding yours!

Let’s learn from our mistakes
The good thing about mistakes is that they’re learning opportunities: they help us to discover better ways of doing things. Once you get over the initial pain of having put your hand too close to the fire, you know better the next time and can avoid a lifetime of burnt fingers. At least you could know better.

It’s only when we continue to make the same mistakes over and over that people start calling us names. Similarly, not learning from others’ mistakes is rarely an indication of a sharp mind.

We admit that we’ve learned some of them the hard way – by putting our own hands in the flames, so to speak. Other lessons came easier, by observing colleagues and staff get burned themselves. But they’re all things we need to be aware of and get better at.

Active Shooter Preparedness – Current State of Readiness; Detailed Guide on How to Be Prepared

Everbridge and  Emergency Management and Safety (EMS) Solutions recently conducted a survey around active shooter preparedness and found organizations are overwhelmingly concerned about violent acts – such as active shooter situations – taking place in their buildings or on campus. Despite this concern, the majority of respondents said they were not properly prepared for an active shooter event.

Public and private organizations have long sought to prepare themselves for natural disasters, severe weather and other large-scale incidents that can pose dangers to employees, visitors, students, patients and customers. But in recent years, the increased frequency of deadly active shooter incidents has elevated these events to top-of-mind for anyone responsible for the well-being of those people and the continuity of their business.

Advance planning and training are the keys to maximizing the safety of your people, but they also play a key role in the continuity of your business. Active shooter events have repercussions that extend well beyond their actual duration, so knowing what to do before, during and after will help create an atmosphere of security and stability. This may seem like common sense, but as Everbridge learned through its comprehensive 2016 survey, Active Shooter Preparedness, what makes sense isn’t always what is being done.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation defines an “active shooter” as “an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a populated area.” Alongside data from the FBI about active shooter incidents since the year 2000, this report presents the results from the survey to provide the perspective of nearly 900 leaders from business, academia and government on where their organizations stand in terms of awareness, preparedness and practice. These will provide insights – many of them real eye-openers – about the state of readiness for active shooter events across a broad swath of industries and organizations.

We also include recommendations from Regina Phelps, founder of Emergency Management and Safety Solutions. Ms. Phelps is an internationally recognized expert in the field of emergency management and contingency planning. She has provided consultation and speaking services to clients on four continents since 1982 and is the author of From Response to Recovery: Conducting Successful Exercises. This report also touches on insights from Everbridge on critical components of a comprehensive emergency communications system so organizations can minimize both the immediate impact and enduring consequences on your personnel and your business from active shooter incidents and other workplace violence.

The reality of the modern world is that we all must be prepared for the worst. We hope that this report gives you tools and information you can use to ensure that your company is as prepared as it can possibly be.

— The Everbridge Team

Fake Navy SEAL gets 4 years in prison

By Jeanette Steele Contact Reporter

A 68-year-old Wisconsin man who falsely claimed to be a Navy SEAL wounded four times in Vietnam has been sentenced to four years in prison for theft and faking paperwork.

U.S. prosecutors say Kenneth E. Jozwiak produced fake discharge paperwork in 2014 to get U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs pension benefits intended for low-income wartime veterans.




In 2014, Jozwiak submitted a discharge certificate that claimed he served as a Navy SEAL from 1965 to 1968 and was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

All -- including the four Purple Hearts for combat injuries — were totally false, according to the U.S. Attorney's office for the northern district of Ohio.

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/military/the-intel/sd-me-seal-stolenvalor-20170523-story.html



Saturday, April 29, 2017

Californian & Canadian Cannabis: Expect a Profits Windfall

Business Security Expert Warren Pulley talks Cannabis and Marijuana related business security.

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Thanks Lior for being a pioneer in choosing to explore this topic and shed positive light on this industry.  Trust me a well regulated marijuana industry is in everyone's best interest.





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Monday, March 20, 2017

Blue Lives Lost: Dramatic rise in police officers gunned down in line of duty in 2016

Of those men and women in blue who died in 2016, 62 were killed by gunfire – a marked rise from the 39 the year before – about a dozen of them shot by gunmen who set out to kill police.

In Baton Rouge, little 9-month-old Mason Jackson sees his father’s face every day, all the time – in photographs. His mother makes sure of that, makes sure he feels his father’s presence.

His mother tells him what a selfless, caring man his daddy, Montrell Jackson, was, and how much he wanted a child – they tried for nearly two years. She tells Mason how ecstatic Montrell was when he came into the world in March.



“That’s what hurts the most,” said Trenisha Jackson, “that he’s not here for his son. He was so excited about being a father. He felt his responsibility was to make sure he raised a wonderful young man. [Montrell’s] father was not in his life. He really wanted to be there for his son.”

Montrell Jackson, 32, was shot fatally in an ambush in July – when Mason was 4 months old – by a man targeting police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Baton Rouge Police Corporal Montrell Jackson, who was shot and killed by Gavin Long along with two other officers on July 17. (Officer Down Memorial Page)  That gunman killed a total of three officers – just a fraction of the nearly 140 law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty this year, up from 130 in 2015, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page, a non-profit group founded and run by active and retired law enforcement officials.

The most recent shootings of police officers took place on Friday.



In Mt. Vernon, Washington, Mike “Mick” McLaurghry, a 30-year veteran, was shot in the back of the head while responding to a call. Officials said he was “hanging in there” in critical condition after surgery.

Later the same day, Sgt. Rob Hatchell, of Dallas, Oregon, was shot in the leg while attempting to arrest an intoxicated man.

Of those men and women in blue who died in 2016, 62 were killed by gunfire – a marked rise from the 39 the year before – about a dozen of them shot by gunmen who set out to kill police.

“What we’re seeing now, this year, is a big increase in gunfire murders of police officers,” Lt. Randy Sutton, a retired police officer and author who represents Blue Lives Matter, told FoxNews.com. “The methodology, where they are targeted attacks or ambushes or where people are lured into attacks, is up too. We haven’t seen that since the late ‘60s or ‘70s, when there was a tremendous amount of anti-police terrorism.”

Sutton, like many others in law enforcement, say that tension between police and minority groups like Black Lives Matter that have organized to focus attention on profiling and what they argue is unwarranted use of force has led some to see those in uniform as the enemy.

“It legitimizes a call for terror, a call for violence,” Sutton said. “It adds an element of danger for law enforcement.”



He added, “Of course not everyone who is in the protests believes that. But when there’s a mob in place and fervor builds up, people do things they wouldn’t normally do independently. And it can inspire lone wolf attacks. There are weak-minded people, some mentally disturbed, who absorb this call to action and act upon it.”

The methodology, where they are targeted attacks or ambushes or where people are lured into attacks ... we haven’t seen that since the late ‘60s or ‘70s, when there was a tremendous amount of anti-police terrorism.

- Randy Sutton, retired police lieutenant who represents Blue Lives Matter
The deadliest assaults occurred in July in Dallas and Baton Rouge amid protests over black men who had died in encounters with police.

A black gunman in Dallas opened fire on officers at a Black Lives Matter protest, killing five officers and wounding four others.

Tensions rose in Baton Rouge, where thousands of people were angry over the death of 37-year-old Alton Sterling, a black man killed by white Baton Rouge officers after a confrontation at a convenience store.

Those in law enforcement say they know they are signing up for a potentially dangerous job when they enter the profession.

“There are risks every officer knows going in,” Sutton said. “That includes everything from going up against an armed suspect who is going to resist and going to do everything to escape, including shooting to try and kill you, to being struck by a car during a traffic stop.”

He went on, “But what is particularly frightening and disturbing at this point are the assassinations and entrapments, where police officers are lured into situations [in order] to kill them.”

Before her husband’s death, Ternisha Jackson just let the day-to-day risks of police work stay on the margins of her thoughts.

“Montrell loved his job,” his widow said. “We put the risks out of our minds.”

The growing protests outside police departments across the country, however, concerned her.

“That was the first time I became afraid, I was afraid for him, after everything taking place,” she said. “I was going out of my mind. I never feared for his life until the protests.”

She understands the anger many people feel toward police. She knows, too, that some of it could be justified. But the answer, she says, is not violence.

“I get pulled over, and it’s for a reason,” she said. “A broken tail light, it’s for [your] safety ... Police die protecting you. They chose to protect and serve, and they deserve respect.”

When someone encounters a police who acts unprofessionally, Jackson said, “They should call them out, file a report.”

In Texas, Cpl. Marcie St. John knew that a large but peaceful protest was underway in Dallas in response to fatal police shootings that week in Baton Rouge and suburban St. Paul, Minnesota.

She had finished her shift at about 8:30 p.m. and was on her way home – looking toward starting vacation the next day -- when she received a phone call from a colleague in law enforcement.

“My friend calls me and said, ‘Something is going downtown,’ something major,” St. John recalled.



Within minutes, she got an alert from her department, asking that everyone be ready to report to duty. At home, as she put on her tactical gear, she got a call from another friend who told her that her best friend, Michael Smith, her former partner, had been shot while on duty at the protest.

“He was a sound cop, a strong cop,” said St. John, whose brother, who also was a police officer, died in the line of duty when they both were rookies. “I never, ever thought it would happen to Mike.”

Sgt. Michael Smith was one of five Dallas police officers Micah Johnson killed on July 7. (Dallas Police Department) The killer was 25-year-old Micah Johnson, an Army veteran who told authorities he was upset about fatal police shootings and wanted to exterminate policemen, "especially white officers," officials said.

Johnson, who was killed by a robot-delivered bomb dispatched by Dallas police, had amassed a personal arsenal at his suburban home, including bomb-making materials, bulletproof vests, rifles, ammunition and a journal of combat tactics.

The killings marked the deadliest day for U.S. law enforcement since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. In all, 12 officers were shot.



“Everything that’s going on in law enforcement, officers being ambushed,” said St. John, “in my 25-year career, I’ve never seen this. All of our officers – their lives and their deaths – have to matter.”

She has been helping Smith's widow, Heidi, and their two young daughters put their lives back together.

The youngest daughter, who was 9 at the time of Smith's killing, has thought back to her last conversation with her father before he went off to work.

Smith asked his daughter for a kiss, but she said she was busy playing a game. He pressed again, saying "This may be the last time,” St. John said he told her.

Ten days before his own death, Montrell Jackson felt deeply distressed over the contentious protests and Dallas ambush – both as a police officer and a black man.

He said as much in a message he posted on his Facebook page.

 “I’m tired physically and emotionally,” he wrote, according to screen shots of his post, which was taken down after his death. “Disappointed in some family, friends and officers for some reckless comments, but hey, what’s in your heart is in your heart. I still love you all because hate takes too much energy, but I definitely won’t be looking at you the same. Thank you to everyone [who] has reached out to me or my wife – it was needed and much appreciated. I swear to God I love this city, but I wonder if this city loves me.”


Jackson saw himself as a bridge between police and black residents, saying he understood the difficulty of being in each group’s shoes.

“I’ve experienced so much in my short life, and the past 3 days have tested me to the core,” he wrote. “In uniform, I get nasty hateful looks and out of uniform some consider me a threat.”


He appealed to protesters.

“Please don’t let hate infect your heart,” Jackson wrote. “This city MUST and WILL get better. I’m working in these streets, so any protesters, officers, friends, family or whoever, if you see me and need a hug or want to say a prayer, I got you.”

In Missouri, Gavin Eugene Long, a black separatist, never saw, or cared about, Jackson’s plea. He traveled to Baton Rouge to hunt for police officers.

And that is where he ended the life of little Mason’s father.

Elizabeth Llorente is Senior Reporter for FoxNews.com, and can be reached at Elizabeth.Llorente@Foxnews.com. Follow her on https://twitter.com/Liz_Llorente