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2017 issue 2

TABLE OF CONTENTS

BY CHARLES "BUTCH" FARABEE

There have been many harrowing rescues in Yosemite, and this story is an epic example of unorthodox improvisation to get the job done!

New algorithms improve reliability
BY THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY

Fingerprint evidence is not infallible, particularly when quality is compromised. New algorithms reduce the impact of human subjectivity in analyzing latent prints.

BY CASEY BRUNELLE

Fundamental advice for the debate on responses to an active shooter situation.

A Review of the Facts
BY SCOTT NEWARK

The Omar Khadr case is one of factual and legal complexity. Is the government's rush to payment justified?

BY BLAIR GILMORE

Be brutally honest in identifying the goal – why are we going and what will we accomplish? If the goal is not reached, will we cut our losses and leave?

BY CASEY BRUNELLE

A flood of truth complexes intended to shape hearts and minds of voters is overpowering the value of balanced information and empowering a trend towards the Positive Feedback loop and unilateral policy-making. 

Canada’s Anti-Terrorism Bill 2.0
BY SCOTT NEWARK

With the return of Parliament on the near horizon, three security issues are sure to attract attention: the $10.5M payoff to Omar Khadr, the border issue for refugees, and Bill C-59, which merit review in FrontLine.

For First Responders
BY SEAN CANN-SHEPPARD

The ever increasing threat of bio-terrorism has led to modernizing the way we prepare for a potential outbreak. What are the implications for First-Responders?

A Cause for Insomnia
BY HAMID KARIMI

As a matter of public safety, government agencies should establish and, most importantly, enforce security standards for medical device technologies. 

Canada’s government is looking at the problem posed by North Korea from the wrong perspective. Extortion is looming as the basis for DPRK's nuclear arsenal.

BY DAVE McMAHON

In this age, the mouse has proved mightier than the missile, and the accessibility of the cyber space contributes to the fog and friction of war.