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(2017,
issue 1)
BY JONATHAN CALOF
A new approach for addressing complex projects and procurements

At FrontLine, we search out new ideas and concepts that could help enhance safety and security.

(2017,
issue 1)
BY SCOTT NEWARK

Expanding pre-border clearance in Canada and the United States was among the highest priority initiatives contained in the Beyond the Border (BTB) Agreement. Pre border clearance essentially permits screening of travellers and cargo before arrival at the Canada-US border which speeds up the process significantly.

(2017,
issue 1)

Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR), is often described as the foundation on which every crisis response depends. Importantly, such data allows commanders to identify and interpret mission-critical factors that influence the operational environment so they can effectively plan a response and assign their resources for optimal success. In today’s ever-evolving threat continuum, innovation in this area can provide responders with the added leverage necessary to achieve the end goal.

(2017,
issue 1)
BY NICOLA DAVIES

According to Peter Drucker, a renowned leader in the development of management education, “Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results, not attributes.” This notion of leadership is quite evident in the context of professionals who work in emergency services or other frontline professions. In this realm, the difference between a competent worker and a senior leader takes on a whole new meaning.

(2017,
issue 1)
BY CASEY BRUNELLE
the Pathway to Sustainable Conflict Resolution

The collapse of the Berlin Wall and subsequent end of the Cold War brought about myriad dramatic geopolitical changes for all states, whether they were direct players in that confrontation or not.

(2017,
issue 1)
BY KEN CHADDER
Command and Control Capability for Public Safety

A command and control system provides the technology as well as the equipment, communications and procedures to enable a commander to plan, direct and command operations. The ability to collate, analyze and interpret vast amounts of information and turn it into actionable intelligence – allowing a commander to make timely and accurate decisions – is critical.

(2017,
issue 1)
BY NICOLA DAVIES

Some startling research findings were presented at the recent 2017 British Psychological Society’s Occupational Psychology Conference. For Air Traffic Controllers (ATCs) were singled out as having one of the most stressful and high-risk vocations. Dr. Nicola Davies spoke to Geoff Trickey, Chartered Psychologist and MD of Psychological Consultancy Limited, about his ATC research and how personality Risk Types affect performance.

(2017,
issue 1)
BY NICOLA DAVIES
The Positive Side of Post-traumatic Stress

Exposure to trauma is commonplace for men and women in the fire and rescue service. Prior to becoming official fire and rescue personnel, they undergo a recruitment and selection process followed by rigorous training and development to help them navigate through dangerous situations with as few fatalities and injuries as possible. Despite this, constantly being exposed to large fires and health hazards, and at the same time dealing with burn victims and injured comrades, can take its toll, making them susceptible to post-traumatic stress.

(2017,
issue 1)
BY MARTHA J. LAGUARDIA-KOTITE
Newest flagships enhance National Security

It is July 2013 and U.S. Coast Guard deck hands take in the mooring lines aboard Coast Guard Cutter Stratton, a Legend-class National Security Cutter. Stratton slowly drifts away from the San Diego pier, sounding three short blasts to alert nearby maritime traffic that the 418-foot steel vessel was backing out. The engines shift, increasing speed ahead, and USCGC Stratton is outbound for sea.

(2017,
issue 1)
Maritime Extended Border Security

The USCG is currently part of the Department of Homeland Security and is also part of the Department of Defense, through Title X of the National Defense Act. It is a hybrid agency that works maritime security in the broad sense of the word – from the low end to the higher end of the threat environment.

(2017,
issue 1)
BY J. PRAKASH
(Malaysia, Indonesia and Philippines)

Malaysian authorities recently announced the violent death of Al-Habisi – a key ring leader of the violent terror group called Abu Sayyaf.

Port Security
(2017,
issue 1)
BY K. JOSEPH SPEARS , KILEY SAMPSON and DARRYL ANDERSON

Is the present security regime sufficiently robust and resilient when it comes to marine terminals? Ranging in size from small passenger docks to large, sophisticated multimillion-dollar cargo loading facilities, they are often situated near urban areas or sensitive marine environments, and may involve a variety of dangerous goods.


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