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2014 Headlines


Feds Offer Guidance on Body Cameras

Feds Offer Guidance on Body Cameras

A new report includes protocols for deciding which officers should wear body cameras, when the cameras should be activated and when consent should be obtained in order to record interactions with the public.

Customs and Border Protection Gets New Chief

Customs and Border Protection Gets New Chief

Officers with the nation’s largest law enforcement agency processed about 25 million cargo containers and 360 million travelers at U.S. ports of entry in fiscal year 2013, statistics show. More than 420,000 individuals were apprehended by Border P...

Study: Physicians Should Consider Patient’s Personality

Study: Physicians Should Consider Patient’s Personality

In a new study published by the American Psychological Association, researchers found that measuring personality traits such as conscientiousness could help doctors predict their patients’ risk for health problems.

Cyber Community Program Unveiled

Cyber Community Program Unveiled

According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, more than 250 cybersecurity incidents were reported to the agency’s Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team in 2013. Nearly 60% of the incidents involved the energy sector. 

Unleaded Avgas Being Tested for General Aviation

Unleaded Avgas Being Tested for General Aviation

Industry groups say the transition to unleaded aviation gas must not compromise performance or safety for operators of general aviation aircraft.

Disaster Preparedness in Spotlight

Disaster Preparedness in Spotlight

The Small Business Administration and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are among the organizations participating in National Preparedness Month.

College Degree Pays Off, Survey Finds

College Degree Pays Off, Survey Finds

Since the 1960s, the earnings gap between workers with a college degree and those with just a high school diploma has more than doubled, according to a recent report by the Pew Research Center.

Fewer Complaints Filed Against Air Carriers

Fewer Complaints Filed Against Air Carriers

The U.S. Department of Transportation reports a 14% drop in the number of complaints filed against airlines in 2013, even as total passenger traffic increased over the previous year to about 826 million travelers.

Justice Department Supports Lighter Drug Sentences

Justice Department Supports Lighter Drug Sentences

The nation’s top law enforcement official is backing a proposal to reduce the average federal prison sentence for drug traffickers by 11 months, saying it would ease prison crowding and save taxpayer money.

Mentor Program to Prepare Forensic Accountants

Mentor Program to Prepare Forensic Accountants

Forensic accounting professionals may work in a range of specialty areas, including fraud prevention, valuations, bankruptcy and insolvency, family law, computer forensics analysis and electronic data analysis.