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https://sm.asisonline.org/Pages/May-SM-Online.aspxMay 2019 SM OnlineGP0|#21788f65-8908-49e8-9957-45375db8bd4f;L0|#021788f65-8908-49e8-9957-45375db8bd4f|National Security;GTSet|#8accba12-4830-47cd-9299-2b34a43444652019-05-01T04:00:00Z<h4>​BODY CAMERAS</h4><p><a href="https://www.policeforum.org/assets/BWCCostBenefit.pdf">More than 80 percent of U.S. police agencies​</a> are either using body cams now or have plans to do so in the near future, according to a survey by the Police Executive Research Forum. </p><h4>POLICE USE OF BODY CAMS</h4><p> Washington, D.C., officials<a href="https://bwc.thelab.dc.gov/TheLabDC_MPD_BWC_Working_Paper_10.20.17.pdf"> released the results of their own randomized controlled trial of body cam​</a> use by the city's police department. The study surprised many by finding that body cam use had no detectable effects on police discretion, as measured by arrests for disorderly conduct.</p><h4>​AGING INFRASTRUCTURE</h4><p>The vast, aging U.S. Coast Guard infrastructure includes piers, docks, and other facilities.<a href="https://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-19-82"> The Coast Guard estimates that its backlog of improvement projects ​</a>would take $1.7 billion and nearly 400 years to address. </p><h4>MEXICO</h4><p><a href="https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/tracking-mexicos-cartels-2019">After a few years of declining murder rates, cartels in Mexico are locked​</a> in bloody turf wars, contributing to a dramatic rise in murders in 2017, according to a report from Stratfor.  </p><h4>911 TECHNOLOGY</h4><p><a href="https://www.ixpcorp.com/About/Newsroom/Company-News/IXP-Whitepaper-NG911-FirstNet-Emergency-Commu.aspx">A new white paper explores how 911 communication centers can navigate ​</a>Next Generation 911 technologies and the FirstNet public safety broadband network.</p><h4>IT SUPPLY CHAIN</h4><p>The U.S. Government Accountability Office<a href="https://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-18-667T"> assessed supply chains that U.S. federal agencies use to procure IT systems.​</a> </p><h4>​PRIVACY IN EUROPE</h4><p>The European Union <a href="https://eugdpr.org/the-regulation/">began enforcing the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018,</a> forcing organizations to comply with vast privacy and data security regulations. </p><h4>PRIVACY IN CALIFORNIA<br></h4><p>California's Consumer Privacy Act <a href="https://www.caprivacy.org/">has similar privacy requirements as the EU's General Data Protection Regulation</a> and goes into effect on 1 January 2020.</p><h4>CENSUS</h4><p>The U.S. Supreme Court will <a href="https://www.scotusblog.com/2019/02/court-will-review-census-citizenship-dispute-this-term/">review a challenge a citizenship question in the 2020 census.​</a> </p><h4>SEXUAL HARASSMENT<br></h4><p><a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-otc-titlevii/sleeping-with-the-boss-rumor-is-sex-discrimination-4th-circuit-idUSKCN1Q02EK">The U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that employers may be liable for not effectively addressing and stopping rumors​</a> of an alleged sexual relationship between a female employee and a male supervisor. </p><h4>TSA</h4><p>Two U.S. Congressmen reintroduced legislation to<a href="https://lowey.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/chairs-lowey-and-thompson-introduce-bill-improve-tsa-frontline-workforce"> improve the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) frontline workforce​</a>, granting TSA officers certain benefits. </p><h4>RACIAL DISCRIMINATION<br></h4><p><a href="http://gothamist.com/2019/02/18/hair_style_discrimination_nyc.php">The New York Commission on Human Rights issued new guidelines ​</a>outlining that segregating people based on their hair or hairstyles is a type of racial discrimination. </p><h4>​SEXUAL MISCONDUCT</h4><p>The Nevada Gaming Commission<a href="https://www.apnews.com/0eb7723534464af696620c9a92649834"> fined casino magnate Steve Wynn's former company a record $20 million​</a> for failing to investigate sexual misconduct claims against Wynn. </p><h4>CORRUPTION<br></h4><p>Pakistan's National Accountability Bureau indicted the country's opposition leader, <a href="https://www.voanews.com/a/pakistan-s-opposition-leader-indicted-on-corruption-charges/4791625.html">Shahbaz Sharif, of corruption charges related to a housing scheme.​</a></p><h4>TRANSGENDER DISCRIMINATION</h4><p>An Iowa District Court<a href="https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/02/16/transgender-prison-nurse-sues-iowa-alleged-discrimination-aclu-state-civil-rights-corrections/2894376002/"> ordered the state to pay a transgender nurse $120,000 in damages​</a> due to gender-related discrimination. </p><h4>FIREARMS</h4><p>New York's Senate Bill S101A would <a href="https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2019/s101">restrict schools' ability to authorize the possession of a weapon​</a> on school grounds to certain officers or agents of a law enforcement agency. </p><h4>GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWNS<br></h4><p>The U.S. Government Employee Fair Treatment Act of 2019<a href="https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/24"> requires federal government or D.C. public employees​</a> furloughed or required to work during a lapse in appropriations to be compensated for the lapse on the earliest date possible after the lapse ends.</p><h4>SEXUAL ASSAULT<br></h4><p><a href="https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2019/s2440">New York's Senate Bill S2440 (19R) pauses the statute of limitations for criminal and civil prosecution​</a> for sexual offenses committed against children, so the clock does not begin to run until the victim turns 23. </p><h4>FAMILY LEAVE<br></h4><p>New Jersey's S2528 (18R) expands the state's paid family leave program, <a href="https://www.politico.com/states/new-jersey/story/2019/02/19/murphy-signs-bill-expanding-new-jerseys-paid-family-leave-law-859501?nname=new-jersey-playbook&nid=0000014f-1646-d88f-a1cf-5f46b6de0000&nrid=00000168-3ed4-d363-a1eb-fefdf9cb0000&nlid=630315">doubling how much time employees can take off for the care of a new child or sick relative​</a>, and raising pay received during the absence.</p><h4>AGE DISCRIMINATION</h4><p>The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit <a href="https://www.xperthr.com/news/age-bias-protections-restricted-for-job-applicants-7th-circuit-rules/35980/">ruled that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act does not provide age bias protection to job applicants​</a> who allege they were victimized by disparate impact discrimination.</p><h4>TRANSPARENCY</h4><p>The Los Angeles County Superior Court ruled against police unions, finding that secret records of police misconduct and shootings, even ones filed before 2018,<a href="https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-police-records-los-angeles-20190219-story.html"> must be released under a new state transparency law, SB 1421.</a></p><p><br></p>

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https://sm.asisonline.org/Pages/Weapon-Weaknesses.aspx2019-02-01T05:00:00ZWeapon Weaknesses
https://sm.asisonline.org/Pages/A-Shock-to-the-System.aspx2018-12-01T05:00:00ZA Shock to the System
https://sm.asisonline.org/Pages/Maritime_Maladies.aspx2018-12-01T05:00:00ZMaritime Maladies
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https://sm.asisonline.org/Pages/Crossed-Wires.aspx2018-11-01T04:00:00ZCrossed Wires
https://sm.asisonline.org/Pages/Disastrously-Unprepared.aspx2018-11-01T04:00:00ZDisastrously Unprepared
https://sm.asisonline.org/Pages/Cybersecurity-and-Infrastructure.aspx2018-10-01T04:00:00ZQ&A: Cybersecurity and Infrastructure
https://sm.asisonline.org/Pages/Portrait-of-a-Shooter.aspx2018-10-01T04:00:00ZPortrait of a Shooter
https://sm.asisonline.org/Pages/Zakaria-Touches-on-Turmoil.aspx2018-09-25T04:00:00ZZakaria Touches on Turmoil
https://sm.asisonline.org/Pages/Election-Hardening.aspx2018-09-01T04:00:00ZElection Hardening
https://sm.asisonline.org/Pages/Soft-Targets,-Hard-Challenges.aspx2018-09-01T04:00:00ZSoft Targets, Hard Challenges
https://sm.asisonline.org/Pages/Cyber-Goals-Past-Due.aspx2018-08-01T04:00:00ZCyber Goals: Past Due
https://sm.asisonline.org/Pages/Brac-to-the-Future.aspx2018-07-01T04:00:00ZBrac to the Future
https://sm.asisonline.org/Pages/Far-Distant-Clearings.aspx2018-06-01T04:00:00ZFar Distant Clearings
https://sm.asisonline.org/Pages/Space-Jam.aspx2018-05-01T04:00:00ZSpace Jam
https://sm.asisonline.org/Pages/The-Land-of-Plunder.aspx2018-04-01T04:00:00ZThe Land of Plunder?
https://sm.asisonline.org/Pages/The-Price-of-Destruction.aspx2018-04-01T04:00:00ZThe Price of Destruction
https://sm.asisonline.org/Pages/Paving-the-Way.aspx2018-03-01T05:00:00ZPaving the Way

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