Archive for December 17th, 2007

COMSEC, Physical Security, Ordinance, CBRNE Medicine, and More

Running out of room at the hosting account I’ve been using to post “stuff”, I’ve got a lot of stuff I’ve been holding out on posting until I could find storage (and bandwidth) for it. That problem now solved, it’s time to celebrate with a big bunch of U.S. Army correspondence texts, all in Adobe PDF format. Today, spend some time reading about:

Communications Security (COMSEC)

Digital Circuits (and how to solder, as well)

Physical Security Planning and Installation Security

Explosive Ordinance Disposal, plus identifying ammunition and interpreting their markings and color codes

Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) protection and treatment.

Published in: General, Security | on December 17th, 2007 | Comments Off on COMSEC, Physical Security, Ordinance, CBRNE Medicine, and More

Honey, I Broke the Google

Whoops:

I hate when that happens…

Published in: 'D' for 'Dumb', Geekiness | on December 17th, 2007 | Comments Off on Honey, I Broke the Google

CRS Reports For All?

I missed this last week, but it seems there’s bipartisan legislation afoot to promote relatively unfettered access to Congressional Research Service reports. The limited availability of these reports has for years been a difficult-to-explain point of contention to many. While there’s no particular reason to believe this resolution will actually pass, it’s (another) step in the right direction.

Remember, CRS reports are prepared for Congress, and are the principal reference source for Senators and Representatives. They are, in a very real sense, the “intelligence” Congresscritters use when deliberating legislation. Not only would making this readily available permit an interesting environment for open-source analysis and fact-checking, but it would provide an excellent reference body for the public at large – like Wikipedia, only more narrowly focussed, and a little bit more reliable (which, I know, isn’t saying much…)

Published in: Geekiness, General, Security | on December 17th, 2007 | Comments Off on CRS Reports For All?