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By Leischen Stelter

Frances Rouse started her career in nuclear engineering, redesigning components in nuclear power plants. Her career migrated to the aerospace industry, where she was a design engineer on the F16 Fighting Falcon, fighter jet and V22 Osprey, tilt-rotor helicopter. However, she wasn’t totally happy and fulfilled by her career as an engineer. Learn more about her decision to pursue a degree in Intelligence Studies and some of the lessons she learned along the way.

By James Deater

Violence on the U.S./Mexico border continues to escalate as Mexican cartels and drug-trafficking organizations fight for control of smuggling routes. Throughout the last 5-to-8 years, many tactics have been employed on the border with no real long-term effects. Not only has the violence affected U.S. citizens, but the extreme cost of fighting this “unknown war” has caused many of the smaller municipal governments to go bankrupt and close down. Is this really the answer, to continue letting villages and towns die as they try to combat these known threats? What is the solution?

By Dave Malone                                                               
At the MI FBINAA Annual Retrainer, Donald McGehee, Division Chief, Department of Attorney General Alcohol & Gambling Enforcement Division for the State of Michigan, gave a presentation on the growing menace of illegal gaming through the services of “Internet Sweepstakes Cafés.” He reports that several states have been fighting the legality of the pop-up casinos in North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Texas, Utah, Massachusetts, Ohio and now in Michigan. What is your state doing to fight this (often) illegal form of gambling?

By Leischen Stelter

What have we learned from the 2008 Mumbai attacks, which consisted of 11 coordinated shooting and bombing attacks across India’s largest city? How can law enforcement agencies, first responders and cities be better prepared to respond to an incident of this scale?

Read more about how these questions were addressed by an esteemed panel during the 2012 International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in San Diego.