The objectives of private companies and government do not always align, in fact it is seldom that they do. One has the role of supporting and protecting its citizens while the other provides products and services for those same people. There are some similarities in what they provide, but the methods and motivations are drastically different.
Terrorism is generally seen as one of those things that makes us think “I know it when I see it.” Like everything though, there is a definition for it. In fact, there are actually many definitions for it.
To simply look up “terrorism” on Google would tell you that it is “the unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims.”
One of the most important capabilities for any fighting force in history is logistics. While it is important to have the ability to defeat an opponent, it is equally important to have the ability to reach the battlefield quickly and with equipment intact. Once forces reach their areas of operation quickly and with their mission essential gear, it then becomes necessary to sustain those forces with necessities such as food, fuel, and ammunition.
Before a decision maker can be handed the information they need to make a choice, the information they need must be collected, processed, and analyzed. All of these tasks are pieces of the intelligence process discussed in our first intelligence series article, but the act of collecting information is one that comes in many forms. So how then does collection occur?
Intelligence is an important part of modern warfare and policing in the fight against terrorism, but exactly what it is and how it works is often a mystery to most people. While the word “intelligence” can mean a lot of things, in the context of national power (the Diplomatic, Information, Military, Economic, Financial, Intelligence, and Law Enforcement Power of a nation or organization) the word intelligence can be simply defined as information of military or political value and the collection of such information.
Traveling is an especially sensitive time for maintaining good personal security. Whether you’re going to another town or another continent, here are some of the reasons you’re more at risk when you’re on the road.
Protecting yourself is your own responsibility. No matter how good the police and security services are in your city and country, when a threat comes your way you are your own last line of defense. Ensuring your own security is known as Personal Security, or PERSEC, and here’s a few core concepts for how you can improve your own from Gecko Professional Services.
The way levels of security are decided is by balancing the need for security and the need for access. We decide how much security we can handle before it becomes too much of a problem. We may have two locks and a key card reader on an office door, but if I decide that using the key to turn both bolts is annoying and what is on the other side of the door is not that important then I’ll just use the key card reader because the need for security is not as great as my need for convenient access.
Gecko Professional Services is a division of the German training and services company, Project Gecko. The original intent of improving existing military infantry and SOF tactics and techniques while building new ones is being continued with GPS.