Larry Snow with the Secure Transportation and Executive Protection News podcast for Wednesday, May 16th, 2018.
In Security News
More Maryland communities hiring private security guards
While there are 16,000 sworn police officers in Maryland, there are nearly double that number of private security guards, and there are 740 active security agencies in Maryland. Their job is to be a visible deterrent to de-escalate and to intervene if the police need their help.
There are 28,000 licensed and certified security guards in the state of Maryland, which is an increase of 5,000 since 2013. Maryland State Police process as many as 900 applications a month.
The Defense Security Service plans to shift to a risk-based approach, but needs to reach out to stakeholders, GAO says.
The Pentagon agency responsible for vetting contractors that handle classified information isn’t keeping up with the threat, according to an auditor’s report released Monday.
The Defense Security Service, or DSS, is responsible for vetting the security of over 12,000 contractor facilities, but could only accomplish about 60 percent of its workload during the 2016 fiscal year, according to the Government Accountability Office report.
In Driving News
Passing the vehicle in front of you is one of those things we often do but don’t give much thought. On an urban road, that slow driver in front of you may be problematic – BUT – once the decision has been made to pass a vehicle in an urban environment, realize and remember that you and your car are going to be spending a good deal of time in the wrong lane. To give you an idea of how much time and distance, if you are traveling at 50 mph and passing someone going 40 mph, you will need about 10 seconds and 736 feet to safely complete the pass.
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