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Thursday, July 15, 2021

Investigative teams need to be viewed as fair and impartial, both to retain their credibility and to continue receiving tips.  Every subject and complainant is entitled to the same level of diligence from your team, no matter their position or seniority.  Subjects are also legally protected from being treated differently because of demographic factors including…

Monday, June 7, 2021

This post is a continuation of “Cybersecurity: Don’t Wait, You Might Be Next!“, which outlines the new cybersecurity risks facing investigative agencies and provides ways they can insulate themselves from the loss or leakage of highly privileged information. #3 – Protect User Credentials Password requirements have gotten more complex over the years.  There’s a good…

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Government cybersecurity has been a concern for decades, especially at the federal level. The attention it has received in the past few months, however, is an order of magnitude higher than in recent history.  Recent cybersecurity threats (on two different fronts) have managed to capture much of the attention not devoted to pandemic response. The…

Monday, April 26, 2021

The government-wide Federal Employee Viewpoints Survey (FEVS) is still awaiting formal release by the Office of Personnel Management, but enough agencies have reported their individual results to recognize a pattern.  The biggest agencies are receiving low marks on the same items they did in previous years. According to FEDweek, some of the most negative responses…

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

If your investigative agency is looking for a new case management system, you probably already know how hard it is to put together a list of all the features it needs in order to fully support your team.  There are multiple user types, multiple case stages and multiple case outcomes – and they all need…