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Senate Hearing On Capitol Riot Underscores Value Of Intelligence In Preventing And Managing Crisis Situations

If you think an intelligence failure can’t lead to a crisis, then think again. As reported yesterday by the Washington Post, “Top officials responsible for security at the Capitol on Jan. 6 as it was overrun by a mob backing former president Donald Trump blamed wide-ranging intelligence failures for the deadly attack at a Senate …

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Tom Miller of ClearForce: Five Things Business Leaders Can Do To Create A Fantastic Work Culture

Initiate the shift — it’s not enough to talk the talk, you need to walk the walk.Culture change starts at the top, so when company leadership commits to making a change, they must actively work to put it into action. If they don’t, their words will hold no weight and change will not happen. As …

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Experts offer ways to keep pandemic from worsening veterans suicide crisis

HOT SPRINGS, Ark — With suicide rates among veterans stuck at an elevated level despite several years of intense focus, military and mental health experts have been studying how non-veterans can help and say we need to act now – beyond Veterans Day because the pandemic threatens to make the crisis worse. “I think veterans …

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5 Ways That Businesses Can Help Promote The Mental Wellness Of Their Employees

As a part of my series about the “5 Ways That Businesses Can Help Promote The Mental Wellness Of Their Employees” I had the pleasure of interviewing Tom Miller. Tom Miller is the CEO of ClearForce, a firm that specializes in the detection of workplace misconduct and high-risk behavior. Thank you so much for doing …

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Active duty suicide rates ‘on par’ with civilians, concerns grow for National Guard members in 2020: Pentagon

Suicide among active-duty U.S. military members is comparable with the rate of suicides among the U.S. adult population, a new Pentagon report highlights. According to the Annual Suicide Report (ASR), some 498 active duty military members took their own lives in 2019, maintaining a trend of increased suicides among active military members from 2014 to …

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Opinion: Veteran suicide crisis demands our full attention

Veterans are our heroes; our protectors; our fathers, mothers, sons and daughters. And despite the enormous role they play in guaranteeing our collective freedoms, far too many slip through the cracks as they depart the Department of Defense and transition into the Veterans Administration. This is unacceptable, and we owe it to our veterans to …

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Texas leads SBA pandemic relief loan fraud in national prosecutions

“The director of a Houston funeral home tried to embezzle millions of dollars from loans designed to help small businesses during the pandemic, pretending to own businesses that happen to belong to the largest Italian oil and gas corporation, federal investigators said. Jase DePaul Gautreaux, the director of Wingate Funeral Home in the Almeda area, …

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Security officers now require a more comprehensive insider threat solution

COVID-19 has initiated a whole new host of cybersecurity threats. Twitter was one of the latest victims, its employees allegedly being targeted so that hackers should take over the accounts of certain verified users. And just before that, a June 25 story in The New York Times detailed the way in which a foreign entity …

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‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ is preparing to return amid investigation — so what happens next?

Ellen DeGeneres is getting ready to return to work amid allegations of misconduct at her daytime talk show. Variety reports that senior creatives and producers are back on set this week as The Ellen DeGeneres Show winds down its summer hiatus with around 140 personnel gradually returning in stages. WarnerMedia is conducting an internal investigation …

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