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Are You Down With Ppp? A Look At Prohibited Personnel Practices In The United States Government, Editor Aug 2010

Are You Down With Ppp? A Look At Prohibited Personnel Practices In The United States Government, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses the prevalence of identified proscribed personnel practices, and the power dynamics of such identifications among federal employees.


Spot Off: The Gao Takes On The Tsa’S Behavior Detection Program, Editor May 2010

Spot Off: The Gao Takes On The Tsa’S Behavior Detection Program, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recently Issued Efforts to Validate TSA’s Passenger Screening Behavior Detection Program Underway, but Opportunities Exist to Strengthen Validation and Address Operational Problems (May 2010, GAO-10-763). This IBPP article will describe and comment on the main GAO findings and additional data on which the findings are based. The article will end with some basic challenges to behavior detection as a useful security measure.


Trends. The Federal Bureau Of Investigation Reform Act Of 2003 (S.1440): A Polygraph Update, Editor Aug 2003

Trends. The Federal Bureau Of Investigation Reform Act Of 2003 (S.1440): A Polygraph Update, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This Trends article discusses The Federal Bureau of Investigation Reform Act of 2003 (S.1440), and the continuing popularity of the polygraph with security bureaucracies.


Trends. Espionage And Sex: A Commentary On Personnel Security Criteria, Editor Apr 2003

Trends. Espionage And Sex: A Commentary On Personnel Security Criteria, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This Trends article discusses one aspect of sexual orientation – homosexuality - in a security and intelligence context.


Trends. Disclosure Of Post-9-11 Arrestees And Maslow’S Hierarchy Of Needs, Editor Nov 2002

Trends. Disclosure Of Post-9-11 Arrestees And Maslow’S Hierarchy Of Needs, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This Trends article discusses the Maslowian hierarchy of needs in the context of 9-11 terrorist attacks and the relationship between executive and judicial branches of American government.


The Societal Costs Of Surveillance: An Alternative View On Civil Liberties Constraints, Editor Sep 2002

The Societal Costs Of Surveillance: An Alternative View On Civil Liberties Constraints, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article explores some psychological phenomena bearing on the consequences of civil liberties constraints.


Trends. Fetishism, Secrecy, And Security, Editor May 2002

Trends. Fetishism, Secrecy, And Security, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses the Federation of American Scientists’ Secrecy News and how it characterized the Bush Administration’s stance towards the President’s Daily Brief as “fetishism.”


Trends. Personnel Security And Counterintelligence: No Evidence Of Racial Bias As Racism, Editor Aug 2001

Trends. Personnel Security And Counterintelligence: No Evidence Of Racial Bias As Racism, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses the concepts of race and racial bias in the context of espionage investigations carried out by the US Department of Energy (DOE) and the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).


Trends. Border Security Legislation, Terrorism-Sponsoring Nations, And Evil, Editor Jun 2001

Trends. Border Security Legislation, Terrorism-Sponsoring Nations, And Evil, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The IBPP editor discusses limiting temporary visas for visitors from alleged terrorism-sponsoring nations as a way of "tightening" the security of national borders.


Trends. Homosexual Politics And Security: The American Psychological Association (Apa) Brief Of Amicus Curiae No. 99-699, Editor Aug 2000

Trends. Homosexual Politics And Security: The American Psychological Association (Apa) Brief Of Amicus Curiae No. 99-699, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses the American Psychological Association's (APA's) brief of amicus curiae, which the APA submitted in order to provide a context for the Supreme Court of the United States to review the policy of the Boy Scouts of America and Monmouth Council, Boy Scouts of America, which involved the Boy Scouts, homosexuality, and claims about discrimination against homosexuals.


A Textual Analysis Of Security: The Republican Platform As Propaganda, Editor Aug 2000

A Textual Analysis Of Security: The Republican Platform As Propaganda, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article comments on international security appraisals and pledges contained in the United States (US) Republican Party platform at the 2000 Republican National Convention.


State Security And Affairs Of State, Editor May 2000

State Security And Affairs Of State, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article elaborates on an intractable conflict among two types of security Issues facing a foreign ministry.


Trends. Wanted: Russian Nuclear Security And A Primer On Russian Psychology, Editor Nov 1999

Trends. Wanted: Russian Nuclear Security And A Primer On Russian Psychology, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses whether or not the United States Government (USG) tax payer's dollars-if any-should be expended towards nuclear security in Russia.


Trends. A Strategic-Moral Calculus: For The Mathematically Or Morally Challenged?, Editor Nov 1998

Trends. A Strategic-Moral Calculus: For The Mathematically Or Morally Challenged?, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses the strategic-moral calculus that confronts the United States Government (USG) on many fronts.


Blowing Smoke: Tobacco Companies, Anti-Tobacco Tax Policies, And International Security May 1998

Blowing Smoke: Tobacco Companies, Anti-Tobacco Tax Policies, And International Security

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article illustrates how governmental tax policymakers are an insignificant threat to tobacco companies. Security implications are alluded to--viz., company relationships with illicit trafficking organizations, the health of populations, and tax policies towards illegal drugs if the last were to become legal.


Trends. A Strategic Defense Initiative Against Biological Warfare: Sense? Nonsense? Mal Vu, Mal Dit?, Editor Mar 1998

Trends. A Strategic Defense Initiative Against Biological Warfare: Sense? Nonsense? Mal Vu, Mal Dit?, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) that was initiated by United States (US) President Ronald Reagan during his first term.


Deja Vu In 1946: Reinterpreting The Origins Of Containment, Jonathan Barry Jan 1998

Deja Vu In 1946: Reinterpreting The Origins Of Containment, Jonathan Barry

Honors Theses

For nearly fifty years, mainstream Cold War historians have credited George Kennan with ushering in a new age in foreign policy. Kennan did, after all, send a "Long Telegram" from Moscow on February 22, 1946 that crystallized for the US government a policy of "containing" the Soviet regime. Kennan, a State Department official and expert on Soviet affairs, submitted to Secretary of State James Byrnes an 8,000 word telegram depicting a communist government bent on upholding the expansionist tradition of the Russian czars. He further claimed that "all Soviet efforts on... [an] international plane will be negative and destructive ...


Trends. Encrypting Encryption: Some Comments On S. 909, Secure Public Networks Act Aug 1997

Trends. Encrypting Encryption: Some Comments On S. 909, Secure Public Networks Act

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses The use of technology and telecommunications being employed by people in the commission of crimes, viz., terrorism and organized crime.