“Tactical Transparency” In building upon this concept of a basic geographical
correlation of DTO activity and social media use throughout Mexico, the focus
now shifts to examining how social media is used as a tool to aid other
Publisher: Jeffrey Frank Jones
Over 3,100 total pages ... CONTENTS: The Nexus of Extremism and Trafficking: Scourge of the World or So Much Hype? Crossing Our Red Lines About Partner Engagement in Mexico Two Faces of Attrition: Analysis of a Mismatched Strategy against Mexican and Central American Drug Traffickers Combating Drug Trafficking: Variation in the United States' Military Cooperation with Colombia and Mexico Ungoverned Spaces in Mexico: Autodefensas, Failed States, and the War on Drugs in Michoacan U.S. SOUTHWEST BORDER SECURITY: AN OPERATIONAL APPROACH TWO WARS: OVERSEAS CONTINGENCY OPERATIONS AND THE WAR ON DRUGS WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED FROM THE WAR ON DRUGS? AN ASSESSMENT OF MEXICO’S COUNTERNARCOTICS STRATEGY THE DIVERSIFICATION OF MEXICAN TRANSNATIONAL CRIMINAL ORGANIZATIONS AND ITS EFFECTS ON SPILLOVER VIOLENCE IN THE UNITED STATES Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations: Matching Strategy to Threat THE IMPACTS OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON CITIZEN SECURITY BEHAVIOR IN MEXICO Combating Transnational Organized Crime: Strategies and Metrics for the Threat Beyond Merida: A Cooperative Counternarcotics Strategy for the 21st Century MEXICAN DRUG CARTELS AND TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS, A NEW ALLIANCE? THE EFFECTIVE BUSINESS PRACTICES OF MEXICAN DRUG TRAFFICKING ORGANIZATIONS (DTOs) DRUG TRAFFICKING AND POLICE CORRUPTION: A COMPARISON OF COLOMBIA AND MEXICO CRISIS IN MEXICO: ASSESSING THE MÉRIDA INITIATIVE AND ITS IMPACT ON US-MEXICAN SECURITY BORDER SECURITY: IS IT ACHIEVABLE ON THE RIO GRANDE? Borders and Borderlands in the Americas PREVENTING BULK CASH AND WEAPONS SMUGGLING INTO MEXICO: ESTABLISHING AN OUTBOUND POLICY ON THE SOUTHWEST BORDER FOR CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTON DRUG TRAFFICKING WITHIN MEXICO: A LAW ENFORCEMENT ISSUE OR INSURGENCY? USSOCOM’s Role in Addressing Human Trafficking Southwest Border Violence: Issues in Identifying and Measuring Spillover Violence National Security Threats at the U.S.-Mexico Border Merida Initiative: Proposed U.S. Anticrime and Counterdrug Assistance for Mexico and Central America COCAINE TRAFFICKING THROUGH WEST AFRICA: THE HYBRIDIZED ILLICIT NETWORK AS AN EMERGING TRANSNATIONAL THREAT ORGANIZED CRIME AND TERRORIST ACTIVITY IN MEXICO, 1999-2002 Is the Narco-violence in Mexico an Insurgency? THE USE OF TERRORISM BY DRUG TRAFFICKING ORGANIZATIONS’ PARAMILITARY GROUPS IN MEXICO An Approach to the 40-Year Drug War EXPLOITING WEAKNESSES: AN APPROACH TO COUNTER CARTEL STRATEGY MEXICO AND THE COCAINE EPIDEMIC: THE NEW COLOMBIA OR A NEW PROBLEM? EXPLAINING VARIATION IN THE APPREHENSION OF MEXICAN DRUG TRAFFICKING CARTEL LEADERS Drug Cartels and Gangs in Mexico and Central America: A View through the Lens of Counterinsurgency The COIN Approach to Mexican Drug Cartels: Square Peg in a Round Hole Counterinsurgency and the Mexican Drug War THE UNTOLD STORY OF MEXICO’S RISE AND EVENTUAL MONOPOLY OF THE METHAMPHETAMINE TRADE Competing with the Cartels: How Mexico's Government Can Reduce Organized Crime's Economic Grip on its People FIGHTING CORRUPTION IN MEXICO: LESSONS FROM COLOMBIA Defeating Mexico's Drug Trafficking Organizations: The Range of Military Operations in Mexico Drug Trafficking as a Lethal Regional Threat in Central America What Explains the Patterns of Diversification in Drug Trafficking Organizations Evaluating the Impact of Drug Trafficking Organizations on the Stability of the Mexican State
How Nonprofits Can Stay OPEN By John C. Havens For-profit organizations
focused on being transparent face the challenge of ... There are four primary
OPEN characteristics to this Tactical Transparency nonprofits should identify right
Author: Brian Reich
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Essential strategies the nonprofit community can use to take advantage of rapidly changing technologies and new communication methods in our ultra-connected society In these challenging economic times, it is more important than ever for nonprofits to focus on shaping policy, building capacity, developing talent, improving their marketing and promotion, fundraising, and developing partnerships/collaboration for organizational success. Shift & Reset: Strategies for Supporting Causes in a Connected Society teaches the nonprofit/social change/philanthropy/cause community how to take advantage of rapidly changing technologies and new communication ecosystem that exist in our connected society. Addresses the most critical challenges facing the nonprofit/social change/philanthropy/cause community Re-envisions how we support causes and address serious issues in our connected society Outlines how organizations must operate—and what happens when they don't re-think their work Features interviews with over twenty-five leading thinkers/authors/organizational leaders Innovative and right on time, Shift & Reset equips nonprofit professionals with a set of three core principles, a five-step checklist of immediate action items, as well as a list of ten "must-read" items.
(2009) OMB Memo M10-06. http://www.whitehouse.gov/open/documents/open-
government-directive. Accessed April 1, 2012. 5. Holtz, Shel, Havens, John C.,
and Johnson, Lynne D. (2008) Tactical Transparency: How Leaders Can
Author: Adam Crowe
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Political Science
As a relatively young field, emergency management has already undergone considerable evolution and change. And now that Web 2.0 technologies and social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter have become inherently ingrained in all facets of our lives, emergency managers must once again re-evaluate best practices and standardized approaches. Providing a roadmap for twenty-first century emergency management best practices, Leadership in the Open: A New Paradigm in Emergency Management examines public expectations relative to the use of communication and Web 2.0 technologies for emergency management activities. It covers current technologies along with the public’s demand for transparency and ever-increasing need for instant information and updates. The book is divided into three sections that focus on the fundamentals of social media, the potential effects of its strategic use in disaster management, and the attitude of engagement that is effective for community commitment. Coverage includes efficiency, magnification, humility, creativity, ethics, the tension of changing public expectations, and long-standing best practices within the emergency management community. This book builds on the author's bestseller, Disasters 2.0: The Application of Social Media Systems for Modern Emergency Management, by looking at an emergency manager's role not simply by job function, but on what the public demands. Filled with extensive real-world examples, this is an ideal guide for leaders in emergency management, first-response, and business continuity—as well as advanced level students preparing to enter the field.
WORKSHOP ON WARHEAD TRANSPARENCY hosted by the Federation of
American Scientists , Washington D.C. ... It would like to have transparency in tactical nuclear - warhead stocks and , if Russia's stock is much larger than that of
This is the longest chapter in the book, because more than any other architectural
feature, windows have proven most useful for tactical diagramming. Not only their transparency but also their size, relationship to architectural features and each ...
Author: Sid Heal
Publisher: Lantern Books
This book is not about construction, although you will learn about building codes and practices. It is not about tactics, although the information gained by knowing a floor plan will undoubtedly affect them. Instead, this book is designed to provide a quick and simple method of confidently determining floor plans by using outside architectural features. It assumes no knowledge of construction or tactics and is designed to be useful whether it is read cover to cover or occasionally referred to as a reference. It provides time-tested, tried and true principles that any tactician can use to determine avenues of approach, observation and fields of fire, obstacles, and cover or concealment, not to mention where a suspect might be most vulnerable. Using this essential tool for quick and clear comprehension of tactical diagramming, even a novice tactical planner will learn to use windows, doors, vents and other clues to confidently determine interior features. After reading this book, it will be clear that the proverbial “glass house” is in the mind’s eye!
In contrast to some transparency in strategic nuclear weapons that has been
created between the U.S. and Russia by arms control treaties , transparency in tactical nuclear weapons - an entire category of nuclear weapons – is still lacking
Author: Annette Schaper
Category: Nuclear nonproliferation
Increased transparency of nuclear-weapons-related information is an indispensable prerequisite for more progress in nuclear disarmament and its verification. For many years, and on various occasions, it has been demanded by the international community. At the 2000 NPT Review Conference, nuclear transparency was part of the thirteen practical steps for the systematic and progressive efforts to implement Article VI of the Treaty on the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons, which were agreed on by consensus. Step 9B stipulates "increased transparency by the nuclear-weapon States with regard to their nuclear weapons capabilities and the implementation of agreements pursuant to Article VI and as a voluntary confidence-building measure to support further progress on nuclear disarmament. But there is not yet any such commitment on the part of the nuclear-weapon states. Today the world is not even informed about the status quo of nuclear disarmament: How many nuclear weapons are stationed in which countries? Which types of weapons? How many are being held in reserve and how many are being dismantled? The numbers are not exactly known; the reports on weapon dismantlement remains vague. Only a few countries have published figures of their holdings of nuclear materials, the quantities of others are still shrouded in secrecy. Transparency would also be needed during the process of nuclear disarmament. There are plenty of open questions that must be dealt with in order to prepare for the next disarmament steps. They do not only concern numbers, types or locations of existing warheads but also quantities and properties of fissile materials, information on production facilities or information on activities that help understand the compliance with nuclear arms control treaties. Examples of possible further steps in nuclear disarmament are: verification of nuclear weapon disarmament; a fissile material cut-off treaty (FMCT); projects and treaties on the disposition of excess weapons plutonium -- and safeguards, projects and treaties on assistance for improving the security of fissile materials in Russia; further reforms of international safeguards, especially in cases where these are implemented in nuclear-weapon possessing states outside the NPT; and the implementation of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT). All such measures would be facilitated by more information related to nuclear weapons, but the situation is still far from satisfying. A lot of this information is still secret and their owners do not want to release it. There are several reasons for this secrecy. An obvious one is counter-productive side effects to transparency: some information might be proliferation relevant; e.g., it has the potential to be useful in illegal nuclear-weapons programs elsewhere. This is a major problem because intrusive verification goes to the heart of sensitive nuclear-weapons information and might inadvertently spread knowledge that is better kept secret. Although nuclear transparency must have a limit, therefore, it is unclear where this limit should be placed: where an ideal demarcation between transparency and secrecy should lie. Apparently, the secrecy goes far beyond what is necessary for reasons of nonproliferation. This paper will focus on information related to nuclear weapons with the following questions: Is transparency of the information useful for nuclear disarmament and arms control? Would transparency enhance the risk of nuclear proliferation? Would it pose other security risks, and which kind of security risks are they? Is the current secrecy of information adequate? Which other reasons for secrecy may be assumed?
... for supporting decisions that affect units, such as which Navy and Marine
Corps Reserve squadrons to decommission, we remain concerned about the transparency of the process for reducing the force to those with oversight
Author: Institut international de recherches pour la paixPublish On: 2003
Conclusions Nicholas Zarimpas The chapters in this volume demonstrate that
greater transparency in the ... States eventually agree to address the issue of
nondeployed warheads , including warheads for their tactical nuclear weapons ?
Author: Institut international de recherches pour la paix
Publisher: SIPRI Research Reports
Category: Political Science
These studies address the technical means and procedures for establishing transparency in nuclear warheads and materials in the nuclear weapons states.
of the Tactical Air Control Center and various staff officers in Washington DC. The
Defense Intelligence Agency's (DIA) concept of operations was an ad hoc
improvisation for the specific situation of Operation Desert Storm (Mandeles,
Author: International Monetary Fund StaffPublish On: 2006-03-02
Choice of Counterparties and Transparency III Survey of Foreign Exchange
Intervention in Developing Countries Table ... Discretion also allows the central
bank to accommodate market conditions and gives it room for tactical
Author: International Monetary Fund Staff
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
Category: Business & Economics
Despite increasing exchange rate flexibility, central banks in emerging markets still intervene in their foreign exchange markets for several reasons. In doing so, they face many operational questions, including on the degree of transparency and the choice of markets and counterparties. This paper identifies elements of best practice in official foreign exchange intervention, presents survey evidence on intervention practices in developing countries, and assesses the effectiveness of intervention in Mexico and Turkey.
Author: BusinessNews PublishingPublish On: 2014-10-28
... transparency can lead to amazing things. Organizations benefit from a more
efficient process of decision making and tactical execution as players are more
informed, operations speed up, and problems are identified more readily along
Author: BusinessNews Publishing
Category: Business & Economics
The must-read summary of Barbara and Elizabeth Pagano's book: "The Transparency Edge: How Credibility Can Make or Break You in Business". This complete summary of the ideas from Barbara and Elizabeth Pagano's book "The Transparency Edge" shows that, in the wake of numerous high-profile business and accounting disasters, transparency delivers clear and compelling business benefits. In their book, the authors highlight the advantages of an honest and transparent management style and the nine key behaviors that are decisive in assessing the credibility of leaders. This summary will teach you the importance of intellectual honesty and the techniques that you can use to improve your leadership skills. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand key concepts • Expand your business knowledge To learn more, read "The Transparency Edge" and discover why you should become a transparent company and become the best leader you can be.
would result in additional wear and tear on tactical equipment and increase
overall training costs. ... within the department, the lack of transparency in the
funds needed to support ballistic missile defense training hinders DOD's ability to
Author: John H. Pendleton
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Since 2002, the DoD has spent over $80 billion on developing and fielding a Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) comprised of various land-and-sea-based elements employed by multiple combatant commands and services. Since the time available to iontercept a missile is short, integrating training among all org. involved is important to connect seams where commands and elements must work together. This report assessed the exent to which DoD has: (1) developed a plan for integrating BMDS training across and among commands and multiple elements, and identified training roles, responsibilities, and authorities; and (2) identified and budgeted for the resources to support training. Charts and tables. A print on demand report.
I don't mean to suggest that hedge fund investors need to have full position transparency on a regular basis. I do suggest that many hedge fund managers
offer so little in the way of tactical and risk transparency that investors would be
Author: Gregory Curtis
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Indispensable advice for building a lasting financial legacy Building wealth is hard to do, but maintaining that wealth across generations is even more challenging. In The Stewardship of Wealth: Successful Private Wealth Management for Investors and Their Advisors + Website, wealth advice expert Gregory Curtis reveals the investment secrets of the world's wealthiest families, so that financial planners, fund managers, and wealthy individuals everywhere can follow in their footsteps. Outlining the best practices for preserving and growing wealth, the book details exactly how to build a lasting financial legacy in the face of taxes, inflation, investment costs, and the conflicts of interest that are endemic to the financial advisory business. Wealthy families are at the very heart of America's exceptionalism, of the vigor, resilience, and creativity that have made the U.S. the most successful nation in history. The Stewardship of Wealth's discusses the crucial role private wealth continues to play in America's remarkable economic and cultural success and the issues wealthy families and their advisors face, presenting a step-by-step guide to better managing liquid wealth. Reveals the wealth management strategies employed by America's wealthiest families and their financial managers Explores the challenges to ensuring that money stays in the family, from portfolio design to manager selection to monitoring investment performance, and much more Details the essential steps for ensuring a lasting financial legacy An examination of the key issues involved in managing private wealth, especially for affluent families, The Stewardship of Wealth + Website is the ultimate guide to building a financial legacy that will last.
... stonewalling-at-the-social-innovation-fund.html); see also Tactical Philanthropy
, “Transparency Controversy at the Social ... August 20, 2010 (www.
Author: Ron Haskins
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Category: Political Science
The first comprehensive history of the Obama administration's evidence-based initiatives. From its earliest days, the Obama administration planned and enacted several initiatives to fund social programs based on rigorous evidence of success. Ron Haskins and Greg Margolis tell the story of six—spanning preschool and K-12 education, teen pregnancy, employment and training, health, and community-based programs. Readers will appreciate the fast-moving descriptions of the politics and policy debates that shaped these federal programs and the analysis of whether they will truly reshape federal social policy and greatly improve its impacts on the nation's social problems. Based on interviews with 134 individuals (including advocates, officials at the Office of Management and Budget and the Domestic Policy Council, Congressional staff, and officials in the federal agencies administering the initiatives) as well as Congressional and administration documents and news accounts, the authors examine each of the six initiatives in separate chapters. The story of each initiative includes a review of the social problem the initiative addresses; the genesis and enactment of the legislation that authorized the initiative; and the development of the procedures used by the administration to set the evidence standard and evaluation requirements—including the requirements for grant applications and awarding of grants.
As long as the consultations proceed , early measures , for instance those on
improving transparency on TNW stockpiles , may well be the subject of US -
Russian deliberations . The added value of such measures for Russia , however ,
is not ...
Author: United States Naval InstitutePublish On: 2004
Tactical transparency allows take a closer level of involvement . He trusted
Admirals the unit - level commander to defer decisions to a superior Raymond
Spruance and William Halsey to develop good that rightly should be within the
... and Patricia Ward Biederman The Naked Corporation: How the Age of
Transparency Will Revolutionize Business, by Don Tapscott Tactical Transparency: How Leaders Can Leverage Social Media to Maximize Value and
Build Their Brand, ...
Author: Dave Kerpen
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Category: Business & Economics
Applies the principles that organizations use in social media to business in general to spur growth, profits, and success.
... his administration has elected to move slowly on the issue of US tactical
nuclear weapons (TNWs) deployed in Europe. ... quo while examining some
options for increasing transparency and confidencebuilding measures regarding
Author: Paolo Foradori
Category: Political Science
This book offers a comprehensive examination of the important security issue of tactical nuclear weapons in Europe. Nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament have returned to the top of the international political agenda. The issue assumes particular importance in regard to NATO, given that some 150–200 US tactical nuclear weapons (TNWs) are still present in five countries belonging to the Alliance (Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Turkey). The past few years have seen animated debate in the United States and Europe on the role of such weapons in the current scenario of international security, and whether they can be further reduced or completely removed from Europe. Bringing together leading scholars and analysts of TNW with country-specific competences, this volume improves our understanding of this debate by providing in-depth analysis of the presence, role, perceived value and destiny of TNWs in Europe. The book addresses the issue in a systematic manner, taking into account the perspectives of all main actors directly or indirectly involved in the debate. This approach provides new and important insights that can inform both theoretical and policy work on a very critical and timely international issue, especially during the ongoing review of NATO's deterrence and defence posture. This book will be of much interest to students of European politics, European security, nuclear proliferation, and IR in general.
Diameter. Surface. Transparent. Material. Particles. Costas G. Fountzoulas
Abstract Ceramic technology has greatly enhanced the ballistic performance of transparency systems for future tactical platforms. To continue the rapid
Author: Vijay Chalivendra
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Technology & Engineering
Dynamic Behavior of Materials, Volume 1: Proceedings of the 2012 Annual Conference on Experimental and Applied Mechanics represents one of seven volumes of technical papers presented at the Society for Experimental Mechanics SEM 12th International Congress & Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics, held at Costa Mesa, California, June 11-14, 2012. The full set of proceedings also includes volumes on Challenges in Mechanics of Time -Dependent Materials and Processes in Conventional and Multifunctional Materials, Imaging Methods for Novel Materials and Challenging Applications, Experimental and Applied Mechanics, 2nd International Symposium on the Mechanics of Biological Systems and Materials 13th International Symposium on MEMS and Nanotechnology and, Composite Materials and the 1st International Symposium on Joining Technologies for Composites.