Counterterrorism and Countering Violent Extremism DSG, Inc and TraCCC.

Development Services Group, Inc. (DSG) and our partner, the Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC) at George Mason University, are leveraging our terrorism, science and systems expertise to support the Department of State, Bureau of Counterterrorism and Countering Violent Extremism. We are building a terrorism open source database that will use advanced machine learning […]

Dark Commerce @ George Mason University January 28, 2019. Arlington, Virginia. George Mason University

Today, I had the pleasure of attending a discussion on the book Dark Commerce, authored by Dr. Louise Shelley, founder, and director of the school’s Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center at George Mason University, and a long time friend. Dark Commerce provides a startling academic viewpoint as to how large and intrinsic networks of criminal […]

SECURITY CONFERENCE 05 – 06 October, 2018 Kochi, India

  Great to be representing Development Services Group at this international security conference in Kochi India. c0c0n is an annual international cybersecurity, data privacy and hacking conference organised by the International public-private partnership led by the Society for the Policing of Cyberspace (POLCYB) in association with Information Security Research Association (ISRA), Group of Technology Companies […]

#Dante Caputo

Dante’s Inferno   I was saddened to learn of the death of Dr. Dante Caputo, the former Foreign Minister of Argentina, Secretary of Political Affairs at the Organization of American States (OAS), peacemaker, scholar and friend. My first encounter with Dante did not go so well when I tried to give him my take on […]

#warondrugs #Bangladesh #rockefellerFoundation

Why do we not learn from our mistakes? The Bangladesh government’s heavy-handed approach to the war on drugs will most likely meat the same fate as the costly failures elsewhere. As we wrote in the Organization of American States (OAS) Drug Report of 2012, the so-called war on drugs in most of the […]

Swiss Foundation Fights Illegal Trade

 Swiss foundation fights illegal trade in luxury  Friday, 27.04.2018 – translation of the article published by Agefi  In the course of 2017, twice as many jewels were sold in Switzerland than in 2016. ProVeros is dedicated to this fight.  Elsa Floret  Pierre Kupferschmid. Member of the ProVeros committee.  In Switzerland, in 2017, the number of […]

Eradicating the Opioid Crisis

Great to attend and speak at the George Mason Conference on eradicating the Opioid epidemic. Governor Northam (D) and Congresswoman Comstock (R) both spoke through the lens of recovery and prevention of this chronic disease. Refreshing that there is bipartisan belief that this will not be solved through the criminal justice system. Sad but necessary […]