The Tech Behind the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting & See Something, Say Something Campaign Shown Effective

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Earlier this year, two private-sector employees did exactly what the Homeland Security Department intended when the department launched its "See Something, Say Something" public safety campaign to encourage people to report suspicious activity.

One employee, who worked for Con-way Freight in Ann Arbor, Mich., noticed that a package of chemicals was en route to a Saudi college student in Lubbock, Texas, and called the local police. The second tipster, who notified the FBI, worked for the chemical manufacturer itself in Burlington, N.C.

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