Monitoring the "dark web" for chatter to predict terrorist activity is expensive and largely the purview of law enforcement. Travel risk management startups, however, are developing technology to help clients more quickly respond to threatening incidents. It's possible, for example, to issue tsunami alerts following an earthquake. Good intel can highlight areas with a higher likelihood of violence, preparing organizations in case it happens.

The U.S. federal government has determined that enhancing intel gathering and communications in a race against time is an endeavor worthy of taxpayer assistance. TRM provider Stabilitas has won a $225,000 Small Business . . .

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