UK NATIONAL ECONOMIC CRIME CENTRE

On 11th December the Home Secretary announced the creation of the National Economic Crime Centre (NECC) within the NCA. The multi-agency centre will plan, task and co-ordinate operational responses across agencies bringing together the UK’s capabilities to tackle economic crime more effectively.  Supported by enhanced intelligence and analytical capabilities it will draw together expertise from across law enforcement agencies, Government and the private sector.

http://www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/news/1257-national-economic-crime-centre-announced

BLAST FROM THE PAST – WHEN US NAVY SENT MAIL BY MISSILE

The Smithsonian National Postal Museum has published an article about the use of a Regulus  surface-to-surface missile fired from a submarine in 1959 to carry a payload of mail.  As the article says, it was ostensibly an experiment in communication transportation, the Regulus’ mail flight sent a subtle signal that in the midst of the Cold War, the US military was capable of such accuracy in missile flight that it could be considered for use by the post office.

Regulus-01

https://postalmuseum.si.edu/collections/object-spotlight/regulus-mail.html