DHS-FBI Suspicious Activity Reporting Bulletin: Acquisition of Expertise | Public Intelligence

Meanwhile, back at the Constitutionally-protected Land of the Free and Home of the Brave…

…The following activities can indicate efforts to acquire expertise for potentially illicit purposes. Depending upon the context of the situation–reason for seeking the information, personal behaviors, and other indicators–suspicious inquiries should be reported to the appropriate authorities.

– (U//FOUO) Inquiries by individuals with no apparent need for technical or scientific knowledge that may lead to exploitation of vulnerabilities.

– (U//FOUO) Possession of blue prints, architectural diagrams, and facility information by individuals with no demonstrated need for the information

– (U//FOUO) Extensive research on a subject, such as explosive-making methodologies and guidance, which would arouse suspicion in a reasonable person.

– (U//FOUO) Seeking weapons training and conducting paramilitary exercises, particularly by individuals who are unwilling to provide an explanation for acquiring combat skills… via Public Intelligence.