Skip to comments.The Way The Pentagon Is Predicting Your Potential To Become A National Threat Is Frightening
Posted on 05/08/2012 12:37:18 PM PDT by JohnKinAK
Tom Cruise made "pre-crime'" a futuresque and controversial method of law enforcement in the 2002 movie Minority Report. Ten years later, the idea of preemptively identifying a criminal particularly an inside threat is taking shape within the U.S. Defense Department, reports Joe Gould at Army Times. Whether it's a low-ranking soldier intent on dumping secret information to WikiLeaks, or a rogue Sergeant going on a shooting rampage, insider threats can seriously plague the military and the government as a whole. Taking a novel approach, the Pentagon is spearheading research into studying the predictive behavior of personnel in the lead-up to a betrayal. From Army Times: The Armys efforts dovetail with a broader federal government initiative. President Obama signed an executive order last October that established an Insider Threat Task Force to develop a government wide program to deter, detect and mitigate insider threats. Among other responsibilities, it would create policies for safeguarding classified information and networks, and for auditing and monitoring users. In January, the White Houses Office of Management and Budget issued a memo directing government agencies that deal with classified information to ensure they adhere to security rules enacted after the WikiLeaks debacle. Beyond technical solutions, the document asks agencies to create their own insider threat program to monitor employees for behavioral changes suggesting they might leak sensitive information. Gould points to a DARPA research solicitation for Suspected Malicious Insider Threat Elimination (SMITE) which would track employees' actions on their networked computers in particular, seemingly insignificant "observational data of no immediate relevance" to determine if the user's overall behavior is leading to something malicious. "Forensic-like techniques can be used to find clues, gather and evaluate evidence and combine them deductively.
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Only if it’s a boat that is unsinkable an un-board-able.
All you need to do is post on FR......and advocate for the Constitutional Freedoms in Flyover Country...and voila.!!!! Instant enemy of the State!!!!
Meanwhile, the same military has just purged any reference to islam/jihad/terrorism.
We are through the looking glass.
You want to know what’s more frightening than the government wanting to lock you up before you actually commit a crime?
What should terrify you is the fact there are average citizens out there who support such thinking, and still believe it will never be used against them. I’ve met many people who support such thinking and then scoff at the idea it would essentially turn us into a dictatorship (and the funny thing is, half of these people were saying Bush was a wannabe dictator).
Stuff like this will make in time a second American revolution all the more likely.
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