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DHS HITS US with NSTIC. HIDE, HIDE!
D.H.S. (Department of Homeland Security)
H.I.T.S. (High Impact Technological Solution)
U.S. (United States)
N.S.T.I.C. (National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace)
H.I.D.E. (Homeland Identification & Detection Ethics)
H.I.D.E. (Hostile Intent Detection Enforcement)
Biometric Administration Detector Registration Ethics Project
New facial recognition app available on certain mobile phones.
The service, called FaceR CredentialME, is available on devices using the Android, Windows Mobile and RIM operating systems on the Sprint 3G or 4G networks and was launched in conjunction with Troy Security Solutions, a mobile products and solutions provider.
The biometric service allows a user to authenticate their identity via unique characteristics in their face recorded from the phone’s embedded camera for anything such as basic online services or corporate specific services. The biometric authentication can be used to entirely replace standard login methods or layered on top of them as a second factor of authentication for NSTIC and Trustmark security measures of the Smart Web Identity Ecosystem.
In addition to the service, there is also a released software development kit for application developers to include face recognition biometrics into their applications of private integrated CCTV and municipal surveillance systems. Applications meet Federal Threat Fusion Standards and Infraguard Civilian National Security Force integration ready.
Civilian Integration Programs – Crowd Sourcing National Security Surveillance
Unlike Active Snapcouts and Passive scanning Integration, the release of an application for the Apple App Store can target voluntary entertainment based enrollment. The app, called FaceR Celebrity, is the first of a series of applications under the FaceR moniker planned for release by the company. In addition to the FaceR series, Animetrics has also been developing higher-end systems for use by government and law enforcement.
While majority of the product developments to come out of Animetrics have had a primary purpose of biometric security and authentication, the new FaceR Celebrity application, while capable of security functions, has a separate purpose of entertainment. The app is able to utilize its biometric face recognition to take a picture of a user and figure out the person’s similarity to celebrities and other famous people.
The Federal Government Says Yes.
These projects advance national security by developing and applying the social, behavioral, and physical sciences to improve identification and analysis of threats, to enhance societal resilience, and to integrate human capabilities into the development of technology
- Commercial Data Sources Project
- Community Perceptions of Technology Panel Project
- Community Resilience Project
- Counter-IED Actionable Indicators and Countermeasures Project
- Credentialing Project
- Enhanced Screener-Technology Interface Project
- Enhancing Public Response and Community Resilience Project
- High Impact Technological Solution – Biometric Detector Project
- Homeland Innovation Prototypical Solutions – Future Attribute Screening Technology (FAST) Project
- Hostile Intent Detection – Automated Prototype Project
- Hostile Intent Detection – Training & Simulation Project
- Hostile Intent Detection – Validation Project
- Human Systems Engineering Project
- Human Systems Engineering Research Project
- Insider Threat Detection Program
- Mobile Biometrics System Project
- Multi-modal Biometrics Project
- Muslim Community Integration Project
- Predictive Screening Project
- Risk Prediction Project
- Social Network Analysis for Community Resilence Project
- Violent Intent Modeling and Simulation Project
Mobile Biometrics System Project
Project Overview: The Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate Human Factors/Behavior Sciences Division (HFD) Mobile Biometrics Project develops prototype technologies for mobile biometrics screening at remote sites along U.S. borders, during disasters and terrorist incidents, at sea, and in other places where communications access is limited. The goal is to demonstrate mobile biometrics screening capabilities and technologies that meet the future needs of Department operational users, but currently are not available with conventional biometrics systems. This project is part of the Personal Identification Systems Thrust Area and Biometrics Program within HFD.
Multi-modal Biometrics Project
Project Overview: The Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate Human Factors/Behavior Sciences Division (HFD) Multi-modal Biometrics Project develops biometric technologies that accurately and rapidly identify individuals. The operational goal is to provide the capability to non-intrusively collect two or more biometrics (fingerprint, face image, and iris recognition) in less than ten seconds at a ninety-five percent acquisition rate without impeding the movement of individuals. The multi-modal technology will allow the Department to compare and match biometric samples from different sources, collected with different sensor technologies, under varying environmental conditions — a capability that eludes existing technology. This project is part of the Personal Identification Systems Thrust Area and Biometrics Program within HFD.
Science & Technology Directorate Human Factors/Behavioral Sciences Division
We will advance national security by developing and applying the social, behavioral, and physical sciences to improve identification and analysis of threats, to enhance societal resilience, and to integrate human capabilities into the development of technology. Learn more about Human Factors/Behavioral Sciences Projects.
- Enhance the analytical capability of the Department to understand terrorist motivation, intent, and behavior
- Improve screening by providing a science-based capability to identify unknown threats indicated by deceptive and suspicious behavior.
- Improve screening by providing a science-based capability to identify known threats through accurate, timely, and easy-to-use biometric identification and credentialing tools.
- Enhance safety, effectiveness, and usability of technology by systematically incorporating user and public input.
- Enhance preparedness and mitigate impacts of catastrophic events by delivering capabilities that incorporate social, psychological and economic aspects of societal resilience.
Dr. Rausch is the Director for the Human Factors/Behavioral Sciences Division (HFD) within the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate.
The division strives to identify and generate the best technologies for assisting our operational customers in the areas of Personal Identification Systems, Human Technology Integration, and Social and Behavioral Threat Analysis. The primary federal customers for the division include Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Office of Intelligence and Analysis (OIA) and U.S. Secret Service (USSS). End users also include federal, state, and local emergency management officials, first reponders, and private sector infrastructure owners and operators.
The Human Factors/Behavioral Sciences Division is comprised of three Thrust areas:
- Personal Identification Systems
- Human Technology Integration
- Social and Behavioral Threat Analysis (SBTA) Thrust Area
Personal Identification Systems Thrust Area
This thrust area focuses on biometrics-based Research and Development to develop an accurate, contactless, near real-time capability to identify known threats at U.S. checkpoints while speeding the unconstrained movement of legitimate travelers. The Biometrics program develops biometrics-based technologies to identify known terrorists and criminals and prevent their movement into and out of the U.S. through effective, interoperable multi-biometrics capabilities in diverse areas, such as border crossings, ports-of-entry, and visa application sites. The Credentialing program develops and demonstrates tamper-proof credentialing systems incorporating multi-modal biometric information that can be used across the entire Department customer base.
Human Technology Integration Thrust Area
This thrust area integrates human factors into the development and use of homeland security technologies with the goal of achieving high levels of system effectiveness, safety, and acceptance. HFD conducts fundamental research designed to maximize human performance and feed the development of technologies for enhanced human performance. HFD also works with other divisions in S&T to ensure that human factors are appropriately integrated into the development and use of technologies. The Human Factors/Behavioral Sciences Division directly manages programs or, in some cases, the relevant portions of programs that are funded by other divisions by providing guidance and tools related to human systems integration.
Social and Behavioral Threat Analysis (SBTA) Thrust Area
This thrust area applies the social and behavioral sciences to improve the detection, analysis, and understanding of threats posed by individuals, groups, and radical movements. It also addresses the psychological, social, and economic impacts of catastrophic events to enhance risk analyses, risk communications, preparedness, response, resiliency, and recovery efforts. Programs within SBTA include motivation and intent; suspicious behavior detection; and community preparedness and resilience.
We work to make the world a safer and freer place by promoting an open international dialogue on liberty, security and democracy and by building confidence and improving understanding among the main international and transnational actors. We also strives to advance a new and comprehensive, win-win, concept of surveillance technologies by building a new global second-track architecture based on search for common values and shared goals in the global community.
HIDE’s mission is to set up a platform devoted to ethical and privacy issues of biometrics and personal detection technologies which addresses transnational (European) and international problems. HIDE aims to become the preeminent catalyst for innovative policy solutions to emerging ethical problems in the area of surveillance technologies, especially where collaboration among national and international agencies, communities, businesses, and NGOs is crucial. HIDE promotes creative problem solving and provides for concrete tools for a successful dialogue
HIDE – Homeland Security, Biometric Identification & Personal Detection Ethics
HIDE is a project promoted by the European Commission (EC) and coordinated by the Centre for Science, Society and Citizenship, an independent research centre based in Rome (IT).
HIDE aims to establish a platform devoted to monitoring the ethical and privacy implications of biometrics and personal detection technologies. Detection technologies are technologies used to detect something or someone within a security or safety context. Personal Detection Technologies focus specifically on individuals, they include for example CCTV, infrared detectors and thermal imaging, GPS and other Geographical Information Systems (GISs), RFID, MEMS, smart ID cards, transponders, body scanners, etc. Biometrics is the application of technologies that make use of a measurable, physical characteristic or personal behavioural trait in recognizing the identity, or verifying the claimed identity of a previously registered individual.
Personal detection technologies and biometrics are increasingly interwoven within a variety of applications. Most of these applications seek to create sensor network infrastructures for continuous detection, authentication and identification of individuals within diverse settings ranging from, amongst others, commercial, transport, public locales and border control. Moreover, by developing multimodal signal analyses, these technologies may allow activity recognition, indoor movement monitoring and non-verbal communication cues (body language, facial expressions, speech intonation, etc) which may assist in the prediction of behaviour. In its recent Green Paper on Detection Technologies, the EC argues that personal detection technologies and biometrics are “inherently intrusive” and “their use needs to be carefully analyzed, in order to establish limitations to their intrusiveness where necessary”. HIDE meets this call and promotes open conversation between technology, security, ethics and policy experts as well as encouraging public discussions and dialogue. HIDE is based on the values of dialogue, responsibility, and integrity.
Free the System, Justify the System, Liberate the System, Republic the System.
What is the System? The System is Everything, It is The Tides, The Shores, The Land, The Art, The Laughter, The Life, The Light, The Galaxy.
The most Unique and Complex, Self Determining, Individually Regulated, Capable of Personal Capacity, The Private Pangaea of Potential is the Soul Sovereign Embodied Human Being.
The absolute property right is this self personified. The individual is in soul sovereign possession of their mind, spirit and body.
This is the Sacred Treasure that America has sworn to Protect, Defend and Uphold.
From Molestation, Regulation, Policy, Enforcement, Infringement, Liens, Burden, Derailment, Entropy, Tyranny or Slavery.
We are a protectorate of the infinite indivisible individual, of all that can be personally created for private enrichment, happiness and joy, for their children’s benefit and growth, for the trade and benefit of others, for the progress of society, for the increase of the community trust and justice of the republic domain.
Obama Signs NDAA 2011-12 into Law, ending 222 years of the Bill of Rights?
What would that look like, the NDAA Police State, Kill-Switch, of all justice and civil liberties?
What is this new army of secret police we now face?
How would that happen? What could justify a roll out of full government control?
The NDAA Kill Switch Police State and the i-9/11 event.