Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Expansion of Surveillance and Intelligence Community Empower Big Brother

Susanne Posel, Contributor
Activist Post

The Intelligence Community (IC) is growing by leaps and bounds since its inception in 1964, when it was called the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Through “acquisition of raw information” through “interviews, technical and physical surveillance, human source operation, searches, and liaison relationships; information can be gathered from open, covert, electronic, and satellite sources.”

Collaborations with the National Security Agency (NSA) and National Intelligence form policies and procedures that define signals intelligence – wherein the “interception of signals, whether between people, between machines, or a combination of both” are utilized along with imagery intelligence that monitors wither electronically or optically “film, electronic devices or other media” for the purpose of classifying information collected for dissemination, archival and quick retrieval.

The IC took $1.8 billion out of its annual $5 billion budget to build a headquarters that is bigger than the Pentagon and can house 16,000 employees that can perform the task of “the nation’s primary source of geospatial intelligence, or GEOINT.”

According to new rules the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) has been given access to all governmental databases, and intelligence on all citizens in the United States. The information is retained for years without review and stored in case there is ever suspicion, or a US citizen is under “reasonable belief” that they are connected to terrorist activity.

Obama signed an addendum to executive order 13354 that codified the “Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004” which redefined the direct line of authority for the NCTC to the executive branch of the US government; as well as the director of National Intelligence as instructed by the President and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

By providing the US government an “indispensable source for analysis and strategic operational plans” the NCTC is considered an integral “instrument of national power” that will ensure expert perspectives are authoritatively sourced with regard to surveillance.

The NCTC is allowed to analyze and obtain copies of information on US citizens including:
  • Flight records
  • Americans hosting foreign-exchange students
  • Casino records
  • Behavior patterns
This information can be shared with other governments while searching for justification for pre-crime accusations.

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) is a US governmental research agency that:
  • Shares information with other US Intelligence Communities (IC)
  • Fills in the gap between other agencies
  • Provides innovations in line with business models
  • Provides intelligence concepts that surprise enemies
Lisa Porter, former head of NASA, directs projects at IARPA on everything from cyberspace to biometrics.

IARPA is divided into 3 offices; the Office of Smart Collection was created to “dramatically improve the value of collected data from all sources”; the Office of Incisive Analysis will “maximize insight from the information we collect, in a timely fashion; the Office of Safe & Secure Operations exists to “counter new capabilities implemented by our adversaries that would threaten our ability to operate freely and effectively in a networked world”.

Congressman Steny Hoyer explained:
IARPA represents a revolutionary effort to enhance our intelligence capabilities through new technologies. The decision to headquarter IARPA at the University of Maryland speaks volumes about the quality of this world-class institution and its placement at the forefront of groundbreaking technological research.
IARPA was designed to align government, academia and the private sector to develop technologies to “improve national and economic security”. The agency will conduct military research outside military labs; like the development of the Internet and the Global Positioning System (GPS). With the use of sponsorship of research at universities, national laboratories and “other organizations”, IARPA is touted as the place to invent “really cool spy gear”.

IARPA is currently involved in a project to utilize data from YouTube and Vimeo to better get to know the citizens of America. Under the Finder program, they are researching where videos on the Internet are viewed from by simply analyzing images from the video. In conjunction, IARPA’s Aladdin project is researching “specific events of interest” that could locate a person by inputting into a computer that person’s name and a brief description.

Under the guise of spotting would-be bombers, a lost purse or missing child, IARPA’s projects are working with various US government agencies to track suspicious person before they commit their crimes.

Assisting federal agencies in surveillance operations on US citizens within our domestic borders are US District Court Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle in DC approves of cell-site data being obtained without a warrant if probable cause is established. This includes GPS signals from vehicles. Using the “good-faith exception to the exclusionary rule”, Huvelle has opened the door to abuse of American’s right to privacy to the growing police state.

Israeli corporation Suspect Detection Systems, Inc. has developed an automated screening system being sold to the US that will identify suspects even if they are not carrying weapons, explosive devices or drug paraphernalia. This is being hailed as the ultimate in pre-crime where automated tools are being used to decipher the intentions of an individual “who might be a threat”.

In terms of defining a potential terrorist in a crowd this technology can remotely scan a large group of people and flag suspects. The employment of biometric data and readers can further reduce the likelihood of the threat with a 85% accuracy rate. This technology can be used at border checkpoints because of the necessity of repetitive screening; as well military installations and civilian workplaces.

Retailers have begun to use surveillance mannequins manufactured by EyeSee who are equipped with facial recognition cameras embedded in their eyes that can decipher a customer’s age, gender and race. Under the guise of marketing better to the public, shoppers are subjected to giving up personal data without their expressed consent, which could then be sold to the intelligence community and used against them if profiled and retained by the NCTC or another federal surveillance agency.

Susanne Posel is the Chief Editor of Occupy Corporatism. Our alternative news site is dedicated to reporting the news as it actually happens; not as it is spun by the corporately funded mainstream media. You can find us on our Facebook page.


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MrTruth Seeker said...

Reminds me of the movie Minority Report W/Tom Cruise..Like its not enough with Tracking cookies,beacons and flash cookies programs zapped onto my computer tracking me every move now this ! Guess we better buckle up for this ride !!!

Anonymous said...

Frankly, I think evil and insanity has infiltrated the halls of power to such a degree that nothing less than scrapping the entire system will save anyone.

Nothing less than Lord Jesus(El Christo) return will save us at all, and I mean nothing. This country will completely fall.

In the interim, it is incumbent on those know best the machinations of the enemy (Israel / the false God / positive thought harpies/vampires) to stand tall & refuse every area where the Apparatus proposes to take away the firearms. Do not give up your 1st amendment, and never give up your 2nd amendment!

What we have here is nothing less than total deception being played out, so question everything you see on TV or hear online. The safest bet is to believe that no one holds all the answers, and everyone else has only a piece of the answers.

Thereby, you and those closest to you are the only ones with the answers and as was the case in years past it should remain this way.

Do everything in your power I say to preserve the 1st and 2nd amendment, against all invaders, Foreign or domestic; until the very end and I do mean end. Beyond that, even with all the criminals being rounded up, all we can do is ask God to rout this country to the bone. Remove and extract all evil from this land, by having mercy on those who still do good works. Invoca Amen.

Hide Behind said...

There is one aspect of police state and its data intensive requirements that is little talked about, economics.
How will the cost of all the additional intelligence infrastructure be paid for and what percentage of our productive capacity will be needed.
While at present cybet security for primarily government only use is using darn near every software development firm in this nation along with its internet and giants duch as Sun Microsoft google yahoo and others offerings and paying them well for it while hiding their duplicity of public statements of free internet and thereby actually forming partnership with Fed Intel network; Where does the money come from?
The estimated cost of running and maintaining the UTAH super cyber site is over 450 millions a year and we are already contracting for two larger sites.
The cost of energy alone is millions a month.
The cost to run and maintain the new Intelligence clearing house will be almost double the cost of the pentagon. And there are multiple satelite sites.
There is obviously two sets of books being run out of our gov offices, one for public consumption and one for need to know only.
There are quite reliable sources that surmise the off book expenditures of US military oriented black ops projects is some 1.4 trillion a year and employs 1.4 million american and foreign employees with in US borders.
How much time cost and energy human and electrical does this take away from projects that could enhance not only the physical attributes but mental as well of our nations people as a whole.

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