Pentagon to scan more communications

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  1. CloneRanger

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    Many people might discount the infowars link due to the political connections, but Bruce Schneier offers a quote to CNN on this same project, which currently carries the moniker Project ADAMS:

    "Bruce Schneier, author of "Secrets and Lies" and other books on security technology, criticized the DARPA idea as "un-American" and a police state ploy.

    "This is what a police state does -- everyone watching what everyone does and the police watching your every move," Schneier told CNN in a telephone interview. "And what we learn from history is that police states never work. It never is safer.""


    http://edition.cnn.com/2010/US/10/27/pentagon.e.mail.profiling/

    Here is the Government Security News article on ADAMS:

    http://www.gsnmagazine.com/node/21694?c=law_enforcement_first_responders

    And for the super-motivated, here is the DARPA solitication for novel approaches to assessing insider threats or CINDER, here:

    https://www.fbo.gov/download/3f8/3f8269ab669eac946817dd794d1468d1/Amendment_CINDER_BAA_07Oct10.pdf

    Enjoy!:D
     
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  3. CloneRanger

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    @ nix

    Thanks for the links etc :thumb:

    Yeah i read the BS article :thumb: & it wasn't "BS" ;)

    That PDF was heavy duty :eek: What a boatload of hoops you have to go through. Some people get paid a LOT of your tax $ to think up & write up ALL that stuff. And what a Lot of "stuff" :p was in there !

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    From - http://edition.cnn.com/2010/US/10/27/pentagon.e.mail.profiling/

    Really ? Yeah sure thing ! Of course i doubt VERY much they mean the top brass etc are included in such profiling etc. It'll be the same old, just for the ones under them = Everybody but them :thumbd:

    A Damn Awful Military Solution

    If the USA didn't go round wasting Trillions of your tax $ on playing Real war "games" all over the world and creating enemies etc, they wouldn't need any of that ****
     
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    Here's the interested vendors list:

    https://www.fbo.gov/index?_so_list_...t_from9a15dfc9a75119393533747dabcfae37_page=1

    More importantly, here are some of the program's goals:

    The general goal of the ADAMS program is to create, adapt and apply technology to the problem of anomaly characterization and detection in massive data sets. The importance of anomaly detection is due to the fact that anomalies in data translate to significant, and often critical, actionable information in a wide variety of application domains.

    While technology developed for ADAMS will have applicability in many domains, we will use the problem of insider threat detection as a focal point in order to make sure that the work is well grounded. We define insider threat as malevolent (or possibly inadvertent) actions by an already trusted person in a secure environment with access to sensitive information and information systems and sources. The focus is on malevolent insiders that started out as “good guys.” The specific goal of ADAMS is to detect anomalous behaviors before or shortly after they turn. Operators in the counterintelligence community are the target end-users for ADAMS insider threat detection
    technology.


    This comes to you courtesy of Dr. Rand Waltzman, the DARPA point of contact. Nice work if you can get it, right?

    Here's his bio:
    http://www.darpa.mil/ipto/personnel/waltzman.asp

    Yep.

    Listen, insider threats are a big concern. As you can see, they're breathing some pretty rarefied air at the Pentagon. It can't be healthy;). But I'd think you might want to bring in a psychiatrist to assist Waltzman in his efforts :p He's going to need one before it's done.
     
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