23 December 2004

Feed integration: Personnel protection

XML feeds and domestic security: Dovetailing threat intelligence with personal security

A useful XML feed integration tool would be to integrate publicly known information with personnel travel.

Suppose you over hear something in the news reportedly stating that someone has been threatened with harm.

At the same time, you're also know that those individuals are taking part in a conference in a remote location.

How to get the information to them without re-inventing the internet?

Simply take the production manager crew list, and dovetail it with the news feeds and the threat management unit threat information feeds.

This would give security personnel a heads up that information was unfolding, and determine whether the source of the information needed to be considered as an imminent concern, or whether [because of geography] there was no imminent problem.

Also, crew lists from the screen actors guild could identify those personnel who might be the subject of increased media attention and discussion. Rather than wait for law enforcement to forward information to the local threat management unit, the crew lists could be compared with the public statements to establish priorities.

If the information cannot be gleaned through a subpoena, there's nothing stopping law enforcement from going to their associate units in other Echelon countries to gather the information through "other means."

Someone might be barking up a tree. Then again, there might be something in that tree.

The worst thing is to have a threat. The next worst thing is to have the information publicly available, but not forwarded to those who can actually do something about it, or who need to know.
XML feeds and domestic security: Dovetailing threat intelligence with personal security

A useful XML feed integration tool would be to integrate publicly known information with personnel travel.

Suppose you over hear something in the news reportedly stating that someone has been threatened with harm.

At the same time, you're also know that those individuals are taking part in a conference in a remote location.

How to get the information to them without re-inventing the internet?

Simply take the production manager crew list, and dovetail it with the news feeds and the threat management unit threat information feeds.

This would give security personnel a heads up that information was unfolding, and determine whether the source of the information needed to be considered as an imminent concern, or whether [because of geography] there was no imminent problem.

Also, crew lists from the screen actors guild could identify those personnel who might be the subject of increased media attention and discussion. Rather than wait for law enforcement to forward information to the local threat management unit, the crew lists could be compared with the public statements to establish priorities.

If the information cannot be gleaned through a subpoena, there's nothing stopping law enforcement from going to their associate units in other Echelon countries to gather the information through "other means."

Someone might be barking up a tree. Then again, there might be something in that tree.

The worst thing is to have a threat. The next worst thing is to have the information publicly available, but not forwarded to those who can actually do something about it, or who need to know.
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