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FEMA to Gather User Info on two separate grants programs

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posted on Apr, 15 2012 @ 04:26 PM
Is this a wolf in sheep’s clothing? The 2 hidden agendas here are these “the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007” which replaced the controversial “Post Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006” both Acts disregard our privacy. Also known as H.R 1. (110th). It may seem like this is more about the Act of 2007 but this Act is used in the FEMA code for gathering User information. See what I mean? All would be well if it was only targeted to Terrorists but many of us are considered “Domestic Terrorists’ until proved otherwise. Normal law abiding citizens. I want to know if this “user gathering” situation is more about Natural and Manmade Disasters or Terrorism. I don’t know how far they will go in to our personal life but the wire tapping and other infringements aren’t acceptable to me. We are already on many Federal database’s and I don’t wish to see more. FEMA can be a great help, at times? I have many suspicions about their agenda.

FEMA to gather user info on two separate grants programs

FEMA is seeking the approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for two information-gathering initiatives related to two different security grants programs.
The first involves FEMA preparedness grants for emergency operations centers. The second involves a Web-based survey of disaster preparedness by state, local and tribal governments.

“The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Grant Program is intended to improve emergency management and preparedness capabilities by supporting flexible, sustainable, secure, and interoperable EOCs with a focus on addressing identified deficiencies and needs,” says a FEMA notice published in the Federal Register on April 10. “Fully capable emergency operations facilities at the State, Territory, Local and/or Tribal levels are an essential element of a comprehensive national emergency management system and are necessary to ensure continuity of operations and continuity of government in major disasters caused by any hazard.”

(911 Commission Act of 2007)

Section 804 -
Federal Agency Data Mining Reporting Act of 2007 - Requires federal agency heads to report to Congress on any activity to use or develop data mining. Defines "data mining" as a query, search, or other analysis of one or more electronic databases, where: (1) a federal agency or a non-federal entity acting on the government's behalf is conducting the analysis to find a predictive pattern or anomaly indicating terrorist or criminal activity;

Section 513 -
Directs the Secretary to establish a Rural Policing Institute

Section 521
(1)representatives of DHS, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Center, the Department of Defense (DOD), the Department of Energy (DOE), and the Department of State; (2) the program manager of the information sharing environment;

Section 602
Terminates the Public Interest Declassification Act on December 31, 2012.

Section 711
Authorizes the Secretary to: (1) develop and implement a fully automated electronic travel authorization system to collect basic biographical information to determine the eligibility of an alien to travel to the United States under the Program; and (2) charge a fee for the use of the system. Directs the Secretary to prescribe regulations that provide for up to a three-year period during which a determination of eligibility to travel under the Program will be valid. Permits the Secretary to revoke such determination at any time. Denies judicial review of an eligibility determination under the system.

Title VIII - Privacy and Civil Liberties
Section 801 -
(3) assess reports and other information from privacy officers and civil liberties officers; (4) make recommendations to such officers regarding their activities and coordinate activities on relevant interagency matters; (5) report at least semiannually to specified committees and to the President; and (6) inform the public of its activities consistent with the protection of classified information. Sets forth provisions regarding access to information, including review of subpoena requests, and security clearances. Authorizes appropriations. .

Section 901-902
Directs the designated officer and any selected entity to: (1) regularly monitor and inspect the operations of any third party conducting certifications; (2) revoke accreditations and certifications under specified circumstances; and (3) maintain and make public a listing of private sector entities that are certified as being in compliance.
Includes advising the Secretary on private sector preparedness issues among the functions of private sector advisory councils.

Section 1001
Directs the Secretary to: (1) identify and evaluate methods to acquire relevant private sector information; and (2) submit annual reports on the database and the list to the House and Senate homeland security committees. Authorizes the Secretary to establish a National Infrastructure Protection Consortium to advise the Secretary on the best way to identify, generate, organize, and maintain such database and list.

Section 1202
Expands the scope of reporting requirements. Requires an accounting regarding the turnover among senior staff of DHS working on transportation security issues. Directs the Secretary to provide an unclassified version of the National Strategy, including its component transportation modal security plans, to federal, state, regional, local, and tribal authorities, transportation system owners or operators, private sector (including nonprofit employee labor organizations representing transportation employees), and institutions of higher learning.

Section 1309 -
Disqualifies an individual who has been convicted, or found not guilty by reason of insanity, of specified felonies from being issued a biometric transportation security card. Now I need to see what a biometric transportation card is. It must be like a biometric passport or biometric driver’s license.
Section 1605 -

Directs the Secretary to submit to Congress a plan that: (1) describes the system to be used by DHS to compare passenger information to the automatic selectee and no fly lists utilizing the consolidated and integrated terrorist watchlist.

Section 2132 -
Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) the Secretary of State should take additional steps to enhance the State Department's Internet site for global democracy and human rights; and (2) such enhancement should include narratives and histories highlighting successful nonviolent democratic movements.

These can be useful tools for terrorists but where does it stop with regard to Human Privacy? Government has grown too big!

edit on 15-4-2012 by wonderworld because: edit to add comment


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