Janet Napolitano's Nasty Words

Breathe easy! The NOC (that would be National Operations Center) of DHS (Department of Homeland Security) has analysts checking social media against their ADBs (Analyst Desktop Binders) for Bad Words. Really Bad Words. Words used by terrorists. Go here, then scroll down to p. 20 to see what our brave public "servants" are tracking in order to profile the Bad Guys. So let me understand this right, Madam Secretary Napolitano. Suppose I write "The National Guard drill was coordinated with law enforcement and other authorities for prevention and mitigation of looting and rioting in a state of emergency following a disaster management response." I have just used 11 Key Words & Search Terms (see para. 2.13 of the Analyst Desktop Binder, pp. 20-3). Am I now flagged in an IOI (Items of Interest) report, minus, of course, any PII (Personally Identifiable Information) as this is not an "extremis situation" (see para. 3, p. 24)? Do the public "servants" on your staff, Madam Secretary, have...(Read Full Post)