Emergency access granted in test of interoperable ID system

Emergency access granted in test of interoperable ID system

Autumn Blend authenticates responders from federal, state and private-sector organizations

Oct 21, 2010


“Mobile and fixed devices electronically validated participants’ identities through personal identification credentials, ID numbers and biometrics. Logical access through personal identification allowed personnel to use computers for secure e-mail collaboration.

As the authentication systems cleared individuals for access to the venue, the Virginia Interoperability Picture for Emergency Response geospatial application tracked and displayed their locations in near real time at fusion and emergency operations centers across the country. ”

This is an unprecedented tracking, and control system that our government is building! You should know it will be utilized for everyone as soon as we all have the proper credentials. Real ID, smart passports, Schumer’s Biometric, RFID enabled social security card scheme, pass cards…that is what these things are for. They enable checkpoints to be placed in a snap and to control your ability to access services, areas, items.

Government employees already

It is sheer folly to give your government this much control over so many vital aspects of our lives.

A recent national emergency preparedness exercise successfully demonstrated an interoperable, electronic identity authentication system for government and private-sector personnel.

Known as Autumn Blend, the event was coordinated by the Homeland Security Department’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and Northrop Grumman. It included federal, state, local and private-sector emergency response and recovery officials.

…As the different response groups converged on the site, their personal identification credentials were electronically scanned at different authentication points to grant physical and data access during the demonstration.

.. . Mobile and fixed devices electronically validated participants’ identities through personal identification credentials, ID numbers and biometrics. Logical access through personal identification allowed personnel to use computers for secure e-mail collaboration.

As the authentication systems cleared individuals for access to the venue, the Virginia Interoperability Picture for Emergency Response geospatial application tracked and displayed their locations in near real time at fusion and emergency operations centers across the country.

Autumn Blend participants included:

  • DHS.
  • FEMA.
  • Buckley Air Force Base in Colorado.
  • Pentagon Force Protection Agency.
  • Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency.
  • Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council for Trauma.
  • Northrop Grumman’s Newport News shipbuilding sector.
  • Newport News fire department.
  • Virginia Governor’s Office of Commonwealth Preparedness.
  • Technology partners such as ActivIdentity, CertiPath and Monitor Dynamics.

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2 responses to “Emergency access granted in test of interoperable ID system

  1. Anyone leaving a comment objecting to what is going on is on a ‘list’, guaranteed! Futhermore, there is much more to what is going on than what YOU are telling people!

  2. Lance, you sound accusatory.
    There are many things I am not telling people. I am only one person and am trying my best to cover what is within my scope to cover. I also work with and network with others who are covering issues that are complimentary to my work and try to direct people to those trustworthy sources.
    I am sorry if that I can’t do it all or if I am missing something that you consider to be essential. I am doing my best and you are welcome to provide us with the information that you feel is being overlooked.

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