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Mr. Davis’ blog Free Oklahoma
REAL ID extension red herring, 18 benchmarks
March 4, 2011
Despite the fact that twenty-four states have rejected the REAL ID Act of 2005, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), Rep. Peter King (R-NY), and Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) issued Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano a letter warning against any further extension of REAL ID. The letter stated that not implementing REAL ID “threatens the security of the United States.” The letter follows the arrest of Khalid Ali-M Adawsari on charges of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. According to the House Judiciary Committee, DHS is planning to extend the deadline for implementation to January 15, 2013. The current deadline for states to be materially compliant is May 11, 2011. EPIC previously released a report, testified to Congress, and submitted comments stating that REAL ID included few protections for individual privacy and security in its massive national identification database. For related information see EPIC: National ID and the REAL ID Act, EPIC: Biometric Identifiers, and the Privacy Coalition’s Campaign Against REAL ID.
This is another shell game being played on us just like what is being done with the The Real ID Act.
Listen to America In The Balance with Amanda Teegarden and James Parsons with guest Mark Croucher Date 2/27/11
Find” O’Fallincare” documents at http://www.ok-safe.com/
DHS Reveals FEDERAL Fusion Center
Public Comments Sought on Federal “Fusion Centers”: The National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD)   and the Office of Operations   at the Department of Homeland Security are seeking comments on Fusion centers, intelligence databases that have raised substantial privacy concerns. Information in fusion centers comes from many sources, including government agencies, private sector firms and anonymous tipsters. EPIC has urged Congress to improve accountability and oversight of this program. An EPIC FOIA lawsuit also revealed that federal Fusion Centers undermine state privacy and open government laws. Comments are due December 15, 2010. For More Information, see EPIC: Information Fusion Centers and Privacy, EPIC: Total Information Awareness, and EPIC v. Virginia Department of State Police (Fusion Center Secrecy Bill). (Dec. 3, 2010)
Representatives of nearly twenty toll agencies met in Dallas TX February 7 and decided to form an Alliance for Toll Interoperability (ATI).
. . .With the strong move towards cashless tolling camera reads of license plates – ‘video tolling’ – becomes the mode for collecting the tolls of those motorists without a transponder account.
Attending the formative Dallas meeting were senior operations people from toll authorities in the Carolinas, Florida, Texas, Georgia, Louisiana, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Kansas. 15 to 20 toll operators were informally represented.
. . . Video data exchange format priority
ATI people are also interested in how they can improve the readabillity of license plates. Eden says some of the members have been talking with 3M, the big Minneapolis based company that supplies much of the surfacing film used on license plates.
Oklahoma Spy Cam-O-rama Chapter 2-ALPR and the License Plate Interoperability Hub
The Backstory (for those that really want to know)
ATI formally issues RFP for Hub, May 2 deadline, smart new imaging technologies emerge
Posted on Wed, 2011-03-02 22:07
The Alliance for Toll Interoperability have formally filed their important Hub Request for Proposals. It has a May 2 deadline and the schedule provides for final selection by June 20, and Notice to Proceed by July 8, of an operator (or up to three operators) for three to six months of pilot operations.
Pilot program operations would formally go from August 1 for three months to November 1, with an option to extend to six months (end Jan 2012.)
Deadlines at the ATI have been known to slip.
In the Pilot Hub or Hubs the operators will be expected to handle the images and other data from up to nine ATI toll members and to collect and post tolls on their behalf 24/7.
In a second stage, if the pilot or pilots are deemed successful, participating hub operators would report their pilot results and recommendations and make offers to the ATI for a three year operations contract with two possible three year extensions.
Alliance Toll Interop’y has legal RFP, close to final RFP for license plate hub – meeting Mar 8
Posted on Thu, 2011-02-17 23:56
By summer as many as 40 toll agencies across the US could be having out of state tolls run through hubs in a six month pilot program for a permanent clearinghouse. Over 80 companies are vying for the hub contracts in a program that should lead to seamless automatic toll collection at highway speeds across the country – potentially the biggest advance in toll collection since the first electronic toll transponders were introduced in the late 1980s.
A final RFP will be available within a week according to JR Fenske, the North Carolina Turnpike staffer most intensely working the project for the Alliance for Toll Interoperability, a cooperative representing over 40 toll authorities.