Talk:Fort Lee, Virginia adopts RAPIDGate for fast civilian access
checking vehicles and issuing passes looks like it is to do with basic security rather than with attesting to the "trustworthiness of DoD contractors and sub-contractors". do we have anything to back the latter claim? –Doldrums(talk) 09:59, 7 July 2007 (UTC)
- Identity verification and background checks is the new thing. -Edbrown05 10:08, 7 July 2007 (UTC)
- Is this national
- Is price point the same for each base
- When will this occur
- What are you looking for in a background check
- A machine to make request
- What about persons who are so new to the US that there is no history for 10 years. Foreign nationals
- A scan when leaving?
--- Friday thru Sunday:
- peppered various Fort Lee gate point guards with questions about how the new program works
- Tucker Carlson wonders on at least 2 occasions during Monday news hour broadcast at MSNBC with rhetorical question, “When will something like this happen here?” Further_arrests_following_terror_attacks_in_London_and_Glasgow
--- Monday 7/2: spoke via telephone with RAPIDGate representative named Matthew:
- first base was fort lewis in 2004, 10 more since then
- felony, terrorist watch list, sexual offender watch list, social security cross reference
- kiosk takes photo and fingerprint
- barcode scan upon entry, rfid possibility of transmit at exit
- sop, “standard operating procedure”
--- Thursday 7/5: spoke via phone with David Smith, director of marketing at Eid Passport
- pass contains “active” rfid transmitter
- program outsourced, Eid has no military affiliation
- approx 250 military installation in US
- stressed ”The pass contains no personal information”
- received from Smith promised email with DoD Instruction 2000.16 for Anti-Terrorism, specifically Sections E3.18.2 and E3.18.3, and other pertinent links: media coverage, testimonials
A government ad?
I feel like I'm reading one... --TUFKAAP 15:58, 8 July 2007 (UTC)
- I'm almost speehless reading that this report, acoording to TUFKAPP, read like a gov't ad.
- Maybe true. You got me there.
- There is a lot going on under the surface of this that goes beyond beyond the introduction of the news topic. I made the choice to introduce the topic. -Edbrown05 09:49, 9 July 2007 (UTC)