Presidential Executive Orders are never good news any more, but they always know how to make it sound so good for us, don’t they? A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. Master spin-doctors.
“…with federal and private sector corporations, there will be an enhancement of “efficiency among all users and expedite commercial access to additional spectrum bands…”
So what they’re proposing is that the real terrorists will have unlimited, open access to all our communications to protect us from the imaginary terrorists. All I can do at this point is laugh.
We have such a proactive government. They don’t do what we ask, but they go ahead and do countless things not in our best interests via Executive Order so our miniscule chance to have any say through representation is side-stepped. Nice. It’s obviously long past time to read them the riot act.
What’s really interesting in this cat-and-mouse game, is that We, The People, have the right to go in and remove them forcibly, if necessary, for treasonous acts against the Republic as stated in the People’s Constitution. They think we’re too sleepy or too afraid to do it, but the Militias are ready and chomping at the bit.
I think the thousands of people marching in the streets all over the globe is sufficient evidence that we’re not afraid to stand up for our rights. The powers that were are probably all pooping their pants about now, but they are now the ones with their heads in the sand. They just keep going as if no one is the wiser to what they’re doing.
June 17, 2013
Susanne Posel at Occupy Corporatism.
The stakes have just been raised!!!
The new Presidential Memorandum outlines how the Obama administration is doubling efforts to monitor Americans through technology by reinforcing current sharing between tech corporations and federal surveillance agencies.
The Obama administration is endeavoring to open radio waves monitored by the Department of Defense (DoD), federal and local law enforcement, and government surveillance agencies with private sector tech corporations who service smartphones and tablets.
In a presidential memo entitled “Expanding America’s Leadership in Wireless Innovation”, Obama said: “Although existing efforts will almost double the amount of spectrum available for wireless broadband, we must make available even more spectrum and create new avenues for wireless innovation. One means of doing so is by allowing and encouraging shared access to spectrum that is currently allocated exclusively for Federal use.”
Obama explained that by sharing broadband with federal and private sector corporations, there will be an enhancement of “efficiency among all users and expedite commercial access to additional spectrum bands, subject to adequate interference protection for Federal users, especially users with national security, law enforcement, and safety-of-life responsibilities. In order to meet growing Federal spectrum requirements, we should also seek to eliminate restrictions on commercial carriers’ ability to negotiate sharing arrangements with agencies. To further these efforts, while still safeguarding protected incumbent systems that are vital to Federal interests and economic growth, this memorandum directs agencies and offices to take a number of additional actions to accelerate shared access to spectrum.”
Real time monitoring of “select communities throughout the country” will beta-test the program before unleashing surveillance on “major metropolitan areas” to make sure that no leaks of “sensitive or classified information” is capable.
In 2010, Obama “ directed the Secretary of Commerce, working through the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), to collaborate with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to make 500 MHz of Federal and nonfederal spectrum available for wireless broadband use within 10 years.”
The presidential memorandum creates a Spectrum Policy Team (SPT) to “monitor and support advances in spectrum sharing policies and technologies” and report outlining “how NTIA and FCC are incorporating spectrum sharing into their spectrum management practices. The report shall include recommendations that enable more productive uses of spectrum throughout our economy and society and protect the current and future mission capabilities of agencies.”
The SPT will analyze and make recommendations regarding “national security, law enforcement, safety-of-life, economic, scientific, social, international, and other policy considerations related to licensed and unlicensed spectrum use, including standardization as well as the extent to which the revenue potential of spectrum auctions affects spectrum policy.”
Developments in technology will be engaged with research and development testing; as well as the “evaluation of technologies to enhance spectrum sharing and other spectrum-related efficiencies to maximize the productive use of these facilities and to facilitate greater collaboration among agencies and nonfederal stakeholders.”
The SPT will organize the use of spectrum broadband between federal surveillance agencies and private tech corporations to determine “international implications” and enable “comparable capabilities”.
The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) explained that the presidential memorandum was simply “a set of measures that Federal agencies, in collaboration with industry and other stakeholders, will now take to more aggressively enhance spectrum efficiency and enable access to more spectrum for consumer services and applications.”
The NTIA will collaborate with federal agencies and private sector tech corporations to create working groups “that are engaged in unprecedented discussions aimed at increasing spectrum efficiency and providing access to certain federally assigned spectrum bands for consumer wireless broadband.”
To further the connection, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) “will develop policies and best practices to promote and facilitate greater collaboration among agencies, the private sector, and academia with respect to research, development, testing, and evaluation of spectrum-sharing technologies.”
The 2012 report entitled “Realizing the Full Potential of Government-Held Spectrum to Spur Economic Growth” established the necessity of the US government to monitor and database “global mobile data” to control the populace because of the “advent of smartphones, tablets, and many other devices [that] has made mobile information access” integral to the needs of the DoD, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and the National Security Agency (NSA).
Earlier this month, Obama announced that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) would work with his administration to develop ConnectED which connects public schools to the federal government.
ConnectED “will provide better broadband access for students in rural areas, by expanding successful efforts to connect parts of the country that typically have trouble attracting investment in broadband infrastructure.”
This initiative will combine the “real-time assessments of student learning” with the improved “skills of teachers” by providing “new resources for teachers from any school, at any time, to open their classrooms to interactive demonstrations, lessons from world-renowned experts, or the opportunity to build learning communities and to collaborate with other educators across the country or world.”
ConnectED will utilize financial support based from Title II and Title VI of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to pay for teacher training.
The Department of Education (DoE) supports this effort to link American public schools to the global community and push for more training in digital technologies.
June of 2012, Obama signed the executive order entitled Accelerating Broadband Infrastructure Deployment which supposed to “facilitate broadband deployment on Federal lands, buildings, and rights of way, federally assisted highways, and tribal and individual Indian trust lands (tribal lands), particularly in underserved communities.”
With the EO came the creation of US Ignite, which is a 6 year plan to create private-public partnerships (PPP) with the areas a “national security”; as defined:
• Workforce development
• Advanced manufacturing
• Public safety
• Clean energy
With previous EOs, Obama has laid the foundation for new rules and regulations that would federalize tracking the US public with the extension of extension of broadband under the Federal Infrastructure Projects Dashboard.