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Project Hostile Intent

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Project Hostile Intent

Project's demonstrative image.[1]

Project Hostile Intent is an ongoing project of the United States Department of Homeland Security, Human Factors Division.[2] It has been renamed to Future Attribute Screening Technology. This project comes under the Social and Behavioral Research (SBR) Program, one of the three broad program areas within the Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that "sponsors research to inform, develop, and test tools and methodologies to assess terrorist threats, understand terrorism, and improve national security".

Project Hostile Intent aims to detect and model the behavioral cues that indicate an individual’s intent to do harm and/or deceive. The cues examined in Project Hostile Intent are those that can be assessed remotely and in real time, like pulse rate, sweating, restless behavior, and possibly brain scans. The procedures and technologies required to collect these cues are non-invasive (like surveillance cameras and body heat sensors) and amenable to integration into busy operational contexts, like airports.

In addition to detecting these cues, this project examines whether this process can be automated through the use of sensors and detection algorithms and, subsequently, integrated with other technologies aimed at identifying individuals who pose threats to the U.S.A., e.g., biometric tools and databases. The expected users of this project are U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Transportation Security Administration personnel.[3]

See also


  1. ^ "S&T Snapshots – Human Factors: Deception Detection". Department of Homeland Security. July 27, 2009. Retrieved October 26, 2011. 
  2. ^ The Daily Galaxy – The Realworld "Minority Report"
  3. ^ Testimony of the American Psychological Association, Submitted for the record House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security Regarding Funding for Fiscal Year 2007 March 16, 2006

External links

  • Testimony of the American Psychological Association,Submitted for the record House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security Regarding Funding for Fiscal Year 2007
  • Project description in S&T Snapshots,from the DHS Science and Technology
  • The Guardian news report- Security firms working on devices to spot would-be terrorists in crowd
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