Digital Vaccine Passports are being marketed to the American public as a crucial matter of public health, promising them safety, privacy, and convenience for everyone who has been vaccinated against Covid-19.
What they haven’t been told is that a shadowy military-intelligence organisation is playing a major role in the implementation of a much wider and privacy invading Track-n-Trace aspect to these digital passports.
This is now raising serious concerns about civil liberty.
The shadowy military based organisation behind the push for these digital ‘Track-n-Trace vaccine passports is known as MITRE.
What is Mitre?
MITRE was founded back in 1958 as a joint project between the US Air Force and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in order to develop ‘command and control’ systems for nuclear and conventional warfare.
Based in Northern Virginia, USA, MITRE is a military-intelligence think tank which is now funded to the tune of more than $2 billion a year by US intelligence agencies including the US Department of Defense.
Once described as “the most important organisation you’ve never heard of” MITRE rakes in massive security state contracts in order to develop ‘invasive spying‘ technologies.
Today MITRE is at the centre of a campaign to implement a digital version of vaccine passports.
The effort “to expand QR code vaccine passports beyond states like California and New York” now revolves around a public-private partnership known as the Vaccine Credential Initiative (VCI).
What is generally unknown to the American people is the fact that the VCI has an instrumental role in in operations of MITRE.
Who Controls MITRE?
MITRE is led almost entirely by former Pentagon officials and ex-intelligence operatives.
This shadowy organisation describes itself as a non-profit corporation and it is led almost entirely by military-intelligence professionals.
Today MITRE is being funded by the huge contracts given to it by the American Department of Defense, the FBI, and the national security sector.
MITRE was once described by Forbes as;
“A cloak and dagger research and development shop that is the most important organisation you’ve never heard of.”
MITRE’s own COVID-19 umbrella coalition includes In-Q-Tel, the venture capital arm of the Central Intelligence Agency, and Palantir, a scandal-splattered private spying operation.
Palantir have established itself as a leader in predictive policing programs and have raked in numerous lucrative contracts from the CIA.
It should be remembered that Planitir once participated in a proposed smear campaign against anti-corporate activists and journalistic critics including Glenn Greenwald.
Elizabeth Renieris, the founding director of Notre Dame and IBM’s technology ethics lab has warned;
“As dominant technology and surveillance companies (like MITRE) pursue new revenue streams in healthcare and financial services… privately owned and operated ID systems with profit-maximising business models threaten the privacy, security, and other fundamental rights of individuals and communities.”
MITRE: Surveillance Technology Systems
It should be noted that MITRE have developed some of the most invasive surveillance technologies currently being used by almost all of the US spy agencies today.
Among one of its most novel products is a system (built for the FBI) which captures individuals’ fingerprints from the images they’ve posted on social media sites.
They have also helped the FBI establish the Next Generation Identification system, the world’s largest database of biometric information, as well as the bureau’s Modernized Intelligence Database (MIDB) project.
Through FOIA requests and interviews with current and former MITRE officials, Forbes has learned that MITRE has designed a prototype tool that can hack into smartwatches, fitness trackers and home thermometers for the purposes of homeland security.
Currently MITRE are trying to develop a system which will determine if a person’s body odour can show if they’re lying.
The ATT&CK Program
MITRE is also behind the ATT&CK program, which is a cybersecurity module which the corporation describes as;
“A globally-accessible knowledge base of adversary tactics and [intelligence] techniques based on real-world observations.”
It should be recognised that the leading architect for the ATT&CK program is, Adam Pennington, who “has spent over a decade with MITRE studying and preaching the use of deception for intelligence gathering.”
SARA ALERT – a Contact Tracing System
Months after a novel coronavirus pandemic was declared in March 2020, MITRE up graded its expertise in the invasive monitoring of populations.
They created the Sara Alert contact tracing system.
In a video advertisement MITRE have explained how this surveillance system allows public health authorities to track users:
“People who are sick with the disease will be placed in isolation at home… For people who are exposed to the disease but do not show symptoms, Sara Alert follows them while they are in quarantine for 14 days.”
However, in a paper published by the Brookings Institute they questioned just how much invasion of privacy apps like the Sara Alert the public would put up with;
“A person may put up with this once or twice, but after a few false alarms and the ensuing inconvenience of protracted self-isolation, we expect many will start to disregard the warnings.”
How MITRE Secretly SQUINT On You
MITRE has also created systems which suppress any narratives that they believe undermine the official agenda of government agencies.
According to the contractors promotional material the SQUINT browser plugin app;
“Enables rapid social media situational awareness of COVID-19-related misinformation for public health officials through crowd-sourced reporting.”
The word censorship springs to mind here.
ACLU staff attorney Nate Wessler has described MITRE’s surveillance projects as;
“Extraordinarily chilling and raise serious privacy concerns.”
Indeed, the involvement of this military-intelligence apparatus in the development of a digital vaccine passport system is yet another indication that behind the guise of public health, the US surveillance state is about to illegally enhance their control over an increasingly restive population.
For its part, the military contractor’s promotional material actually boasts about its legacy of illegal surveillance innovation:
“You may not know it, but Mitre touches your life almost every day.”
Note how the words “You may not know it” could indicate a lack of legality here.
So, what do we have here? A member of the VCI’s governing steering group, MITRE running their own “COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition” – and yet continuing to work as “a longstanding, trusted partner to the defence and intelligence communities.”
A closer look at MITRE’s leadership shows how intertwined the organisation is with military hardliners, spies and spooks.
For example the Chairman of MITRE’s Board of Trustees, is Donald Kerr, a former principal deputy director of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA).
And what about the Vice Chairman of the Board, Michael Rogers? He is the former Republican chairman of the US House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Before that Mr. Rogers was an officer in the U.S. Army and an FBI special agent.
Now, MITRE are working to implement digital vaccine passports in the US, the UK and way way beyond.
Hmmmm, what could possibly go wrong?
Rambling In Pen leaves you now to have a little think about what you have learned here.
While you do so perhaps you’d like to listen to this piece of music from Little Walter entitled, “You’d Better Watch Yourself.”
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