International Security Databases And Why They're Not In Your Airport

Thursday, January 07, 2010

The Christmas Day almost-bomber has left a lot of people scratching their heads and wondering: why didn't the airport in Amsterdam know he was a terrorist, when his father had already reported to the CIA that he was acting like one? Should there be an overarching international security database in place to alert airports to such passengers? Why aren't they in place everywhere now? And if such systems ever become the norm, what will it take for them not to fail?

We're joined by Michael Tanji, Senior Fellow at the Center for Threat Awareness and Wired.com Danger Room contributor, and Dr. Nelson Ludlow, CEO of Intellicheck Mobilisa (which designed an international security database system now being used at Andrew's Airforce Base).

Guests:

Dr. Nelson Ludlow and Michael Tanji

Produced by:

Kristen Meinzer

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