The US Department of Defense (DoD) will implement the FBI-owned eGuardian suspicious activity reporting system to provide a common force protection threat reporting system.
eGuardian, which was chosen after two years of analysis and a six-month pilot programme, is a common force protection threat reporting system that will replace the threat and location observation notice (TALON) reporting system, which was terminated in August 2007.
The DoD is adopting the system to ensure access to appropriate law enforcement, and to allow documenting, storing and exchanging threat information related to DoD personnel, facilities and forces in transit.
Only authorised personnel can insert data into the eGuardian system, which will be reviewed based on the FBI procedures on civil liberties.
In 2008, the FBI developed eGuardian to provide the law enforcement community with an unclassified near real-time information sharing and threat tracking system.
The DoD has sworn that all data will be reviewed to ensure that information based solely on the ethnicity, race or religion of an individual, or solely on the exercise of rights guaranteed by the First Amendment, is not introduced into eGuardian.
The US DoD will implement the suspicious activity reporting system by 30 June.