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What does ATS stand for?

Automated Targeting System

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The basis and justification for the "24-hour rule" was to enhance and improve CBP's high-risk targeting efforts occurring through the Automated Targeting System (ATS).
John Gilmore, co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, filed a Privacy Act request demanding access to all unclassified information obtained by DHS' Automated Targeting System, a database that assigns travelers a "risk assessment rating" based on a variety of factors.
It's an automated targeting system that looks at the financials of the shipper and uses complex algorithms to determine which ones are targeted," explains McGrath, who notes that Unisys created a similar program for air cargo, and also built and ran an RFID network for the Department of Defense.
In case you didn't know (as this writer did not until recently), ATS stands for Automated Targeting System, and it is yet another post-9/11 vehicle for government snooping brought to you by our Homeland Security Department.
The center scrutinizes the manifests using an automated targeting system to determine which shipments require further inspection.
Actions CBP has taken included refining the Automated Targeting System to target cargo containers that are a high risk for terrorism, or other smuggling, for physical inspection.
Increased funding for staffing and technology acquisition to support the National Targeting Center, trend analysis, and the Automated Targeting Systems to aid in identifying high-risk cargo and passengers.
The information published by the DHS reveals significant differences between the way in which PNR data are handled within the Automated Targeting System (ATS) on the one hand and the stricter regime for European PNR data according to the Undertakings given by the DHS.

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