The Department of Homeland Security wants biometric sensors on its employees in order to improve "human performance and resiliency"
· Oct 15, 2021 · NottheBee.com

You know that health-nut buddy you have who's obsessed with being fit, tracking his biometrics and relentlessly working to ensure he remains at peak physical condition?

Yeah... imagine if that buddy was the U.S. government:

The Homeland Security Department wants to build a tech solution to monitor the health and stress levels of its employees to help identify when workers need assistance—due to physical or mental weariness—and optimize "human performance and resiliency" among the workforce.

The department issued a call for proposals looking for solutions that incorporate biometric technologies to monitor employees' health and "psychosocial information" entered into the software by the user. That data will be supported by algorithms that can alert employees to oncoming physical and mental health issues and suggest actions that can be taken to avert those breakdowns.

"The scope of this project is to find innovative technological solutions that will improve the overall health and wellness of those consistently placed in high-stress and dangerous conditions," the call states. "DHS is seeking capabilities that not only promote intervention action when necessary, but preemptively and in real-time optimize DHS personnel performance and resilience."

Hoo boy. So it begins.

If the last few months are any indication, the bio-medical stuff that starts off voluntary pretty quickly becomes compulsory. DHS employees can probably look forward to having diodes attached to their bodies as a condition of employment.

It's a brave new world!


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