Texas To Track Emergency Evacuees Using RFID

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“Anti-Authoritari an”

Since: Oct 07

Deeply Rooted In East Texas

#1 Dec 6, 2007
The Texas Governor's Division of Emergency Management (GDEM) announced a contract with AT&T to build the Texas Special Needs Evacuation Tracking System. The system will use a variety of radio-frequency identification (RFID), wireless and mobile data technologies to continuously monitor and track all evacuees.

The tracking system was developed and tested in 2006 and 2007 in simulations. It is supposed to help "safely" (an all-encompassing term of fake compassion and concern) evacuate citizens in the event of man-made or natural disasters. Citizens are to present themselves at a registration site and don a radio-frequency identification (RFID) wristband. The wristband is to be scanned by a wireless device when citizens calmly board state-contracted buses to be sent to locations decided by the state. The bus itself will be equipped with a GPS system so that it, too, along with all the passengers can be monitored and tracked.


Since: Oct 07

United States

#2 Dec 6, 2007
Just exactly is the point of this? They did not even get water to them during and after Katrina. Lets have some priority please!

Since: Aug 07

Deer Park/ Friendswood

#3 Dec 10, 2007
I agree that priorities are way off base. Google the 2008 Real ID Act~

Since: Oct 07

United States

#4 Dec 10, 2007
Has anyone seen Endgame? Two hours long very interesting.

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