Chuck Brooks, vice president for government relations and marketing at Sutherland Global Services, believesÂ the U.S.Â should exercise vigilance, adopt intelligence and surveillance technologies and deploy trained security personnelÂ toÂ prevent attacks on soft targets.
He wrote in a guest piece published Monday on Federal Times the recent terror attacks in Brussels have brought a new focus to the U.S. government’s national security efforts.
“While no plots have been recently uncovered directed at our soft targets, it does not mean that such plots do not exist,” heÂ noted.
“Increased vigilance, shared intelligence, continued specialized training, and more investments in security technologies, canine detection capabilities, and dedicated security personnel to patrol common spaces will all serve to make us safer.”
TheÂ Department of Homeland SecurityÂ is eyeing a potential integration ofÂ physiological and behavioral sensor systems intoÂ checkpoints, according to Brooks.
He recommended thatÂ DHS checkpoints adoptÂ facial recognition software designed toÂ feed real-time data into a database of suspected terrorists as well as three-dimensionalÂ imaging tools that can work to detect bombs.
Threat interdiction programs should also employÂ geo-fencing, predictive modeling, situational awareness, interoperable communications and chem-bio sensor technologies, he added.