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 Post subject: NDS: Home Office: Government ramps up passenger screening
PostPosted: Fri, 12 Mar 2010 00:55:18 +0000 
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Article => Home Office: Government ramps up passenger screening
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11 March 2010 11:06
Home Office (National)

The UK's latest weapon in the fight against terrorists, known criminals and would-be illegal migrants was opened today by the Home Secretary Alan Johnson.

The National Border Targeting Centre (NBTC) is the UK Border Agency's hi-tech hub where watch-list checks on passengers entering and leaving Britain will be carried out.

The unit, based in Manchester, will replace the smaller Joint Border Operations Centre (JBOC) at Heathrow as the operational hub for e-Borders, which electronically checks passenger data before they even set foot on a plane.


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 Post subject: Re: NDS: Home Office: Government ramps up passenger screenin
PostPosted: Fri, 12 Mar 2010 01:49:50 +0000 
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At least this answers my question about what happened to JBOC.

They quote some success stories, but what I find odd is that a whole separate press release was dedicated to one single capture : E-borders snares criminal at Gatwick published later the same day.

Also noteworthy is that between 11:06 and 13:33 (time of second PR) the number of e-borders alerts "since May" went from "over 30,000" to "over 70,000". Getting 40,000 alerts in under two and a half hours sounds more like "system fault" than "mark of success"...


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