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1 Tan Ibm Vienna (Ica)
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  • 1. Frontiers Singapore’s Experience with Border Security IBM Executive Forum – Vienna, Austria October 2008
  • 2. SCOPE OF PRESENTATION • Overview of ICA • Checkpoints Clearance Framework • Integrated Border Security and use of technology • Challenges in Border Security
  • 3. OVERVIEW OF ICA Formed on 1 April 2003 as integral part of Singapore Government’s approach against global security threats Under the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) ICA is also the national registration and passport issuing authority
  • 4. Securing the Border • ICA is more than just the merger of a Customs Service with an Immigration Authority • ICA is a border protection agency which is responsible for the inspection and clearance of: of - People (travellers and crew) - Cargo (containers and conventional cargo) - Conveyances (aircraft, vessels and vehicles)
  • 5. Facts & Figures 4.5 million people 700 sq km
  • 6. Facts & Figures In 2007, our checkpoints cleared: • 143 million travellers • 2.1 million containers • 4.6 million consignments • 1.3 million parcels
  • 7. Checkpoint Clearance Framework People Goods/Vehicles Without Visa With Visa Visas, Import Pre-Clearance Declaration & Permit Document checks, Primary Clearance Blacklists Secondary Clearance Interviews, Inspection Singapore
  • 8. People Clearance – 3 Key Factors Identity Documentation establish that the determine that the traveler is indeed who document is genuine and he/she claims to be Focus not tampered with Areas Intent establish the purpose of travel
  • 9. Establishing Identity • Visa Electronic Transmission System (VETS) • Submission of Application for Visa Electronically (SAVE) and e-VISA
  • 10. Establishing Identity • Information Management System maintains records of all travellers arriving and departing Singapore • On-line access to Watch List and to Interpol LSP database
  • 11. Secure Documentation Biometric Passport
  • 12. Establishing Intent Equip officers with required skill sets – ie. targeting and questioning techniques, cross- examination of documents and traveller behaviour. Professional Officers Immigration & Checkpoints Authority Inspiring Confidence in All
  • 13. Technology in People Clearance • Sentinel – an enhanced people screening system which : • Capture images of passport bio-data page and relevant data for processing • Has counter forgery, photo-substitution & impersonation detection capabilities
  • 14. Technology in People Clearance • Immigration Automated Clearance System (IACS) – a frequent traveler scheme which : • Uses a photo ID card with a smart chip containing the biometric (thumbprint) of the registered traveler • Unmanned automated gates with smart readers to process these frequent travelers
  • 15. Technology in People Clearance • Enhanced Immigration Automated Clearance System (eIACS) – no need for pre-registration • Unmanned automated gates with smart readers to process pre-identified travelers • Uses Singapore International Passport as a token • Biometrics retrieved from local server instead of from any chip in card or passport
  • 16. Technology in People Clearance • Biometrics Identification of Motorbikers System (BIKES)
  • 17. Technology in People Clearance • Biometric Database for Immigration Clearance (BDIC) • Photo and fingerprint records of immigration offenders and persons of security interest • Linked to other databases
  • 18. Technology in People Clearance • Immigration Facial Screening System (iFACE) • Employs facial recognition technology • Aims to detect travelers assuming multiple identities & trying to evade traditional name based screening • Can be deployed for both primary and secondary checks Blacklist Facial Screening screened against Traveler’s live or passport photo is captured Electronic Photo Blacklist
  • 19. Technology in People Clearance
  • 20. Technology in People Clearance Integrated Screening System which screens both traveller as well as vehicle Vehicle No. & Driver / Passenger Information Integrated Screening System Vehicle toll Vehicle collection Screening system System Traveller clearance and screening
  • 21. Cargo Clearance – 3 Key Factors Identify - that the Category – that the cargo is indeed cargo is properly what is declared categorized Documentation – to check whether the document is genuine and in order Immigration & Checkpoints Authority Inspiring Confidence in All
  • 22. Cargo Clearance • Cargo Clearance System allows for targeting of containers and is linked to the ports’ operations • Radiographic Scanners allows for non-intrusive checks on cargo • Other equipment enhances capabilities to detect contraband, arms, explosive and hazardous materials
  • 23. Works in Progress !" # $& ( %' ! ) (*
  • 24. Conclusion + * * , # - , , , - - - - ! ** , -, - - " *
  • 25. THANK YOU

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