"...the monitoring system will collect records from multiple sources of information about employees. They will use private credit agencies, law enforcement databases and threat lists, military and other government records, licenses, data services and public record repositories. During random spot checks, the system's software will sift through the data to spot unusual behavior patterns.
"The system could also link to outside databases to flag questionable behavior, said the officials, who spoke anonymously because they were not authorized to publicly discuss the plans. Investigators will analyze the information along with data separately collected from social media and, when necessary, polygraph tests, officials said."
Well, you know, I'd just assumed they'd been doing something like that for years (apart from, maybe, the algorithmic analysis of 'behavior' - that's a relatively new-ish thing - thanks, Aamazon! Thanks, Google!). B-but - waitaminute - Stars and Stripes is the American Servicemens' 'newspaper', so maybe a better reading of this piece ('cos, why would unauthorised whistleblowers be contacting SnS?) is as a tacit warning to Servicement and contractors that use restricted systems that WE'RE WATCHING YOU (even if, in reality, we can't quite do all that stuff yet 'cos it isn't all joined up and / or we're still lobbying for the budget).
Also, see: "Automated Continuous Evaluation System (ACES)"
After the idea of Endless War, we now roll out The Endless Surveillance State - or rather the linguistic precursor to one: planting the narrative-idea that you can be watched anytime / anywhere by anyone, which is prob. more effective than actually monitoring everyone (just ask someone who lived in Romania under Ceaușescu).