The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has a history of funding unusual and esoteric projects. Recently, however, they have concocted a plan that is perhaps more ambitious than any yet devised by the agency. DARPA wants to compile an extensive database on every American.
These "innovative new sources" would be an individual's most private information, information that until now has been legally protected by privacy laws. Other DARPA proposals are even more invasive, and would attempt to compile a psychological profile of every American.