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White House calls for IT boost to fight terrorism

Posted in: Blog by admin on January 8, 2010

“The White House report on the failed bombing attempt of a U.S airliner on Christmas Day highlights the challenges U.S intelligence agencies face in correlating terrorism-related information gathered from multiple databases and sources.

The review, released yesterday, identified an overall failure by intelligence agencies to ‘connect the dots,’ despite having enough information at their disposal to have potentially disrupted the botched attack.

The problem, according to the report, was not a lack of information sharing between government agencies but a failure by the intelligence community to ‘identity, correlate and fuse into a coherent story all of the discrete pieces of intelligence held by the U.S. government.’ “

(Source: White House calls for IT boost to fight terrorism)