Monday, July 26, 2004

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Mission Impossible (U.S. News & World Report)

    Despite the opposition, the ODCI (Office of the Director of Central Intelligence) team did have some successes. ... Among the project areas: using nanotechnology to create microscopic electronic bugs that can penetrate terrorist camps, and development of sophisticated new data-mining software, dubbed Novel Intelligence from Massive Data. Even a scaled-back version of ICMAP is getting funded, says Charlie Allen, who took over the project when James Simon left in early 2003. Allen expects a pilot version next year. All it took, he says wryly, were 23 drafts to get the proposal approved by agency heads. More here.
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