Bush Outlines Plans To Share Terrorist Information - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
News

Bush Outlines Plans To Share Terrorist Information

Goal of Terrorist Threat Integration Center is to help agencies "connect the dots" to detect terrorist activity.

In his State of the Union speech, President George W. Bush outlined a plan to create the Terrorist Threat Integration Center for combining and analyzing terrorist-related information. The goal is to help intelligence agencies "connect the dots" using information collected in the United States and abroad to detect terrorist activity, something they failed to do before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

Bush's instructions in Tuesday night's speech were directed at the directors of the FBI and CIA, the secretary of the newly-created Department of Homeland Security, and the Secretary of Defense. But it's not clear whether the new center will be part of any of those organizations or a separate entity.

The new center will "permanently eliminate the seam between foreign and domestic intelligence on terrorism," according to the White House. It will create a structure for sharing information across agency lines, providing intelligence and law-enforcement agencies with the most comprehensive possible picture of terrorist threats. In the past, the FBI, CIA, National Security Agency, and other intelligence and law-enforcement organizations have faced technical, cultural, and regulatory hurdles to sharing information. While the Terrorist Threat Integration Center should help eliminate those hurdles, details about how the center will operate and the technology it will utilize aren't yet available.

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
2020 State of DevOps Report
2020 State of DevOps Report
Download this report today to learn more about the key tools and technologies being utilized, and how organizations deal with the cultural and process changes that DevOps brings. The report also examines the barriers organizations face, as well as the rewards from DevOps including faster application delivery, higher quality products, and quicker recovery from errors in production.
Slideshows
Data Science: How the Pandemic Has Affected 10 Popular Jobs
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek,  9/9/2020
Commentary
The Growing Security Priority for DevOps and Cloud Migration
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer,  9/3/2020
Commentary
Dark Side of AI: How to Make Artificial Intelligence Trustworthy
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary,  9/15/2020
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Video
Current Issue
IT Automation Transforms Network Management
In this special report we will examine the layers of automation and orchestration in IT operations, and how they can provide high availability and greater scale for modern applications and business demands.
White Papers
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Sponsored Video
Flash Poll