Tipoff includes a common database where agencies can share data about suspected terrorists and their activities. For example, Tipoff is used to compare information from U.S. visa applications against counterterrorism data in the database to prevent suspected terrorists from entering the country. Tipoff was developed for the State Department by the Analysis Corp. The State Department isn't commenting further about the system.
Business Objects says its software is already used by a number of U.S. agencies, including the Defense Department's Logistics Agency and the Air Force for tracking personnel, equipment, and supplies, the Army for delivering information to officers via mobile devices, and the Navy for analyzing the cost-effectiveness of various aircraft and prioritizing purchasing decisions.