DHS: Searching for Non-Obvious Relationships

February 4, 2008
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“The government has mounds of information in multiple databases residing in law enforcement and security or counterterrorism agencies from around the country. Often, the data is organized and formatted differently. Over the last couple of years efforts to create data fusion centers, and more recently, central location data brokerages, have been established to help make sense of the information from these many disparate sources, and make the data useful to the myriad users from the federal level down to the local municipal level. While there is some disagreement over the “best” method to accomplish the goal of seamless integration of information exchange, the need for this is not disputed.” (Threats Watch)