Top FBI official: al-Qaida ‘still our no. 1 concern’

February 3, 2009
Homeland Security News
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Pull out your cell phone, start writing a text message and you’ll probably notice the device guessing what words you are writing. It will even offer to finish them for you. It’s called predictive text.

Federal law enforcement and intelligence authorities have adopted the idea, along with a new way of thinking. New shadowy, transnational terror organizations forced U.S. Homeland Security authorities to change the way they work, says Michael J. Heimbach, assistant director of the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division.

The FBI’s goal is to stay a step ahead of these threats.

The predictive method is broken down into an interlocking, three-pronged approach called “find, fix and finish.” (WTOP)