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Security data project to combat terrorism

The government is developing an IT project to pull together intelligence data from security agencies to help counter terrorism, Computing can reveal. The multimillion pound Scope programme is being run by the Cabinet Office Intelligence and Security Secretariat. The top-secret project will develop mechanisms for sharing information between nine government departments and agencies, including MI5 and MI6. Potential technology suppliers were given the first briefing earlier this month. The government asked interested companies to respond to a questionnaire, but only after signing a secrecy agreement. The next stage of the process will be in June when the deadline for returning questionnaires expires. Full Story

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