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9-11 panel told of IT failures, hopes

Although information technology did not take center stage during last week’s 9-11 Commission hearings, it emerged as a bridge between intelligence failures of the past and anti-terrorism efforts of the present and future. Before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, the FBI lacked the proper technology to compile case information, and the intelligence community was not well suited to communicate, officials testified before the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, which is known as the 9-11 Commission. Technology improvements in the past few years have become a cornerstone of improving law enforcement and intelligence activities to manage future terrorism threats, they said. Full Story

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