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IT on front lines of agroterrorism fight

A pilot program puts critical IT in the hands of cowboys. State and local homeland security officials got a sneak peek today at a new system that may one day play a critical role in preventing a massive outbreak of food-borne diseases. Speaking at the North Central Regional Homeland Security Conference here, state law enforcement and private-sector officials outlined what they consider an urgent need to get standardized IT tools into the hands of both cowboys and security officials to help identify and respond to acts of agroterrorism, the deliberate introduction of biological or chemical agents into the nation’s food supply. And now the nation’s farmers and livestock owners are getting help from an unlikely source: Science Applications and International Corp. (SAIC), a major Defense Department systems integrator. Full Story

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