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Terrorism Center Wrestles Technology, Secrecy

As the U.S. government debates changing the intelligence structure, a fledgling center created to provide “one-stop shopping” for terrorism information is wrestling with issues of technology and secrecy. The Terrorist Threat Integration Center, which hits the one-year mark on Saturday, was established to address the failure of intelligence agencies to “connect the dots” and uncover the Sept. 11 plot. The hijacked plane attacks in 2001 that killed nearly 3,000 people sent the government searching for ways to improve its national security apparatus to prevent another strike. The Terrorist Threat Integration Center, referred to as TTIC, is trying to meld the cultures, technology and secrets of various agencies so that its analysts can sift through terrorism information scattered around the government and try to piece together a coherent picture. Full Story

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