Connect the Dots Indeed
Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) blasted the DOJ and the FBI division for a recent five-year, $12 million contract for ChoicePoint to provide investigative analysis software to the FBI. In February 2005, ChoicePoint announced a data breach after criminals set up fake businesses that purchased private information from the data broker.
“What in heaven’s name are we doing allowing someone as careless as ChoicePoint to be in control of our data?” Leahy said at a subcommittee hearing on the DOJ’s 2007 budget. “I consider them the poster child for lax security protection.”
It (i2) is called a “subsidiary,” Senator. They make software that helps connect dots. You know, what you do when you are trying to get to the bottom of something . . . as opposed to just flying off the handle.