FC: Move over, TIA: George W. Bush announces "TTIC" data-mining system

From: Declan McCullagh (declanat_private)
Date: Wed Jan 29 2003 - 13:29:54 PST

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    See the White House's fact sheet on TTIC:
       Bush proposes antiterror database plan
       By Declan McCullagh
       January 29, 2003, 1:06 PM PT
       A forthcoming government database will compile information from all
       federal agencies and the private sector on people deemed possible
       terrorist threats, President Bush said Tuesday evening.
       Bush used his State of the Union address to announce the Terrorist
       Threat Integration Center (TTIC), a mammoth data-collection project
       intended to fuse information collected domestically by police and
       internationally by spy agencies.
       "Our government must have the very best information possible, and we
       will use it to make sure the right people are in the right places to
       protect all our citizens," Bush said to applause from the joint houses
       of Congress.
       The White House offered few details about how TTIC will evolve, but
       critics of an existing data-mining program under development by the
       U.S. government were quick to draw comparisons to the controversial
       Total Information Awareness (TIA) project. 
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