[govinfo] GovInfo News 6-14-2007

  • From: "Patrice McDermott" <pmcdermott@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "govinfo@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <govinfo@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "FOI-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <FOI-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2007 14:24:03 -0400

Patrice McDermott, Director
202.332.OPEN (6736)
- Lawmakers question FBI's ability to manage large data-mining project
By Michael J. Sniffen, Associated Press June 12, 2007

The FBI wants to compile a massive computer database and analyze it for clues 
to unmask terrorist sleeper cells.    Reps. Brad Miller, D-N.C., and James 
Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., the chairman and ranking Republican on the House Science 
and Technology investigations subcommittee, asked the Government Accountability 
Office to investigate the proposal. Their June 4 letter to GAO was released 
Tuesday.    Justice Department budget documents submitted to Congress predict 
the center will hold 6 billion records by 2012 and "the universe of subjects 
will expand exponentially." That would equal "20 separate 'records' for each 
man, woman and child in the United States," the congressmen wrote. more

Link: Letter


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