[govinfo] GovInfo News 6-7-2007

  • From: "Patrice McDermott" <pmcdermott@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "govinfo@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <govinfo@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "FOI-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <FOI-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2007 17:12:05 -0400

- 70% of Intelligence budget spent on private contractors
- Intelligence budget may be buried in PowerPoint - PowerPoint now buried
- Exploring the deep web
Patrice McDermott, Director
202.332.OPEN (6736)
June 6, 2007 at 5:52 PM (UPI)

Figures recently revealed by the Office of the Director of National 
Intelligence indicate that about 70 percent of the U.S. intelligence budget is 
now spent on private contractors. more [UPI]

- Intelligence budget may be buried in PowerPoint - PowerPoint now buried
June 6, 2007 at 3:56 PM (UPI)

The U.S. intelligence budget may be as much as $60 billion, according to 
figures that slipped out in a government PowerPoint presentation.   ...figures 
and charts released by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence may 
have been more revealing than intended.     A bar graph included in the 
presentation illustrated the rise in number of contracts awarded since Sept. 
11, 2001, but withheld the figures used to produce the graph.     Accessing the 
DNI presentation on the office's Web site, intelligence blogger R.J. Hillhouse 
used functions in PowerPoint to uncover the figures entered in a spreadsheet to 
generate the graph.  Hillhouse estimated that the intelligence budget for 
fiscal year 2006 was closer to $60 billion, nearly 25 percent higher than the 
$45-48 billion figure typically projected.    The PowerPoint presentation 
publicly released by the DNI was removed from the government Web site shortly 
after reports by Hillhouse and others emerged.  more [UPI]  See also Secrecy 

Link: ODNI PowerPoint [at Federation of American Scientists]

- Exploring the deep web -- Internal and external federated systems lead users 
to treasures that regular search engines can't find
By Drew Robb, Special to GCN
June 4, 2007 Issue

...Google may dominate the search market, but it has two major shortcomings. 
The first is that it barely accesses what is known as the deep Web, invisible 
Web or hidden Web - data that is available over the Internet but cannot be 
indexed by Web crawlers, at least not without Webmasters preparing a text file 
listing all the entries of that database. All this material that resides in 
databases can only be summoned by dispatching a query or by filling out a form. 
  ...the deep Web contains about 94 percent of what is on the Internet. ...if 
you are only using Google or Yahoo, you are missing most of what is out there. 
more [GCN]

Examples of public federated search sites: California Digital Library ; 
Complete Planet ; Defense Technology Information Center ; ePrint Network ; 
National Digital Library for Agriculture ; Science.gov


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