posted on Sep, 25 2003 @ 01:09 PM
Oh, but its NOT going away... changing names and locations perhaps, but it will still be alive and well....
WASHINGTON - House and Senate negotiators have decided to close a Pentagon (news - web sites) office that was developing a vast computerized terrorism
surveillance system and bar spending that would allow those high-tech spying tools to be used against Americans on U.S. soil.
But they left open the possibility that some or all of the high-powered software tools under development might be employed by different government
offices to gather foreign intelligence from foreigners, U.S. citizens aboard or foreigners in this country.
The controversial Terrorism Information Awareness program was conceived by retired Adm. John Poindexter and was run by the Information Awareness
Office that he headed inside the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. It was developing software that could examine the computerized travel,
credit, medical and other records of Americans and others around the world to search for telltale activities that might reveal preparations for a