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Blinded by information overload
DANA PRIEST AND WILLIAM ARKIN
July 20, 2010
Unwieldy beast ... security efforts. Photo: The Washington Post
WASHINGTON: When it comes to national security, all too often no expense is spared and few questions are asked. The result is an enterprise so massive that nobody in government has a full understanding of it.
In the US Department of Defence, where more than two-thirds of America's intelligence programs reside, only a handful of senior officials - called Super Users - have the ability to even know about all the department's activities. One Super