More Data Quality Problems at Homeland Security
The more integrated these "crime fighting" systems get, the more garbage they process, and the more time and money they waste. Our government needs an overhaul of the way they plan, manage and use these systems to prevent them from becoming completely useless. Today's case The Google Terrorist:
It was the lead item on the government's daily threat matrix one day last April. Don Emilio Fulci described by an FBI tipster as a reclusive but evil millionaire, had formed a terrorist group that was planning chemical attacks against London and Washington, D.C. That day even FBI director Robert Mueller was briefed on the Fulci matter. But as the day went on without incident, a White House staffer had a brainstorm: He Googled Fulci. His findings: Fulci is the crime boss in the popular video game Headhunter. "Stand down," came the order from embarrassed national security types.
Posted by Mark Thursday, May 13, 2004 1:07:00 PM |