Complexity Digest 2005.03 - 19.04
The F.B.I.'s Virtual Nonstarter, NY Times
Excerpts: One of the most alarming vulnerabilities to emerge after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks has been the Federal Bureau of Investigation's continuing inability to come up with a computer system that enables field agents to act quickly in sharing information and suspicions about where the next threats may emerge. (...) the bureau admitted that its 1980's computer technology could not search its files for cross-references to two words, like "flight" and "schools" - a lethal shortcoming in light of where some of the terrorists prepared for their suicide mission.
- Source: The F.B.I.'s Virtual Nonstarter
[ http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/14/opinion/14fri3.html ], NYTimes, 05/01/14