Spooks, Sleuths, and Data Sharing

Against long odds, a new federal group called the TTIC now has 14 key networks, including the CIA's and FBI's, linked together

Cats and dogs living together? Yeah, fat chance. That's what Washington insiders would have said five years ago if anyone had suggested agents from the FBI and the CIA would one day sit in a room and freely trade secrets. Then September 11 happened, and it appeared that an unwillingness to share data across the federal government was a key factor in the ultimate intelligence failure. So in May, 2003, the Bush Administration launched the Terrorism Threat Integration Center (TTIC).

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