July 10, 2001

CIA firm 'terrain maps' Open Source information

Author: JT Smith

Sciam.com has an article about the U.S. CIA's technology incubator, In-Q-Tel, "a private not-for-profit venture-capital firm whose funding
comes from taxpayer dollars ... To find new ideas and technologies that might be quickly developed and adapted for agency use, In-Q-Tel, with
offices in the Washington, D.C., area and Silicon Valley, spends a lot of time doing 'terrain mapping' -- reviewing
open-source information on the Internet or in trade literature."


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