September 12, 2001

State Department technology lagging

Author: JT Smith

From CNet: "Tuesday's attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon could put a spotlight on a
long-standing State Department mandate to upgrade its computer systems to better
prevent terrorism.

In the early 1990s, the State Department announced a sweeping $530 million program to upgrade
its technology infrastructure, replacing the department's proprietary hardware and software
systems with an open systems environment by 1998." The BBC has a story on "failed U.S. intelligence."

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