Profile of J. Nicholas HooverSenior Editor, InformationWeek Government
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Articles by J. Nicholas Hoover
posted in May 2006
There's little doubt in my mind the NSA is actively mining huge stores of data and performing social network analysis to produce complex maps of terrorist networks in the hunt for al-Qaida. And if it does it right, it could see some success. It's not like social network analysis of al-Qaida hasn't been done before, even by yours truly (though I admit I don't think I've ever caught a terrorist).
The NSA is said to be analyzing phone records for terrorist information. That would be technologically difficult--but possible.
CA, still smarting from its $2.2 billion accounting scandal, bid adieu to its CFO last week just after losing its CTO and COO to new jobs. Customers wonder what's going on over there.
Robert Davis is leaving CA shortly after the departures of COO Jeff Clarke and CTO Mark Barrenechea. It's a sign that CA isn't yet stable following a $2.2 billion accounting scandal that dates back two years.
Videoconferencing's been an elusive tech dream. This time, it'll plug into other collaborative tools