June 29, 2008

An Undertaking of Great Advantage, But Nobody to Know What It Is

Shorter FBI to Congress:

Our "National Security Analysis Center" data mining project is too important and super-secret to explain to mere legitimate authority, but it's expanding exponentially, so the money you give us for it had better grow too.

As Noah Shachtman notes, the remarkable thing is that this did, in fact, lead to the House appropriations committee voting to at least not expand the program. (They did not, apparently, vote to kill it altogether, though I can't see why not.)

(Speaking of wasteful, fradulent, and/or abusive data-mining...)

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