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Linux Journal: Linux in Government: LAMP Solution for the "9/11 Commission Report" Recommendation

Aug 16, 2004, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Adelstein)

"As you read this article, I urge you to visit the Web site I discuss and actually test it. If you don't, then you're doing yourself and you community a disservice. Sitting right under our noses, open-source software is providing a solution right now to one of the major recommendations sited in the 9-11 Commission Report of July 22, 2004: 'unifying the many participants in the counter terrorism effort and their knowledge in a network-based information sharing system that transcends traditional government boundaries.'

"The many participants in the counterterrorism effort include state and local law enforcement agencies, in addition to the FBI and CIA. In fact, the reorganization of the agencies that make up the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was intended to increase information sharing. DHS has screamed for information sharing for three years..."

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