“Awash in Data”

Senior intelligence officials unveiled new measures to fix the nation’s encumbered intelligence system during a recent conference in Denver. The 16-agency Intelligence Community is “awash in data” but unable to use it efficiently, primarily because there’s access confusion, said Deputy Director of National Intelligence Thomas Fingar, reports the Denver Post. The IC still hasn’t settled on a method to determine which entity needs what data. Reform measures announced during the conference included developing a user-friendly standard format for intelligence reports and creating a “Wikipedia” style forum where all 16 agencies can contribute information.