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    Re: Homeland Security 'fusion' centers spy on citizens, produce 'shoddy' work, report

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    This is why I think elected officials and government agents deserve no privacy.People who authorize and or spy on people deserve no privacy.


    Homeland Security 'fusion' centers spy on citizens, produce 'shoddy' work, report says - Open Channel

    The Department of Homeland Security has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on a network of 77 so-called “fusion” intelligence centers that have collected personal information on some U.S. citizens — including detailing the “reading habits” of American Muslims — while producing “shoddy” reports and making no contribution to thwarting any terrorist plots, a new Senate report states.

    The “ fusion centers,” created under President George W. Bush and expanded under President Barack Obama, consist of special teams of federal , state and local officials collecting and analyzing intelligence on suspicious activities throughout the country. They have been hailed by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano as “one of the centerpieces” of the nation’s counterterrorism efforts.
    But a bipartisan report by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations released Tuesday concludes that the centers “often produced irrelevant” and "useless” intelligence reports. “There were times when it was, ‘What a bunch of crap is coming through,’” one senior Homeland Security official is quoted as saying .
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    Re: Homeland Security 'fusion' centers spy on citizens, produce 'shoddy' work, report

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    This is why I think elected officials and government agents deserve no privacy.People who authorize and or spy on people deserve no privacy.


    Homeland Security 'fusion' centers spy on citizens, produce 'shoddy' work, report says - Open Channel

    The Department of Homeland Security has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on a network of 77 so-called “fusion” intelligence centers that have collected personal information on some U.S. citizens — including detailing the “reading habits” of American Muslims — while producing “shoddy” reports and making no contribution to thwarting any terrorist plots, a new Senate report states.

    The “ fusion centers,” created under President George W. Bush and expanded under President Barack Obama, consist of special teams of federal , state and local officials collecting and analyzing intelligence on suspicious activities throughout the country. They have been hailed by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano as “one of the centerpieces” of the nation’s counterterrorism efforts.
    But a bipartisan report by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations released Tuesday concludes that the centers “often produced irrelevant” and "useless” intelligence reports. “There were times when it was, ‘What a bunch of crap is coming through,’” one senior Homeland Security official is quoted as saying .
    It will take some time for DHS intelligence to find it's flow. The same is true for all the Intelligence organizations that currently exist. There's quite a bit of trial and error involved with formulation of an effective mission oriented intelligence program.

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    Re: Homeland Security 'fusion' centers spy on citizens, produce 'shoddy' work, report

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    It will take some time for DHS intelligence to find it's flow. The same is true for all the Intelligence organizations that currently exist. There's quite a bit of trial and error involved with formulation of an effective mission oriented intelligence program.
    the first being deciding just what the mission really is.
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    Re: Homeland Security 'fusion' centers spy on citizens, produce 'shoddy' work, report

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Exactly.

    Now, how do we get that message to the average voter?
    The average voter doesn't give enough of a rats ass to pay attention.
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    Re: Homeland Security 'fusion' centers spy on citizens, produce 'shoddy' work, report

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Exactly.

    Now, how do we get that message to the average voter?
    Blunt force trauma.
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    Re: Homeland Security 'fusion' centers spy on citizens, produce 'shoddy' work, report

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    the first being deciding just what the mission really is.
    Absolutely true.

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