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Shortly after the 9-11 horror and the media disclosing none of the police organizations, national security agencies and our government offices knew how to communicate with each other. If any information was known by any authority, it was kept secret from the rest of the countries security agencies and police authorities. For example, if the FBI knew something about 9-11, they would not share that information with the New York Police, the CIA, the Secret Service or the National Security Agency. As I understand much of this character of keeping information from other authorities has changed. The Government has been building for several years many "Fusion Centers". This is a compilation of mining data about criminal activity both local, state, national and terrorist occurrences in our country and across the world. You can search on Fusion center and find the existing locations. The disaster of 9-11 and our country realizing idiots were in charge of the information, but did not know how to use it was a problem, so Fusion Centers were developed.
I'm sure all our cell phone activity and drone spying is catalogged in some data mine where all these Fusion Centers are networked having access to everything. Additionally, I will not be surprised that some things of knowledge sharing still is not available to some who really need-to-know. Those in charge and may suffer from intimidating characterization are those that say who should be in the "need-to-know". Those Management types often will keep private to themselves as trophys of "see what I have and you don't" mentality. They are the wrong type of cahracter for these jobs to allow knowledge to be shared across the board. Of course, there should be control on data leaks to the press or some terrorist group, but that should be auomatically controlled within the organization.
This posting as well as all others we do may very well be data mined into the Fusion Center Network. I have nothing to hide and I am proud to be an American, Democrat, Vietnam Veteran, Protestant, Boy Scout, Married with children and grand children. I welcome the information into the Fusion Center with open arms and an open door, which I have coffee and cookies ready to serve. What I do object to is some Fusion Center Network contamination that leaks any information to groups that have a special agenda, like salesman, purchasing characters, life styles accounting and terrorist groups. So, we should all hope that the Fusion Center Network is protected from these criminal activities like the Chinese evesdropping on our computers and businesses.