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Friday, January 08, 2010

Software Flaws Let Xmas Bomber Through

Wired's consistently excellent "Danger Room" has a must-read piece: Software Flaws Let Christmas Bomber Get Through. In the article they follow up on the Administration's recent review of the intelligence failure, and describe how "Crappy government software -- and failure to use that software right -- almost got 289 people killed in the botched Christmas day bombing."

These problems include search engine failures, data correlation inabilities, and user incompetence. The commercial sector tackled these problems years ago with more success; maybe it's time to take air safety as seriously as on-line Christmas shopping.


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