Trusted Information Awareness - Another Name for Domestic Spying?

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Co-incident with the news about the formation of the U.S. Department of Homeland Defense is the breaking of a story about a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) ‘research project’ exploring the viability of sifting through huge amounts of transaction data looking for possible terrorist activities.

The project, titled 'Trusted Information Awareness,' run out of DARPA's information awareness office, is headed up by retired Admiral Carl Poindexter of Iran-Contra fame. Poindexter, who along with several famous Washington names from that period are suddenly popular again, is claiming the ...

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