Another Data-Mining Program Bites the Dust
Say goodbye to Operation Advise, which cost $42 million. The DHS announced today it was scrapping the program, probably for good.
Known as ADVISE and begun in 2003, the Analysis, Dissemination, Visualization, Insight and Semantic Enhancement program was developed by the department and the Lawrence Livermore and Pacific Northwest national laboratories for use by many DHS components, including immigration, customs, border protection, biological defense and its intelligence office.
Reason for abandonment: It didn't comply with privacy rules.
[T]wo internal Homeland Security reports found that tests had used live data about real people rather than made-up data for one to two years without meeting privacy requirements...
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