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Future Computing and Cutting-Edge National Security

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Publication Date: July 2007

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): James Jay Carafano; Andrew Gudgel

Series: Backgrounder

Topic: Government (Internal security)

Keywords: National security; defense; homeland security

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


Data mining and cognitive computers are powerful tools that could greatly improve the identification, analysis, and decision-making capabilities in homeland security and defense. Congress not only should be aware of these computing technologies, but also should encourage their development by creating policy that establishes clear guidelines for responsible use within constitutional limits without impeding future development.