CIA Chief Tech Officer: Big Data Is The Future And We Own It

3/21, Michael KelleyBusiness InsiderCIA Chief Tech Officer: Big Data Is The Future And We Own It

On Wednesday, the CIA’s chief technology officer detailed the Agency’s vision for collecting and analyzing all of the information people put on the Internet.

The wide-ranging presentation at GigaOM‘s Structure:Data conference in New York City came two days after it was reported the spy agency is on the verge of signing a cloud computing contract with Amazon — worth up to $600 million over 10 years — that involves Amazon Web Services helping the CIA build a “private cloud” filled with technologies like big data.

After laying out what the CIA does — i.e. collect intelligence, conduct analysis, perform covert action — CIA CTO Ira “Gus” Hunt detailed just how the agency plans to acquire, store, and analyze digital data on a massive scale.

You’re already a walking sensor platform,” Hunt said,

http://www.businessinsider.com/cia-presentation-on-big-data-2013-3

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