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Police Are Looking for a Good Interface; CIA Bin Laden Unit Chief Resigns; Possible Image of Gun Clears Dulles Airport

Nov 12, 20042 mins
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

Police Are Looking for a Good Interface

The New York Times reports that a new mobile dispatch system placed in police cars in San Jose is is so complex and difficult to use that police claim that it is jeopardizing their ability to do their jobs. According to the story, at the heart of the dispute is the question of how much the technology itself is to blame, how much is a training problem and how much can be attributed to the predictable pains associated with learning something new.

Read the full story in the New York Times.

CIA Bin Laden Unit Chief Resigns

Todays Washington Post reports that Michael Scheuer, author and former chief of the CIA’s Osama bin Laden unit, has resigned from the agency, saying he did so so he could speak openly as the government’s failure to understand the threat from al Qaeda. According to the story, Scheuer believes that there has not been adequate national debate over the nature of the threat posed by Osama bin Laden and the force he leads and inspires.

Read the full story in the Washington Post.