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Google Enterprise OK For US Government Secrets?

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Google: Fit for intelligence work? from Federal Computer Week looks at Google's enterprise search being used by some US government networks and some experts questioning whether the technology is "unfit" for classified work. But some Google enterprise "teammates," info tech firms trained to develop Google enterprise and bring it into security settings, say it's OK.

When one expert says, "For those things that Google does find, it will rank them based on popularity," it doesn't sound like they understand the enterprise product.

Yes, popularity is key in Google web search results. But it's not really an issue to my knowledge with non-web enterprise data. However, the point of Google enterprise not really being a tool for spotting patterns sounds right.

FYI, Gary noted last year that Convera has been tapped by agencies such as the CIA for search needs. The CIA tapped into Inktomi technology back in 2002. In 2001, CIA-backed In-Q-Tel picked Stratify to help spot patterns.


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