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No Substitute For Warm Bodies

In law enforcement, the tend – as far as intelligence and information management go, anyway – has for some time been something along the lines of “work smarter, not harder”, and the popular advice is not to collect more information, but to better exploit the information you already have, and collect. It looks great on paper, and it’s – don’t get me wrong – actually a pretty smart and effective tactic when used properly.

What troubles me, though, is the fact that all too often the renewed emphasis on “information you already have” means that the collection of new information gets sidelined, at best; at worst, the acquisition of new information becomes viewed as unimportant, which isn’t – okay, shouldn’t – be the case.
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Published in: Geekiness, General, Security | on July 15th, 2009 | Comments Off on No Substitute For Warm Bodies