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[Congressional Record: September 24, 2003 (House)]
[Page H8755-H8784]
From the Congressional Record Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:cr24se03-81]

[[pp. H8755-H8784]] CONFERENCE REPORT ON H.R. 2658, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS
ACT, 2004

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Terrorism Information Awareness (TIA)

The conferees agree with the Senate position which eliminates funding for the Terrorism Information Awareness (TIA) program within the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The conferees are concerned about the activities of the Information Awareness Office and direct that the Office be terminated immediately. The only research projects previously under the jurisdiction of the Information Awareness Office that may continue under DARPA are: Bio-Event Advanced Leading Indicator Recognition Technology, Rapid Analytic Wargaming, Wargaming the Asymmetric Environment, and Automated Speech and Text Exploitation in Multiple Languages (including Babylon and Symphony). The conferees find these programs are not components of TIA for the purposes of section 8131. The conference agreement does not restrict the National Foreign Intelligence Program from using processing, analysis and collaboration tools for counterterrorism foreign intelligence purposes.

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