have invested $392 million so far in such a Center, about a four
* hour drive from Washington, D.C., and we hope to have it completed
* and equipped in about two years... We hope all states will be in the
* system by 1998 and will supply information on a continuing basis...
* Meanwhile, we will continue to establish the National Identification
* Center for this AND OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT PURPOSES.
* It should be noted that, since my revelations in 1994, Congressman Neal
* Smith and his office refuse to answer inquiries about the National
* Identification Center.
* However, in a recent article in Federal Computer Week, a Washington, D.C.
* magazine for federal employees, basically admitted the existence of this
* Center and its activities.
* In his article, "Federal Agencies Link, Share Databases," John Monroe said:
* Law enforcement agencies across the federal government have poured
* money into information technology programs. According to the Government
* Market Services Division, federal agencies will spend 5.5 billion
* dollars on law enforcement technology between 1995 and 1999...
* The common link between in these programs is to build an information
* substructure: A WEB OF CONNECTED DATABASES AND HIGH SPEED NETWORKS
* THAT WILL MAKE DATA INSTANTLY AVAILABLE TO FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL
* LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS.
* The federal government's goal is to BRING RANDOM PIECES OF DATA
* TOGETHER TO GET A MORE COMPLETE PICTURE---WHAT SOME CALL INTELLIGENCE.
Wow. All federal agencies will be linked together in a vast intelligence
network. Handheld fingerprint devices will be