MI5 Fired IT ConsultantsAdded: Thursday, July 19th, 2012
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British spooks MI5 recently fired its IT consultants company after the latter failed to meet deadlines in implementing the new intelligence-checking system.
The security service confirmed that the consultants promised to come up with a computer system able to help MI5 officers carry out secret searches on suspects, among whom there might be people who may pose a threat at the games. However, the software MI5 was waiting for wasn’t ready to be safely trialed before the Olympics.
According to the technical reports, the new electronic records management system had to bring together all MI5 intelligence data, so its officers could carry out complete searches of both old and current records. Such approach could allow the officers to finger a terror suspect who had been dormant or hiding. The project in question cost over a million, but faced all sorts of teething troubles.
Jonathan Evans, the CEO of the security service, is already miffed that some costly IT security contracts have been spiked. According to Whitehall, the decision to delay introducing the new intelligence-checking software until after the Olympics was made beforehand. The reason for this decision was that it was considered too risky to introduce new system just before the games, without allowing for the probation period.
The media sources also quote Evans as saying that it was a fair criticism to insist there were a number of cases where using consultants and contractors was not as controlled as it should have been. Jonathan Evans claimed that he has fixed that problem now. Apparently, by making the consultants redundant. Hopefully, the system will be implemented after the event.
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Thursday, July 19th, 2012
|In the meantime with a very real threat that some efforts by aggrieved people from Afghanistan,Iraq,Libya,Syria or Egypt to just mention a few,MI5 using their great intellect has decided to dismiss their IT consultants who may have if kept on been able to help them keep tabs on more than the 60 people at a time they can actually monitor in reality.|
|posted by (2012-07-20 00:56:39)|
|well thats..... pointless then.|
|Pretty much the way of Govt thinking,although even with the new search capabilities the experts were working on the reality is that there are over 5.5 million British/Arab Muslims alone and any who are disillusioned by the acts of the British and American forces in the middle east are potential terrorists and so holding the Olympics in Britain at this time poses a very real threat considering that children in Iraq as young as 6 years old are being recruited by Al-Qaeda to lay bombs and 14 year olds are making the bombs none of whom are in the computer system as terrorists..||
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