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Thwarting Terrorism Through 'Information Awareness'

The Bush administration researches the creation of a global computer system to address one of the issues surrounding the Sept. 11 attacks. The Information Awareness Office will gather and interpret diverse data in search of potential threats. Hear more from NPR's Joe Palca and Robert O'Harrow of The Washington Post.

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Joe Palca is a science correspondent for NPR. Since joining NPR in 1992, Palca has covered a range of science topics — everything from biomedical research to astronomy. He is currently focused on the eponymous series, "Joe's Big Idea." Stories in the series explore the minds and motivations of scientists and inventors. Palca is also the founder of NPR Scicommers – A science communication collective.
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