The name, which meant "the Father of Ahmed from Kuwait", was just one name among thousands that were daily being entered into what would become the Terrorism Information Awareness database.
What does TIA stand for?
TIA stands for Terrorism Information Awareness (US DARPA program; formerly Total Information Awareness)
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- Military and Government
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We have 277 other meanings of TIA in our Acronym Attic
- Telecommunications and Information Administration
- Telecommunications Industry Association
- Telescope and Instrument Assembly
- Television Interface Adaptor (chip found in old Atari consoles)
- Temperature Indicating Alarm
- Temporary Insurance Agreement
- Temporary Investigative Authority
- Tentative Interim Amendment
- Terminal Indicate Assignment
- Terminologie et Intelligence Artificielle
Samples in periodicals archive:
As his story reached its climax, I happened to stumble across an article in my newspaper on the Defense Department's Total Information Awareness project (renamed Terrorism Information Awareness before being shut down by Congress)--a system of databases and information-mining technologies that allegedly would enable massive monitoring and tracking of individuals.
Department of Defense's Terrorism Information Awareness (TIA) project are exploiting the "business record weakness," he said, and legal scholars, Congress, and executive-branch officials must rethink those precedents.
The other program, more wide-ranging and ominous, was originally known as Total Information Awareness but is now being called Terrorism Information Awareness (TIA).
La Jornada Washington correspondent Jim Cason was alarmed that the Mexican data bases could be incorporated into the Terrorism Information Awareness operation being run out of the Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) by Retired Admiral John Poindexter, convicted of five felony counts of lying to Congress during the Iran-Contra scandals.
The first to get the boot should be John Poindexter, the retired vice admiral who was up to his ear lobes in the Iran-Contra scandal in the 1980s and whose proposed Terrorism Information Awareness program, a comprehensive plan for combing computer records for personal information, should raise every American's privacy hackles.
or to any other department, agency, or element of the federal government, may be obligated or expended on research and development on the Terrorism Information Awareness program," the bill stated.