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What does TIA stand for?

TIA stands for Terrorism Information Awareness (US DARPA program; formerly Total Information Awareness)

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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.
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.