DARPA intell program sent to Afghanistan to spy
Nexus 7 to help with war-zone surveillance
- By Defense Systems Staff
- Jul 21, 2011
A classified intelligence program called Nexus 7 has been
sent to Afghanistan
to conduct surveillance on the region’s instability, writes Noah Shachtman of Wired’s Danger Room.
The move is being championed by Defense Advanced
Research Projects Agency officials who are looking at Nexus, which culls multiple data
sources, as a tool to break free from the “traditional, long-range research role,”
reports Danger Room.
But some intelligence operators see the DARPA program as duplicative,
having mediocre code and not a way to stop the Taliban, the article said.