Thursday, July 25, 2002

In-Q-Tel

Traction Software's server looks basically like a very full featured blogging framework. The
interesting part though was this:

"Traction Software investors include In-Q-Tel (U.S. Government funded venture catalyst
charged with identifying and delivering next-generation information technologies to
support the CIA's critical intelligence missions), Slater Interactive and private investors.

In-Q-Tel
In-Q-Tel is a private, independent, enterprise funded by the CIA. Launched in 1999,
In-Q-Tel's mission is to identify and invest in companies developing cutting-edge
information technologies that serve United States national security interests. Working
from an evolving strategic blueprint that defines the CIA's critical information
technology needs, In-Q-Tel engages with entrepreneurs, established companies, researchers
and venture capitalists to deliver technologies that pay out in superior intelligence
capabilities for the CIA and the larger Intelligence Community. Learn more at
www.in-q-tel.org."

http://www.tractionsoftware.com/companyinvestors.htm

Review of Traction's software:
http://www.infoworld.com/articles/ap/xml/02/07/15/020715aptraction.xml

Actually, Intelliseek looks like a more interesting set of tools:
http://www.intelliseek.com/

Should I use a portal/search engine which is based on a product funded by the CIA that purports to have "Competitve Intelligence"?
http://www.profusion.com/
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