Journal d'investigation en ligne et d'information‑hacking
par Antoine Champagne - kitetoa

Spoiler : what is #PRISM ?

Beware : The following review contains spoilers... I was supposed to do a long presentation about PRISM and many other American secret stuff next Sunday. But many people asked for a small spoiler. Here it is. There are so many papers all over the Press explaining what is PRISM. We might be wrong, but we think that tings are a bit more complicated than what we have been reading. So let's spoil the presentation... Everything started on 9/11. The neocons were afraid and angry.

Beware : The following review contains spoilers...

I was supposed to do a long presentation about PRISM and many other American secret stuff next Sunday. But many people asked for a small spoiler. Here it is.

There are so many papers all over the Press explaining what is PRISM. We might be wrong, but we think that tings are a bit more complicated than what we have been reading. So let's spoil the presentation...

Everything started on 9/11. The neocons were afraid and angry. They knew they had missed something. Information had not gone through. So they decided to speed up a project for the Army and the government. Dude... let's build a GIG, said Paul Wolfowitz !

What was the GIG ?

The GIG is defined as a global interconnected end-to-end set of information capabilities, associated processes and personnel for collecting, processing, storing, disseminating and managing information on demand to warfighters, policy makers, and support personnel. The GIG comprises many systems that interoperate to provide the right info to the right places when needed. (…) allow vast amounts of information to be readily accessed by anyone, anywhere, anytime.

The GIG is a concept, an idea. The real tool for the Army, the government and the intelligence community is the GCCS-J.

So what's that GCCS-J ?

The Global Command & Control System – Joint  (GCCS-J) is a Command, Control, Communications, Computer, and Intelligence (C4I) system for achieving full spectrum...