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CIA Inc.

Latest cover for the intelligence agency: business developer

By Cynthia E. Griffin

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Entrepreneurship probably isn't the first thing that comesto mind when you say "CIA." But that's about tochange, thanks to a new business initiative launched by theintelligence agency.

In-Q-It Inc. is a private, nonprofit corporation that will workwith private-sector companies and individuals to develop technologyto solve problems in four areas: Internet security and privacy,generic Internet and intranet security, sophisticated knowledgeengines (search engines), and the cataloging of disparate bits ofinformation (such as finger prints, photos and videos) into onesystem.

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