Dots were not connected? With a special agency, the National Operations Center, having been created to coordinate communication among agencies within the Department of Homeland Security, one would have thought that the dot-connecting with which they were charged should have succeeded. Human error aside, since there were multiple opportunities in this case to connect them, several humans were out there multitasking in error.
For your reference, here is the Department of Homeland Security’s 2008 Information Sharing Strategy. [DHS Document] DHS web page information about role of Office of Intelligence and Analysis. [DHS Docoument]
Now congress wants to make government and government services even bigger by creating its own dot-connecting agency to oversee a massive government program that will affect your health care and your health. Too bad we didn’t have a scare earlier to bring home the deadly consequences big government can bring to bear on anything it touches.