[Authorities in Florida are creating] a new tool to analyze billions of records about both criminals and ordinary Americans
The system, which is called Matrix or Multistate Anti-Terrorism Information Exchange, reportedly allows investigators to find patterns and links among people and events faster than ever before. It combines, police records with commercially available collections of personal information about most American adults.
The Justice Department has provided $4 million to expand the Matrix program nationally and will provide the computer network for information sharing among the states, according to documents and interviews. The Department of Homeland Security has pledged $8 million, state officials said.
first reported by the Washington Post
Congress cuts funding of TIA, and we get the 'Matrix' forced on us instead