Spy Tech: 10 CIA-Backed InvestmentsCheck out some of the latest technologies to win funding from In-Q-Tel, the venture investment arm of the CIA and other intelligence agencies. That's the first step toward use by agents and analysts.
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Earlier this year, before he resigned as director of the CIA in November, David Petraeus talked about the implications of an "ocean of big data" for intelligence collection and analysis. To help with that challenge, In-Q-Tel invested in 10gen, developer of the MongoDB open source database. MongoDB is a document-oriented, NoSQL database that can be used to store structured and unstructured data at very large scale.
Credit: Defense Dept.
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