TIA gets two watchdogs

In an obvious effort to deflect recent complaints (and legal action) about the run-away nature of the TIA (Total Information Awareness) initiative to spy on Americans, the Pentagon announced the formation of two boards to help oversee the program.

InfoWorld reports in this article that the two boards are being formed an that one of them is an internal pentagon board (to be kept mostly secret) and the other is an external board.

The pentagon stated that the purpose of the boards is to help ensure that the project develops its methods in a manner consistent with "U.S. constitutional law, U.S. statutory law and American values related to privacy."

I'm just hoping this doesn't placate the critics.