Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Tubing for a stovepipe.

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  • n. retrieval of information from unconnected databases; the situation that exists when it is necessary to climb out of one database in order to climb down into another; sometimes used for protection against wandering hackers

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Examples

  • "stovepiping" - among these organizations and recommended the creation of a new DNI office to bring about better sharing of information in the preparation of reports for the president and other policymakers.

    ajc.com - News

  • The changes that reduced this kind of information "stovepiping" have produced the opposite problem – amassing so much data that officials complain it's hard to make sense of it, and as the WikiLeaks incident shows, keep it secret.

    WikiLeaks Forces Intelligence Community To Rethink The Way It Shares Information

  • Dagan developed close ties to neoconservative policymakers in the United States during the Bush-Cheney years, and Dagan's critics charge that the Mossad's intelligence estimates are being tailored to fit the director's personal views, just as Bush advisers were accused of "stovepiping" evidence to suit their agenda.

    Iran’s Worst Enemy

  • Post Nixon we had the dismantling of cointelpro and the creation of regulations which would later be called "stovepiping" and which would take scapegoat status for the failure of our intelligence community to act on the data it had which would have prevented the attacks of nine-one-one.

    Balkinization

  • Such "stovepiping" of information must not continue.

    The Resilient Society

  • That's exactly the kind of "stovepiping" of information the 9/11 Commission blamed for the failure to detect the hijacking plot.

    LOOK WHO'S NOT TALKING--STILL

  • Rumsfeld was so torn over what to do that he briefly considered "stovepiping" the Special Forces in the region -- putting them under separate command, if only to stop the bickering in the ranks.

    The War Of The Night

  • In a New Yorker article about CIA analysts on the defensive, journalist Seymour Hersh described this "stovepiping" process of sending raw intelligence to the top.

    Why U.S. Intelligence Failed, Redux

  • I mean, this is one of the prime examples of the kind of stovepiping and problems that we're talking about in the intelligence agencies.

    CNN Transcript Apr 14, 2004

  • The changes that reduced this kind of information "stovepiping" have produced the opposite problem - amassing so much data that officials complain it's hard to make sense of it, and as the WikiLeaks incident shows, keep it secret.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

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