SENATORS WANT POINDEXTER'S SHOP CLOSED

John Poindexter's resignation was not enough, two Senators critical of DARPA are saying. They want the agency's entire Information Awareness Office -- the groups of minds, lead by Poindexter, who came up with the terror trading floor and the Total Information Awareness database effort -- closed for good."I am still determined to shut the entire program this fall," Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) told the New York Times. "I want to close the Poindexter umbrella."Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND), added, "The issue wasn't Poindexter. The issue was preposterous ideas that in some cases threatened the privacy of the American people."Poindexter's resignation letter became public yesterday. You can read it here.

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