Government agencies continue to expand their use of information technology in an attempt to root out the sources of terrorism. As they proceed, more and more private businesses are being asked to cooperate in the search. Corporations in the financial services, airline and telecommunications have already handed over terabytes of customers data, and as the anti-terror nets cast wider, it seems reasonable that other industries will soon be asked as well.\n\nWhat is the government's approach to using IT as an intelligence tool? What role does\u2014and should\u2014corporate America play? And how, as an IT leader, should you respond if asked to make a choice between the government's desire for ever more data and your customers' rights to privacy?We've collected the information you need here in our National Intelligence research center. Read, learn, and join the debate.Senator Calls for U.S. Summit on Privacy\nSen. Patrick Leahy calls for the U.S. Congress and President Bush to convene a conference on privacy in the wake of recent reports that federal agencies spied on U.S. citizens and monitored protesters of the Iraqi war.\n\nCustoms Rattles the Supply Chain\nThe government wants you to secure your supply chain. Right now, its program is voluntary. It wont stay that way for long. And the responsibility for collecting the data is going to fall on\u2014you guessed it\u2014the CIO.\n\nA Challenge to VoIP Wiretaps\nAppeals court to weigh surveillance over privacy.\n\nCongress Renews Patriot Act\nCompromise plan aims to limit corporate data searches.\n\nPoindexter Defends Total Information Awareness\nEx-DARPA head and retired Admiral John Poindexter explains for the first time what went wrong with Total Information Awareness (TIA)\u2014the government's plan for ubiquitous data collection for intelligence efforts\u2014and how, in fact, it may not really have been canceled after all.\n\nWhat to Do When the Government Wants Your Data\nHow to serve your company and you country.\n\n\nTerror Transactions Bedevil Banks\nFinancial firms embrace new technology to comply with the Patriot Act.