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[ISN] FBI and Nortel Strike Software Agreement
From: mea culpa (jerichoDIMENSIONAL.COM)
Date: Wed Sep 15 1999 - 21:34:57 CDT
From: Bronc Buster <bronc2600.com>
September 14, 1999
FBI, Cos. Strike Software Agreement
Filed at 7:49 p.m. EDT
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The FBI reached a first-of-its-kind agreement enabling
telecommunications companies to use computer software made by Nortel
Networks to assist law enforcement agencies in conducting lawfully
The agreement calls for Nortel, a major supplier of telecommunications
equipment, to provide certain software to its carrier customers. Nortel
will waive the license fees.
The 1994 Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act authorized $500
million for the purpose of reimbursing the telecommunications industry for
its costs in cooperating with law enforcement agencies in wiretapping.
``Carriers can now begin taking steps to correct technological impediments
within their networks that currently prevent law enforcement from being
able to carry out court-ordered electronic surveillance directed at
suspected criminals and terrorists,'' Attorney General Janet Reno said in
The telecommunication carrier Ameritech also is a party to the agreement.
FBI Director Louis Freeh said the bureau is working toward finalizing
similar reimbursement agreements with other carriers and manufacturers.
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