by Susanne Posel, Activist Post
Earlier this year, the Obama administration announced a massive data mining initiative where federal resources would be used to collect vast amounts of data concerning subjects of science, economy, environment and medicine.
IBM and LLNL will be a “foundational stone” to solving business problems, according to James Sexton, program director of the TJ Watson Computational Science Center at IBM. Sexton says: “It could be an engineering design for a new aircraft or gas turbine engine. It could be an agricultural system where you’re managing the land and want to minimize damage to the environment.”
In June of 2011, LLNL’s HPCIC was given the responsibility to influencing public industry with purposes of having a direct hand in the collaboration of private sector corporations and the US government. Discoveries made with technology under the thumb of the LLNL would be used to assist US corporations. As government run laboratories working with the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Department of Energy (DOE) can influence elected officials to support government agendas with multi-million dollar budgets under the promise of bettering the economy.