Communication is a process described by Parsons and Perry in the 1960s. I will address that some other place or time.
An United States Air Force Colonel gets credit in online command and control literature for the OODA process.
I heard reports yesterday that the FBI was "scrubbing the database" for information on the Charlie Hebdo terrorists.
Scouring their database would mean they are looking at it intensely. Scrubbing a database used to mean purging it of bad data.
Wolf Blitzer used reasonable terminology on the Situation Room yesterday. Barbara Starr and all others I heard did not.
Does the Department of Defense translator for French to English know how to do his/her job?
I can imagine a language specialist not knowing the the implications of translating a request from the French to intensely search our databases.
Inteeroperability is still a problem.