FBI terrorist task force director Tanner retires

Mark Tanner, the former director of the FBI's Foreign Terrorist Tracking Task Force, has joined Collabraspace Inc. of Annapolis, Md., as business director for law enforcement and homeland security.

Tanner retired Jan. 3 after a 22-year career at the bureau that included postings as director of information resources management, a job in which he advocated a transition from customized to commercial applications.

Tanner was an early advocate of the need to build systems for FBI special agents and intelligence analysts that would route information to them automatically as a means of securing information dominance.

As director of the Foreign Terrorist Tracking Task Force, Tanner led an interagency team of more than 170 government personnel and contractors who provided tactical intelligence to law enforcement agencies.

Collabraspace produces collaboration software and related applications which it sells to the Pentagon, the intelligence community and the private sector.

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