Feds may unleash Six Sigma on terrorism

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  1. Feds may unleash Six Sigma on terrorism


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    By Del Jones, USA TODAY

    At a time when fighting the war on terrorism has become arguably the most important issue facing the USA, authorities are looking into an unlikely weapon to aid their fight: Six Sigma.

    Six Sigma is nothing like a laser-guided smart bomb but rather a statistics-heavy regimen of analyzing problems that has saved corporations billions. (Related story: Taking the Six Sigma approach)

    Whether corporate success can be repeated in a federal bureaucracy is an open question. Six Sigma is "powerful stuff" that could work even in the sprawl of the U.S. government, Dell Computer CEO Michael Dell says.