January 5, 2012
LOS ANGELES - The cyber security chief for Griffith Colson Intelligence Service (GCIS), a private intelcom agency, said the new GCIS technology, termed "D.I.N.O." (Deployed Internet Network Operations system), failed to perform during last night's Iowa Caucus vote.
The system predicted Ron Paul the winner by a 2% margin, while in fact, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum battled it out for first place.
Kayla Cohen, Deputy Director of Cyber Security for GCIS, as well as the system chief of D.I.N.O., said the technology failed because of human error.
"GCIS consultants urged me within an hour of the vote to add a 5% margin of error and I should have recalibrated the system before the votes came in," said Cohen, "The error was mine. What we have done is taken D.I.N.O. back into Beta testing prior to the New Hampshire primary. If this system works under the new math, then we have it nailed down. We have used this system during the testing phase to predict an earthquake in Virginia, which proved highly reliable. We actually had feet on the ground to deliver disaster preparedness information door to door and to city council officials nearly one week prior to the quake that hit Virginia. So it has worked. We also predicted the win of a state senator in Virginia based on this system. Last night, the error was my own".