23619694 story NSA Makes Contribution To Apache Hadoop Project 102 Posted by samzenpus on Sunday September 04, 2011 @02:13PM from the need-a-hand? dept. An anonymous reader writes "The National Security Agency has submitted a new database, Accumulo, to the Apache Foundation for incubation. Accumulo is based on the original BigTable paper with some extensions such as the ability to provide cell-level security. It appears there are some hurdles that must be cleared concerning copyright before the project could be accepted."