Today on my show, I talked with Kevin Whitelaw of US News about the real-life version of the CTU you see on “24,” called the National Counterterrorism Center.

He was granted access (on an unclassified basis) to the operations center where all US intelligence agencies share their information. You’ll be disappointed to hear that no one there has the computer access that Chloe has, able to immediately call up the schematics for any building anywhere in the wold. The good news is that the various agencies are finally sharing information — but even that is limited by their inability to access all the databases simultaneously.

Listen, then read more in Whitelaw’s piece.