Carly Fiorina called for more robust private sector involvement in the war on terror during Tuesday's GOP presidential debate, knocking government bureaucracy as "woefully behind."

"Why did we mis the Tsarnaev brothers, why did we miss the San Bernardino couple?" the former tech executive asked on CNN, referring to the brothers who launched the 2013 attack at the Boston Marathon and the couple who killed 14 in California last week.
 
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"This is a place where the private sector could be helpful because the government is woefully behind the technology curb. Secondly, the bureaucratic processes that have been in place since 9/11 are woefully inadequate as well."
 
As an example, she noted that the government looks for threats in databases of known or suspected terrorists, while the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) isn't necessarily looking at people who have a history of radicalization. That underscores the need for law enforcement to be able to check social media, she said, which is something the Department of Homeland Security reportedly did not do ahead of the San Bernardino shootings. 
 
"Every parent in America is checking social media and every employer is as well. Our government can't do it? Our bureaucratic procedures are so behind, our government has become incompetent, unresponsive, corrupt. And that incompetence, ineptitude, lack of accountability is now dangerous."
 
Fiorina made her mark as the head of Hewlett-Packard, one of the largest American technology companies. She also served on a CIA advisory board and advised in the creation of the Department of Homeland Security.