Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Military Intelligence Redefined: Big Data in the Battlefield

Young, Chris. "Military Intelligence Redefined: Big Data in the Battlefield." Forbes, March 12, 2012.

From the article: "When U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta outlined a strategic review of the country’s national defense, he called for increased investment in the areas of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance. Panetta spotlighted information processing, exploitation, and dissemination—a growing priority for the military that makes use of vast networks of sensors that produce intelligence ranging from satellite imagery to drone-captured video to text files.

Like many businesses and organizations, our national and global security is becoming increasingly reliant on rapidly making sense of and managing the growing amount of intelligence data available today. Simply put, big data is now a fixture on the battlefield and across the global security landscape."  Read more