Posts Tagged: intelligence

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Transforming Federal Data Into Smart Business Analytics

Transforming Data Into Smart Business Analytics Check out my in-studio Tech Talk interview with John Gilroy at WFED Federal News Radio in Washington, DC. Learn how Federal agencies can achieve more by leveraging Tableau Software to see and understand all sizes and types of data. The segment titled Transforming Data Into Smart Business Analytics aired… Read more »

Leading Across Boundaries in an Era of Complex Challenges

Governments today face serious, seemingly intractable public management issues that go to the core of effective governance and leadership. Government leaders are presented with difficult choices, but also unprecedented opportunities. The right kind of leadership approach and style can drive change in government. From budget reductions to a struggling economy, disasters to pandemics, the seemingly… Read more »

Geospatial Intel Meets Entity Resolution: The Who, What, When, Where — and Quest for Why

Inspired by the many conversations we had at the recent GEOINT Symposium about how geospatial data can become an ideal pivot point for an entity resolution system, the time is here to transition from When and Where to Who and What –as well as the elusive Why. Eyes On the Earth Geospatial imagery abounds. There… Read more »

Gaming For Clarity Recognizes Intelligence Biases

A recent press report quoted unnamed US intelligence sources saying Russia had no intention of invading the Ukraine. The appraisal became the subject of considerable debate when Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his nation’s military into Ukraine’s Crimea region. Follow-on media reports said strategic assessments had been made by US intelligence and defense authorities that… Read more »

Are You Ready for Analytics 3.0?

Analytics guru Thomas Davenport says that the field of strategic analytics has been upped a notch to “3.0” with the recent trend of shifting the use of analytic methods from improving internal operational efficiency to improving the operation of products and services. Dr. Thomas Davenport, in a recent Harvard Business Review article, says “Some of… Read more »

Pentagon, DNI Report $4B Intell Spending Downturn

Government data indicates that sequestration has trimmed budget for intelligence programs from $72 billion to $68 billion during the past fiscal year, Fierce Government reported Wednesday. Ryan McDermott writes the data from the Defense Department and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence did not explain how the $4 billion in cuts were made…. Read more »

DIA Office Issues Draft RFP for $6B Intell Services Contract

The office responsible for the Defense Intelligence Agency‘s contracting functions has released a draft request for proposals for a potential five-year, $6 billion contract covering information technology services for defense and intelligence agencies. Large and small businesses will be considered for the Enhanced Solutions for the Information Technology Enterprise program and teaming arrangements are being… Read more »

In-Q-Tel Invests in AppThwack, Socrata for Cloud Services Push

In-Q-Tel has teamed up with AppThwack and Socrata to develop cloud services for the intelligence markets, GCN reported Oct. 1. The CIA’s investment arm intends for the partnerships to help intelligence analysts identify data, share information and assess applications, according to the report. AppThwack will serve to help In-Q-Tel enhance its cloud-based app evaluation platform,… Read more »

James Clapper: National Security to Suffer During Shutdown

National Intelligence Director James Clapper told the Senate Judiciary Committee his fears of how the government shutdown could affect the intelligence community and national security, Reuters reported Wednesday. “The damage will be insidious, so each day that goes by the jeopardy increases,” he said. Clapper told the panel 70 percent of civilian intelligence workers are… Read more »

INSA Unit Releases Document on How to Prevent Insider Threats

The Intelligence and National Security Alliance unit has published a document to offer recommendations on how to develop strategies and implement initiatives for protecting information technology infrastructure. “A Preliminary Examination of Insider Threat Programs in the U.S. Private Sector” is intendedas an introduction into how organizations handle potential risks to their virtual assets and resources,… Read more »