As intelligence technology improves, the military is able to gather an enormous amount of data every day from sensors arrayed in intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) equipment through land, sea, air, and space platforms. The data is stored in individual repositories, each with its own set of procedures and proprietary technologies. However, the resulting silos are challenging analysts’ ability to compare and communicate new, insightful intelligence in real time.
Data science provides the basis to automate time-consuming analytics associated with processing, exploitation, and dissemination (PED) activities and streamline data collection from signals intelligence, full-motion video, photos, unstructured text, and social media. Automated solutions reduce the amount of time analysts spend cleaning, tagging, and structuring data.