Real-time threats require real-time solutions. Previously, efforts to predict terror involved publishing a static trends report as a barometer of potential activity. The report’s entire production could take weeks or months and required droves of analysts poring over intelligence reports to scour for statistical patterns. The result was often more akin to reporting than predicting.
Historically, too, Booz Allen had built monitoring and search tools for the Intelligence Community. However, those tools were focused on tactical and operational outcomes, rather than predicting the next attack. The old tools could help an analyst find a report on a particular topic, but if an analyst wanted to get more predictive and ask, "What should I be interested in? Where should I look be looking?"—that couldn’t happen. Until now.