Intelligence veteran aims to motivate young analysts Transformation has less to do with changing procedures than with changing people. A key pillar is a suite of new information-sharing and collaborative technologies that look and feel a lot like Google, Wikipedia, and My Space, the networking and search tools that younger analysts grew up using at home and in their dorm … [Read more...] about Wikis and Social Networks Key to Intelligence Transformation?
Here are a couple links to some example searches I have done using the milblog search engine that I mentioned a couple of posts back. These searches are helping me to drill down into the discussion that has taken place on the top rated milblogs in regards to the Army's new regulations about blogging, and how milbloggers perceive that those regulations will affect the U.S. … [Read more...] about Example searches from the MilBlog search engine
FCW.com News - DOD surges on biometrics DOD is getting more money for biometric technologies to be used in Iraq. It's interesting to see how biometrics and information technology are coming together here to create what we might call "bio-informatic-warfare." However, it seems that many of the problems here do not really have to do so much with biometrics … [Read more...] about DOD surges on biometrics…but still can't build relational databases?
i-GPS plan stumbles on Capitol HillThe typical story, repeated yet again: Inter-service and/or DOD vs. service rivalry, combined with Congressional stupidity, team up to kill a potentially breakthrough technology. (Excerpts, followed by my bulleted comments.)Congressional doubts and disagreements between the Air Force and Defense Department have stalled a potentially … [Read more...] about Anatomy of how tech breakthroughs are missed in defense
A recent article in the journal, Studies in Intelligence, takes up the issue of using prediction markets as intelligence tools, a topic that I have wondered about myself recently.Towards the end of the article, the author takes up the issue of whether or not an internal, Intelligence Community prediction market should be a real-money or a play-money market, noting many of the … [Read more...] about Prediction Markets as Intelligence Tools