Empowering the next-generation analyst

David Hall, Guoray Cai, Jake Graham

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Abstract

Situation analysis for activities such as crisis management, military situation awareness, homeland security, or environmental monitoring is both enabled and challenged by access to enormous data sets. The advent of new sensing capabilities, advanced computing and tools available via cloud services, intelligent interconnections to mobile devices, and global interconnectivity with ever-increasing bandwidths provide unprecedented access to data and to computing. In addition, emerging digital natives freely share data and collaboration. Thus, on one hand situation analysts have great opportunities to access unprecedented amounts of information from sensors, human observers and online sources to assist in understanding an evolving situation. On the other hand, this access to huge data sources and computing can create a type of intelligence attention-deficit disorder, in which analysts are overwhelmed by the urgent, but lack the ability to focus on important data. This chapter provides a summary of this dilemma, describes a new analysis paradigm that links data-driven and hypothesis driven approaches, introduces a new prototype analyst workbench, and discusses an educational approach to empower the next generation of analyst.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFusion Methodologies in Crisis Management
Subtitle of host publicationHigher Level Fusion and Decision Making
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages231-244
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783319225272
ISBN (Print)9783319225265
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

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National security
Mobile devices
Bandwidth
Monitoring
Sensors
crisis management
situation analysis
environmental monitoring
ADHD
interconnection
Homelands
intelligence
sensor
Military
monitoring
paradigm
lack
ability
management
analysis

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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Hall, D., Cai, G., & Graham, J. (2016). Empowering the next-generation analyst. In Fusion Methodologies in Crisis Management: Higher Level Fusion and Decision Making (pp. 231-244). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-22527-2_11
Hall, David ; Cai, Guoray ; Graham, Jake. / Empowering the next-generation analyst. Fusion Methodologies in Crisis Management: Higher Level Fusion and Decision Making. Springer International Publishing, 2016. pp. 231-244
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