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National Security: Making 'Actionable Intelligence' Actionable

By Chris Jensen on Nov 24, 2015 3:36:36 PM



Almost every week there is a heart breaking headline with respect to a terrorist attack that has taken innocent lives. Although at first glance these attacks seem highly planned and the affected governments seem unaware of the activities, we frequently find out later that there was intelligence forewarning of the nefarious actions.

This begs the question... If there is information about these attacks prior to the event, why aren't actions taken to mitigate the attack? This question can be asked of international terrorist activity, and also of local criminal activity that impacts the quality of life for every citizen, in every in city.

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Topics: Big Data, Social Innovation, Predictive Policing, national security

Predictive Crime Analytics: Cut Through the Noise of Big Data to Catch the Bad Guys

By Chris Jensen on Nov 12, 2015 2:55:03 PM

 

Creating safe cities with decreasing public safety budgets and increasing accounts of assault and violent crimes is a challenge. One would think that the vast amount of data coming from a variety of sources, including websites, web search queries, social media chatter, phone and email exchanges, audio and video feeds, closed circuit TVs, gun-sensor cameras, license tag readers, drones, satellite feeds and other surveillance technologies would make the job of solving crimes easier. Instead, the data is there but the challenge is how to leverage it.  

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Topics: Big Data, Predictive Analytics, Predictive Policing

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