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Analytics for Data at Massive Scales

Extracting information from large data sets

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Military operations depend upon the unimpeded flow of accurate and relevant information to support timely decisions related to battle planning and execution. To address these needs, numerous intelligence systems and technologies have been developed over the past 20 years, but each of these typically provides only a partial picture of the battlefield, and integrating the information has proven to be burdensome and inefficient.
The rapid pace of new commercial satellite constellation launches has led to a significant increase in the amount and availability of geospatial imagery. Unfortunately, no straightforward way currently exists for analysts to access and analyze all of that imagery. The current ad hoc, time-intensive approach requires gathering and curating data from a large number of available sources, downloading it to specific locations, and running it through separate suites of analytics tools.
The internet of things connects an ever-growing number of smart devices for up-to-the-minute monitoring and tracking of many common events. Head out to most parts of the open ocean, however, and no such capability exists for real-time monitoring of maritime activity.
January 4, 2018,
DARPA Conference Center
DARPA will host a Proposers Day in support of an upcoming DARPA BAA HR001118S0013, Ocean of Things, on Thursday, January 4, 2018, at the DARPA Conference Center (675 N. Randolph St, Arlington, VA 22203) from 8:00am to 5:00pm EST. Participants must register for the Ocean of Things Proposers Day through the registration website by December 27, 2017 at 12:00pm EST. The purpose of this meeting is to provide information on the Ocean of Things program, promote additional discussion on this topic, address questions from potential proposers, and provide an opportunity for potential proposers to share their capabilities and ideas for teaming arrangements. For more details and registration instructions visit: The DARPA Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) solicitation is available here:
Military intelligence analysts face the monumental and escalating task of analyzing massive volumes of complex data from multiple, diverse sources such as physical sensors, human contacts and contextual databases. These analysts consume and process information from all available sources to provide mission-relevant, timely insights to commanders. To enhance this largely manual process, analysts require more effective and efficient means to receive, correlate, analyze, report and share intelligence.