Guest Post and Webcast: From Emerging Trends to Horizon Scanning – What’s Next in Government Computing?
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Below, AJ introduces some of the emerging tech trends that are reshaping Government computing:
The U.S. has a technological advantage in many arenas, but in particular we excel at search technology (i.e., Google) and in social media technology (i.e, Facebook, Twitter, etc.). One of our challenges is turning that technology advantage against our adversaries. For example, how are we using social media technology for intelligence collection? What kind of real-time intelligence is out there from these unclassified networks?
Combining this search and social media advantage, with leading geospatial and mobile technologies could be the cornerstone of tomorrow’s intelligence capabilities.
The need for real-time intelligence has never been greater than it is today. Whether supporting the warfighter on the battlefield, responding to natural disasters, or providing humanitarian support, actionable insights drive the success of any mission. By leveraging a web-based geospatial framework that allows for the rapid development and integration of the Google Earth API, it is possible to integrate existing data sources as well as open-sourced data into one location. The convergence of these technologies allows for instant and powerful visualization and knowledge-fusion capabilities that provide the actionable data necessary for today and tomorrow’s missions.
By combining the open source intelligence of social media networks with the search and geo capabilities of technologies like Google Earth, we can achieve intelligence awareness unlike any other tool that exists today. This data is available, insightful, and comes to us in never-ending streams, reporting on trends and events around the world. In addition, trends in mobility have only further enhanced our ability to gather data more quickly and provide a new source for sharing information.
Since all of these tools and sources of data are already out there and ready to be integrated into new intelligence tools, we need to think outside the box as we approach ‘sharing’ in the future.