Accession Number : AD1018626

Title :   Data Integration: Charting a Path Forward to 2035

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Air War College Air University Maxwell AFB United States

Personal Author(s) : Singleton,Jill E

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Report Date : 14 Feb 2011

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : In 2035, intelligence collection systems will include autonomous systems from the size of bugs to blimps, each equipped with multiple sensors. These systems will be trustable, flexible, survivable, composible, and agile.2 The future collection suite will build on many platforms in use today, to include the Global Hawk, Reaper, and Predator Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPAs). These diverse sensors platforms will be complemented by exponentially expanding storage and computing capabilities capable of emulating human intelligence.3 Artificial intelligence will enable the integrated platform and sensor family to analyze, form opinions, make recommendations, and task collection. In this brave new world, data will be the coin of the realm. But, how do we best make use of this heterogeneous and ever expanding data? The Air Force and Department of Defense (DoD) as a whole would benefit greatly from an increased focus on data integration as a strategic enabler. Well-executed data integration saves limited personnel resources and contributes to knowledge creation. Data integration solutions that are designed to evolve from the outset offer the best potential for quick response and acquisition savings.

Descriptors :   knowledge management , cloud computing , air force personnel , department of defense , intelligence collection , network architecture , data fusion , national security , surveillance , systems , military capabilities , software tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE