Accession Number : ADA603572


Title :   Data_Flood: Helping the Navy Address the Rising Tide of Sensor Information


Corporate Author : RAND NATIONAL DEFENSE RESEARCH INST SANTA MONICA CA


Personal Author(s) : Porche III, Isaac R ; Wilson, Bradley ; Johnson, Erin-Elizabeth ; Tierney, Shane ; Saltzman, Evan


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a603572.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 87


Abstract : U.S. Navy intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) functions have become critical to U.S. national security over the last two decades.1 Within the Navy, there is a growing demand for ISR data from drones and other sources that provide situational awareness, which helps Navy vessels avoid collisions, pinpoint targets, and perform a host of other mission-critical tasks. The amount of data generated by ISR systems has, however, become overwhelming. All of the data collected by the Navy and available from other sources, both government and commercial are potentially useful, but processing them and deriving useful knowledge from them are severely taxing the analytical capabilities of the Navy s humans and networks. As the Navy acquires and fields new and additional sensors for collecting data, this big data challenge will continue to grow. Indeed, if the Navy continues to field sensors as planned but does not change the way it processes, exploits, and disseminates information, it will reach an ISR tipping point the point at which intelligence analysts are no longer able to complete a minimum number of exploitation tasks within given time constraints as soon as 2016.2


Descriptors :   *DATA ACQUISITION , NAVAL INTELLIGENCE , NETWORKS , RECONNAISSANCE , SURVEILLANCE


Subject Categories : Information Science


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE