Intelligence, Surveillance, And Reconnaissance Processing, Exploitation, And Dissemination System In Support Of Global Strike In 2035
AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL MAXWELL AFB United States
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Strike is not the main challenge facing Global Strike in 2035 it is to globally attribute, target, and assess the strike. The United States cannot afford worldwide sensors to perform this role, but it does not have to. Much of the information required is already being collected the US just needs to grab it, process, exploit, and disseminate it. This means the US needs the ability to connect to currently undiscovered data sources and process that data in currently unanticipated ways to support unanticipated users. One system that is good at processing new information in new ways is the human brain. If the US could design its Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination PED architecture to function similarly to the human brain, the system could support unanticipated needs more easily. The power of this brain to support global strike also makes it a center of gravity for the US. Thus, the PED Brain must be built with integrated defenses from the start to prevent its compromise or destruction. If the interface, data, and security standards can be constructed up front, the system can evolve incrementally to fit within whatever budgets are available, and eventually can become self-constructing. The design enables this behavior by segregating all processing and data into distinct nodes which mimic the behavior of neurons in the brain, where the links between nodes may be more important than the information and processing within each node itself. As more nodes are added, the intelligence of the system increases exponentially. With the exception of some protection technologies, the technology exists today. The primary challenges to implementation are non-technical, but they are significant. These challenges must be addressed in order to implement the PED system required to support Global Strike in 2035. Global Strike will be ineffective if it does not know what it should strike-and the PED system will provide that knowledge.