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Application of Big Data for National Security by Babak Akhgar, Gregory B. Saathoff, Hamid R. Arabnia, Richard Hill, Andrew Staniforth, Petra Saskia Bayerl

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Chapter 2

Drilling into the Big Data Gold Mine

Data Fusion and High-Performance Analytics for Intelligence Professionals

Rupert Hollin

Abstract

Threats to local, national, and global public security are continually evolving, and for those tasked with preventing and responding to these threats, the amount of potentially useful data can often seem overwhelming. What compounds this Big Data issue is the fact that we are living in a time of global economic austerity in which national security and law enforcement agencies need to become better at exploiting information while managing the demands of ever-shrinking budgets. This chapter looks at how, by using the latest software tools and techniques for data fusion and high-performance analytics, agencies ...

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