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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 7

Military and Big Data Revolution

Jean Brunet,  and Nicolas Claudon

Abstract

The digitization of the battlefield and the world generates a huge amount of specific data. The physical environment of a conflict, even in remote areas, has never generated so much data. Is it, however, possible to analyze it? The task has rarely been so difficult, because most classical analysis systems are overwhelmed by the amount of data. The military are aware of the problem and know that a revolution has to happen, if the military potential is to be exploited effectively. Reports have already been written about the impact of Big Data on the military profession. In this chapter, we take into account what has been found by synthesizing it to go further with ...

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