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Kurt Reuther, acting DHS principal deputy undersecretary for intelligence and analysis, speaks during the Homeland Security Conference and Expo. Photo by Mike Carpenter

Social Media and Big Data to Aid in Intel Collection to Keep Nation Safe

March 11, 2015
By Sandra Jontz
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Look out social media aficionados—the FBI could be watching your every post. Well, maybe not every one, and maybe not of everyone. But as social media has become a recruitment tool for terrorists, the popular public platforms have become a new hub for law enforcement as they ramp use of automation technology to scour for actionable intelligence. 

Disruptive by Design: Government Must Bridge the Gaps of Disparate Data

March 1, 2015
By Tiffany Moriarty Roth

Rapidly evolving commercial solutions are having a large effect on how the intelligence community collects, processes and analyzes data to gain improved strategic agility. Enhanced reactive and predictive awareness will allow the United States to engage with global partners successfully while out-maneuvering adversaries at home and abroad. But for this to work, the U.S. government must challenge the status quo, stop accepting incremental change and push a cultural shift in policy.

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