Information technology provides us with mountains of data, but therein lies the challenge of weeding through what's useful and what's not. How do we whittle the mountain down to the molehill to find golden nuggets of data? Processing, exploitation and dissemination analysts are finding ways to identify necessary info, and in the process, move it more efficiently and effectively.
Information access is in vain if data is not visible and understandable.
U.S. and Australian officers pull up information on a computer screen during a coalition exercise. The U.S. Defense Department is trying to stay one step ahead of emerging technology capabilities as it formulates data policies and procedures to serve all manner of network-centric forces.
New opportunities surface when organizations capitalize on captured client information.
Mining medical data in the private sector presents several challenges because of liability and privacy concerns. Some of these issues also exist in the military medical environment; however, medical information routinely is being collected digitally in the battlespace today.