Tackling Government Challenges Through Science and Technology:

How the IC Uses People and Technology to Harness Growing Data

The following is an excerpt from an article by Tom Temin of Federal News Network.

The intelligence community is dealing with burgeoning volumes of data. One reason is the growth in sources of data. To their traditional data gathering activities, analysts have been steadily adding open source and commercial data as they seek to enrich analytic capabilities.

Growth in data, plus the mixing of classified, sensitive, and open data brings both technology and human capital challenges.

Dr. Stacey Dixon, the principal deputy director of National Intelligence, put it this way: “We do collect a lot of data here in the IC. That’s both through our own collection through people and sensors, as well as by purchasing data that’s available commercially, or obtaining data that’s available through open source.”

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