February 1, 2015

bigdata

As the military and U.S. intelligence agencies struggle to digest mountains of information captured from social media and sensors all over the world, companies continue to create software that can more quickly and accurately help analysts isolate relevant data. One new platform under development, called Via, is able to independently scan data streams and alert… Read more »


October 24, 2014

Ebola: 10 Tech Responses to deadly disease - Modus Operandi

Ebola, like terrorist groups or anthrax,is a threat and should be treated accordingly by organizations, people, and technology, according to Modus Operandi. The analytics software developer, which once focused solely on the intelligence community, is expanding into healthcare, bioinformatics, pharmaceutical, and finance, said Eric Little, PhD, vice president and chief scientist, in an interview


October 14, 2014

How big data analytics can help fight ISIS - Modus Operandi

The rapid rise of the terrorist group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) this summer grabbed the world’s attention and led to military action by the U.S. and its allies. While drones and smart bombs pick apart ISIS from the air, you can be assured that American cyber warriors and defense analysts are using… Read more »


September 16, 2014

Can Ebola be stopped by treating it like a terrorist network? - Modus Operandi

Six months after its latest resurgence, the Ebola virus shows no signs of letting up. “We desperately need new strategies adapted to this reality,” said Dr. Joanne Liu, international president of Doctors Without Borders in a grim statement last week. One hope is that data, which can spread faster than disease, could give humans a… Read more »


September 10, 2014

Putting powerful analytics into a "facebook for terrorists" - Modus Operandi

A problem with collecting data on potential terrorists is that it can pretty quickly become big data, full of fragmented strands of information on individuals, organizations and activities that can be difficult to connect. One company working on a solution is Modus Operandi, which is developing what it calls a Facebook for terrorists that would… Read more »


July 16, 2014

Software programs aid the intelligence analysts in hunt for the enemy - Modus Operandi

Technological solutions help seek out both outside foes and insider threats. Where human analysis might fail in the intelligence community, technological solutions are at the ready to fill the void. Companies are ginning up software programs that can prove to be key for intelligence analysts as they track the bad guys, so to speak—be they… Read more »


June 21, 2014

Modus Operandi is building a "facebook" for tracking terrorists - Modus Operandi

A company called Modus Operandi is developing a “social network” interface with profiles of the bad guys who want to do you harm. Terrorists, mainly. Terrorists won’t actually be posting status updates, of course. But they will have profiles that show their pertinent information, updated by American intelligence analysts … More>>


May 2, 2014

The Googlization of intelligence and counter terrorism analysis - Modus Operandi

The ease of use and powerful search capabilities of Google have inspired a quiet revolution in the way some military intelligence organizations are using big data. But Google, the company, has nothing to do with it. The company behind the big data search revolution in the military intelligence community is Melbourne, Fla.-based Modus Operandi Inc…. Read more »


February 3, 2014

how analytics is driving military intelligence - Modus Operandi

After the September 11 attacks, it became apparent that the United States intelligence agencies needed to get better at integrating disparate pieces of data. Since then, we’ve witnessed a massive increase in those agencies’ capabilities. And now some branches of the military, including the US Marine Corps, are experimenting with big data analytics technologies ……. Read more »


January 6, 2014

How Does The Military use big data - Modus Operandi

The big data movement is changing the way people work. And just like state, local and federal organizations, the military is trying to get smarter, faster and more flexible with its data. Dr. Eric Little, vice president and chief scientist for a company making big data software for the military — a company appropriately named… Read more »