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Intelligency Agencies Seek Tools To Predict Global Events

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August 25, 2011
FedCyber Wire, Technology
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via Information Week Government

The research arm for federal intelligence agencies is seeking to mine data from websites, blogs, social media, and other public information to help it better forecast global events.

The Intelligence Advanced Research Project Agency’s (IARPA) Open Source Indicators (OSI) Program aims to develop technology for “continuous, automated analysis” of data from myriad Web-based sources to predict when events such as disease outbreaks, political and humanitarian crises, riots, economic instability, mass violence and resource shortages may occur, according to a solicitation on its website.

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