Big data will change the way war is waged

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Big data can be used as a weapon. This statement was made by representatives of the US Army..

For example, General John E. Hethen, who is the head of the US Strategic Command, drew attention to the role of information and intelligence awareness in military affairs at the world conference on the intelligence information system of the US Department of Defense on August 13, 2018 in Omaha, Nebraska.

IN in his speech, he noted: «If we do not have intelligence information, then the possibilities are largely limited. And when we talk about the potential of strategic command, especially about nuclear and space, if we do not have the right information in the right place at the right time, then potential adversaries can win, and we can stay one step behind».

It turns out that the speed of technological progress and the opposing achievements forced the strategic command to change military methods of escalating conflicts in favor of working with information. Big data can be used for effective analysis information and use it against the opponent.

Big data will change the way war is waged

According to General Raymond Thomas, the development of social networking and other Internet-based information sharing opportunities has significantly increased the amount of information publicly available. This could lead to a paradigm shift in how analysts and intelligence officers do their jobs.. You no longer need to focus on sensitive data. Non-classified information is more significant. It is for these purposes that in the future the US Army will use the capabilities of big data.

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text: Evgeniya Likhodey, photo: Amber I. Smith / US Defense

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