Big Data = Dropping the Big One?

Editor’s note: This article was first published on Analyst One, a site focused on analysts and topics of interest to the analytical community.-bg Eminent network scientist Laszlo Barabasi recently penned an op-ed calling on fellow scientists to spearhead the ethical use of big data. Comparing big data to the atom bomb, Barabasi persuasively argued that the technology […]

JackBe: Bringing all the information together for operational intelligence

My formative years (career-wise) were spent doing something in the US Navy called OPINTEL for “Operational Intelligence.”  It is a type of intelligence that had its roots in the anti-submarine warfare missions of World War II’s Battle of the Atlantic, where all sources of information had to be brought together to form assessments of very […]

Cyber Offense, Defense, and Economics

The Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)–known for its assessments of the precision-strike revolution and work on Air Sea Battle–is tackling the intellectual challenge of cyber strategy. Its new report, Cyber Warfare: A ‘Nuclear’ Option? has not gotten much play in the blogosphere but has a number of interesting ideas. CSBA challenges dogmas on both sides […]