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Accurate, realtime Geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) critical for Military and Security operations, experiencing many new technology trends

Geoint is imagery and information that relates human activity to geography. It typically is collected from satellites and aircraft and can illuminate patterns not easily detectable by other means. GEOINT (GEOspatial INTelligence) is the foundation of intelligence, it is the process with which skilled analysts evaluate and correlate information, either …

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Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR/AR) role in Defense, Security, and Disaster Management

Virtual Reality (VR) creates a digital environment that replaces the user’s real-world environment. It is more about what users feel or experience in that world than how they connect with it. Augmented Reality (AR) overlays digitally-created content into the user’s real-world environment for instance, projecting sales and inventory data onto …

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Critical communications broadband capabilities

Public safety organizations and many other professionals need to communicate when coordinating operations and tasks.  Critical Communication is essential to react and respond effectively and at the core of the functioning of emergency services. Critical communications include mobile, radio telecommunication systems and devices that must provide reliable and secure communication at …

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Quantum enhanced LIDAR will help reduce environmentally damaging methane leaks from the oil and gas industry

In purely economic terms, methane leaks from well-heads and pipelines cost the oil and gas industry between $6bn and $30bn a year. In the US, methane leaks from the natural gas and petroleum industry are now the number one source of methane emissions, surpassing livestock digestion and landfill. Although it …

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Ion beam accelerator for nuclear device characterization, detection of contraband materials, and Directed energy weapons

Ion beam accelerators are machines providing kinetic energy to charged particles called ions, which bombard the target sample – the material to be irradiated and subsequently analyzed. The target can be a thin foil or a piece of mineral, rubber, textile, tissue, soil or metal. The sample can be an …

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DARPA ‘s PROTEUS urban combat software allows Marine commanders to explore and develop new multidomain fighting concepts

Cities have become the new battleground and Hybrid or Urban Warfare the greatest threat being waged by ISIS to Boko Haram to Hamas to Ukraine rebels.  Urban warfare is fundamentally unchanged since World War I in many regards: battle is human-centric, with most casualties resulting from discovering the enemy; a …

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Growing threat of Cryptocurrency in terrorism for terror financing

Modern terrorist attacks display increasingly sophisticated ICT skills in both conducting their attacks and communicating them globally through digital technologies, combined with, in some cases, an awareness of counter-intelligence measures, largely enabled by Web 2.0. The Paris attackers displayed the most sophisticated use of these, including so-called Dark Web platforms …

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Artificial Intelligence(AI) enabling prediction and prevention of terrorist attacks

One of the most important threats to today’s civilization is terrorism, which has affected the quality of lives of people in the whole world. Terrorism is defined as the use of intentional indiscriminate and illegal power and violence for creating terror amongst the general population in order to gain some …

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the future of Terrorism and Counterterrorism

AI is a powerful tool that is increasingly being used in both the public and private sectors to make people and society at large healthier, wealthier, safer, and more sustainable. The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, has indicated that, if harnessed appropriately, AI can play a role in the fulfillment of …

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Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite constellations promise rapid revisit and global coverage, boon to disaster management, Intelligence and Maritime surveillance

Remote sensing is the science of acquiring information about the Earth’s surface without actually being in contact with it.  This is done by sensing and recording reflected or emitted energy and processing, analyzing, and applying that information. Unlike optical satellites that capture reflected sunlight to produce detailed photos of Earth, synthetic …

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