Continuing in our series to introduce you to the finalists for the 2014 American Technology Awards (ATAs), the finalist in the Aerospace & Defense Category is BAE Systems’ Advanced Analytics Framework, an open standards-based web service for “big data” integration that supports the emerging analysis discipline called Activity Based Intelligence (ABI). Released last December, the framework is geared toward international intelligence and defense organizations, commercial businesses and government research labs are future consumers.
BAE’s Advanced Analytics Framework (AAF) is designed to improve actionable intelligence and enable a new technique called Activity-Based Intelligence (ABI). The U.S. Department of Defense and intelligence community currently use the suite to integrate surveillance data from multiple intelligence sources as a way of understanding adversary life patterns. It has helped to save lives on the battlefield and has enhanced the national security of the United States.
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See the ATA product showcase and awards ceremony at 1776 in Washington, D.C., on May 20.th
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