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Emergency communications in 140 characters or less

Emergency communications in 140 characters or less

By • on March 26, 2009

The Public Service of New Hampshire used Twitter to keep customers informed during a treacherous winter storm In the midst of a Dec. 11 ice storm unprecedented in its destruction, Martin Murray, senior corporate news representative for the Public Service of New Hampshire, reached beyond the typical telephone customer service lines, Web updates and press

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Exploring a ‘Deep Web’ That Google Can’t Grasp

Exploring a ‘Deep Web’ That Google Can’t Grasp

By • on February 23, 2009

One day last summer, Google’s search engine trundled quietly past a milestone. It added the one trillionth address to the list of Web pages it knows about. But as impossibly big as that number may seem, it represents only a fraction of the entire Web. Beyond those trillion pages lies an even vaster

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Terrorists turn technology into weapon of war in Mumbai

Terrorists turn technology into weapon of war in Mumbai

By • on November 29, 2008

Have we seen the future of terrorist cells? Messenger bags, AK-47s, jeans, hoodies, and Blackberry phones. Among their arsenal of weapons are bags of almonds and BlackBerry mobile phones – almonds to keep their energy up, and the mobile internet connections to stay one step ahead of police and the

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You’re leaving a digital trail — do you care?

You’re leaving a digital trail — do you care?

By • on November 29, 2008

Propelled by new technologies and the Internet’s steady incursion into every nook and cranny of life, collective intelligence offers powerful capabilities, from improving the efficiency of advertising to giving community groups new ways to organize. But even its practitioners acknowledge that, if

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Not playing around: Army to invest $50M in combat training games

Not playing around: Army to invest $50M in combat training games

By • on November 24, 2008

Dust off those military game business plans.  Starting in 2010, the U.S. Army will continue its successful strategy of recruiting and training via immersive gaming environments with a $50 budget line. The Army has created a video game unit and will invest $50 million over five years on games and gaming

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Pentagon Researcher Unveils Warcraft Terror Plot

Pentagon Researcher Unveils Warcraft Terror Plot

By • on September 15, 2008

A Pentagon research initiative shows how virtual worlds might be used to support terrorist planning, but FAS provides the real perspective: Steven Aftergood, the Federation of the American Scientists analyst who’s been following the intelligence community for years, wonders how realistic these

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Can Web 2.0 save BI?

Can Web 2.0 save BI?

By • on September 2, 2008

Chief Jon Greiner recently expanded his staff of crime analysts from one to 11 without hiring a single new officer at the Ogden Police Department in Utah. Instead, Greiner equipped his existing force of eight lieutenants and two assistant chiefs with new, easy-to-use, Web-based business intelligence

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Army Virtual World

Army Virtual World

By • on August 2, 2008

The next in a line of many future MMOGs Last week we broke the story of the Army’s attempt to design a “first-person thinker” video game for training future generals. Now one senior Army game-designer tells DANGER ROOM that the ground combat service wants to go one step further …

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Play Warcraft?  No job at the CIA for you…

Play Warcraft? No job at the CIA for you…

By • on June 16, 2008

Interesting article, but it seems we should be focusing on ways to bring these folks in to exploit new and emerging technologies, including gaming.  Last I checked there were tens of millions of people interacting in these worlds that transcend national boundaries. Do you trade music with your pals?

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Network Science a key interest at the Pentagon

Network Science a key interest at the Pentagon

By • on April 6, 2008

We need one of these grants here at GroupIntel. The University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science just announced that it’s been awarded a $7.5 million grant to work in this fast emerging field of network science, which melds everything from mathematics to sociology. Network

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