US Invests in Predictive Intelligence

25 October 2009 (Last Updated October 25th, 2009 18:30)

The US Army has awarded a contract to Modus Operandi for the development of predictive intelligence capabilities. Under the $730,000 contract, codenamed Persistent Vigilance, the company will develop semantic processing tools that will analyse textual and linguistic data to enable mili

The US Army has awarded a contract to Modus Operandi for the development of predictive intelligence capabilities.

Under the $730,000 contract, codenamed Persistent Vigilance, the company will develop semantic processing tools that will analyse textual and linguistic data to enable military intelligence analysts to trace important clues and patterns to better predict future enemy behaviour.

Persistent Vigilance will support the army's next-generation intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems, including the distributed common ground system-army.

The company will use linguistics processing tools to analyse large volumes of textual data representing multiple sources of real-time intelligence.

Modus Operandi chief scientist Dr Richard Hull said the use of semantic tools enables computers to subjectively reason and objectively process enormous amounts of information which helps in monitoring the enemy.

The contract was been awarded by the US Army Communications-Electronics Command.