Data fusion system for information exploitation is goal of DARPA study contract

ARLINGTON, Va., 9 July 2009. Scientists at the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, Va., needed a system to help warfighters quickly boil down large amounts of information for tactical operations They found their solution from Modus Operandi Inc. in Melbourne, Fla.

ARLINGTON, Va., 9 July 2009. Scientists at the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, Va., need a data fusion and information exploitation system to help information warfare experts quickly boil down large amounts of information for tactical operations They are finding their solution from Modus Operandi Inc. in Melbourne, Fla.

Modus Operandi, a military software and information integration technology company, won a $99,000 Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase I contract from DARPA for the "ONSITE: Open Source Information Tactical Exploitation" intelligence processing program, which is designed to use advanced semantic techniques to automate the subjective study of large amounts of textual data and discover related patterns and critical clues that will provide warfighters with near real-time situational awareness.

Hostage rescues, insurgent extraction, and targeting operations often have only minutes to assess situations before acting, which often is not enough time to use today's intelligence in the form of natural language text. Modus Operandi experts, instead, use semantic algorithms to study enormous amounts of textual data automatically to discern what the data means to the warfighter.

"It will provide far more actionable information to the warfighter and give them more confidence in their decision-making during difficult tactical operations," says Richard Hull, chief scientist at Modus Operandi.

For more information contact Modus Operandi online at www.modusoperandi.com.

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