Actionable Intelligence

Author: Keith B. Carter
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118920651
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Building an analysis ecosystem for a smarter approach to intelligence Keith Carter's Actionable Intelligence: A Guide to Delivering Business Results with Big Data Fast! is the comprehensive guide to achieving the dream that business intelligence practitioners have been chasing since the concept itself came into being. Written by an IT visionary with extensive global supply chain experience and insight, this book describes what happens when team members have accurate, reliable, usable, and timely information at their fingertips. With a focus on leveraging big data, the book provides expert guidance on developing an analytical ecosystem to effectively manage, use the internal and external information to deliver business results. This book is written by an author who's been in the trenches for people who are in the trenches. It's for practitioners in the real world, who know delivering results is easier said than done – fraught with failure, and difficult politics. A landscape where reason and passion are needed to make a real difference. This book lays out the appropriate way to establish a culture of fact-based decision making, innovation, forward looking measurements, and appropriate high-speed governance. Readers will enable their organization to: Answer strategic questions faster Reduce data acquisition time and increase analysis time to improve outcomes Shift the focus to positive results rather than past failures Expand opportunities by more effectively and thoughtfully leveraging information Big data makes big promises, but it cannot deliver without the right recipe of people, processes and technology in place. It's about choosing the right people, giving them the right tools, and taking a thoughtful—rather than formulaic--approach. Actionable Intelligence provides expert guidance toward envisioning, budgeting, implementing, and delivering real benefits.

Actionable Intelligence

Author: John Fantuzzo
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137475110
Size: 36.16 MB
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Multifaceted social problems like disaster relief, homelessness, health care, and academic achievement gaps cannot be adequately addressed with isolated and disconnected public service agencies. The Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy model addresses the limitations to traditional approaches to American public administration.

Actionable Intelligence In Healthcare

Author: Jay Liebowitz
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351803662
Size: 61.52 MB
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This book shows healthcare professionals how to turn data points into meaningful knowledge upon which they can take effective action. Actionable intelligence can take many forms, from informing health policymakers on e?ective strategies for the population to providing direct and predictive insights on patients to healthcare providers so they can achieve positive outcomes. It can assist those performing clinical research where relevant statistical methods are applied to both identify the e?cacy of treatments and improve clinical trial design. It also benefits healthcare data standards groups through which pertinent data governance policies are implemented to ensure quality data are obtained, measured, and evaluated for the bene?t of all involved. Although the obvious constant thread among all of these important healthcare use cases of actionable intelligence is the data at hand, such data in and of itself merely represents one element of the full structure of healthcare data analytics. This book examines the structure for turning data into actionable knowledge and discusses: The importance of establishing research questions Data collection policies and data governance Principle-centered data analytics to transform data into information Understanding the "why" of classified causes and effects Narratives and visualizations to inform all interested parties Actionable Intelligence in Healthcare is an important examination of how proper healthcare-related questions should be formulated, how relevant data must be transformed to associated information, and how the processing of information relates to knowledge. It indicates to clinicians and researchers why this relative knowledge is meaningful and how best to apply such newfound understanding for the betterment of all.

Actionable Intelligence For The Warfighter

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Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories (LM ATL) has researched and developed Situation Understanding technologies to provide tailored, Actionable Intelligence to the individual warfighter. Situation Understanding (SU) is a core requirement of the Future Combat Systems and programs such as the Distributed Common Ground Station Army. LM ATL has developed an SU Engine to automatically fuse multiple intelligence reports with track data into a Common Relevant Operating Picture (CROP) of the battlespace. The SU Engine augments the CROP with hypotheses as to the relationships that may exist between entities, environment, and events within the battlespace. These relationships are then used as the basis for inferring the most likely and most dangerous courses of actions that the enemy may be pursuing. The Future Force is actively trading weight for intelligence, while at the same time supporting a broader range of missions, with fewer operators and greater volumes of information. The SU Engine maintains the context of the various warfighters that the system is supporting. A warfighter's context includes location of the warfighter, the warfighter's mission, and the state of the battlespace surrounding the warfighter. The SU Engine, based on any explicit information requests provided by the warfighter combined with needs inferred by the SU Engine, dynamically composes multi-level fusion services to convert raw sensor and report data into higher level relationships and ultimately into predictions of enemy courses of action. The SU Engine can access sensor and report data from a range of sources including service-enabled net-centric systems. Services within the SU Engine are described using industry open standards augmented with semantic definitions to support just-in-time service composition.

Transforming Data And Metadata Into Actionable Intelligence And Information Within The Maritime Domain

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At present, the Navy is unable to provide a robust, routable network that provides real-time actionable intelligence between boarding operations and intelligence analysts. Actionable intelligence is the means of obtaining concrete knowledge that permits an individual to take action based on known information. The lack of a robust routable network creates a lag in operational responsiveness to potential threats identified within the Maritime Environment. In response to current shortfalls, improved Extended Maritime Interdiction Operations (EMIO) seeks to support the Secretary of the Navy's vision to streamline and improve operations and exploitation of boarding data. However, there has been no clear indication as to how the implementation of these technologies will affect command and control or current operations. This thesis examines the impact of improved EMIO technology designed to bridge together data with intelligence collected during EMIO and improve maritime domain decision making in terms of speed and quality and thus improve end user's situational awareness. We follow the construct of Business Process Reengineering (BPR) to frame our analysis and to provide focus in our data collection. We also examine the changes to the present EMIO process by developing and implementing an organizational simulation using POWER 2.0. Our results indicate that when improved Spiral-1 EMIO technologies, which significantly decrease the amount of time it takes to fuse collected boarding data into intelligence systems, are combined with a redesign of the EMIO organization, a qualitative improvement toward accomplishing the overall process can be achieved. The current process requires 35 hours. Yet, with the revised technological and proposed organizational changes, the same process can be achieved in 5 hours, thus achieving the Navy Secretary's vision to streamline and improve maritime operations.

Key Issues Relevant To Actionable Intelligence

Author: Institute of Land Warfare (Association of the United States Army)
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Encompasses a series of six stand-alone issue papers examining the Joint Intelligence Operations Center concept and five of the eight Actionable Intelligence initiatives that comprise Army Intelligence transformation. The focus of that transformation is providing optimized intelligence support to the one who needs the information most -- the Soldier. The success of Actionable Intelligence will be measured by Soldiers' ability to operate more efficiently, with greater situational awareness and therefore greater confidence, succeeding in an environment very different from that of the recent past.

Financial Intelligence For Entrepreneurs

Author: Karen Berman
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1422119157
Size: 33.44 MB
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Using the groundbreaking formula they introduced in their book Financial Intelligence: A Manager's Guide to Knowing What the Numbers Really Mean, Karen Berman and Joe Knight present the essentials of finance specifically for entrepreneurial managers. Drawing on their work training tens of thousands of people at leading organizations worldwide, the authors provide a deep understanding of the basics of financial management and measurement, along with hands-on activities to practice what you are reading. You'll discover: Why the assumptions behind financial data matter - What income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements really reveal - How to use ratios to assess your venture's financial health - How to calculate return on your investments in your enterprise - Ways to use financial information to do your own job better - How to instill financial intelligence throughout your team Authoritative and accessible, Financial Intelligence for Entrepreneurs empowers you to "talk numbers" confidently with colleagues, partners, and employees-- and fully understand how to use financial data to make better decisions for your business.

Hacking Web Intelligence

Author: Sudhanshu Chauhan
Publisher: Syngress
ISBN: 0128019123
Size: 22.60 MB
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Open source intelligence (OSINT) and web reconnaissance are rich topics for infosec professionals looking for the best ways to sift through the abundance of information widely available online. In many cases, the first stage of any security assessment—that is, reconnaissance—is not given enough attention by security professionals, hackers, and penetration testers. Often, the information openly present is as critical as the confidential data. Hacking Web Intelligence shows you how to dig into the Web and uncover the information many don't even know exists. The book takes a holistic approach that is not only about using tools to find information online but also how to link all the information and transform it into presentable and actionable intelligence. You will also learn how to secure your information online to prevent it being discovered by these reconnaissance methods. Hacking Web Intelligence is an in-depth technical reference covering the methods and techniques you need to unearth open source information from the Internet and utilize it for the purpose of targeted attack during a security assessment. This book will introduce you to many new and leading-edge reconnaissance, information gathering, and open source intelligence methods and techniques, including metadata extraction tools, advanced search engines, advanced browsers, power searching methods, online anonymity tools such as TOR and i2p, OSINT tools such as Maltego, Shodan, Creepy, SearchDiggity, Recon-ng, Social Network Analysis (SNA), Darkweb/Deepweb, data visualization, and much more. Provides a holistic approach to OSINT and Web recon, showing you how to fit all the data together into actionable intelligence Focuses on hands-on tools such as TOR, i2p, Maltego, Shodan, Creepy, SearchDiggity, Recon-ng, FOCA, EXIF, Metagoofil, MAT, and many more Covers key technical topics such as metadata searching, advanced browsers and power searching, online anonymity, Darkweb / Deepweb, Social Network Analysis (SNA), and how to manage, analyze, and visualize the data you gather Includes hands-on technical examples and case studies, as well as a Python chapter that shows you how to create your own information-gathering tools and modify existing APIs

Social Media Intelligence

Author: Wendy W. Moe
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107031206
Size: 70.16 MB
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As consumers, we turn to the public arena of social media to share our opinions and learn about the opinions of others. Fortune 500 companies, political campaigns, government agencies and many other organizations constantly monitor social media to gauge public opinion. This book explains how opinions are formed, what affects the opinions posted online and how organizations can use social media to inform their strategies.

Open Source Intelligence Investigation

Author: Babak Akhgar
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319476718
Size: 55.84 MB
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One of the most important aspects for a successful police operation is the ability for the police to obtain timely, reliable and actionable intelligence related to the investigation or incident at hand. Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) provides an invaluable avenue to access and collect such information in addition to traditional investigative techniques and information sources. This book offers an authoritative and accessible guide on how to conduct Open Source Intelligence investigations from data collection to analysis to the design and vetting of OSINT tools. In its pages the reader will find a comprehensive view into the newest methods for OSINT analytics and visualizations in combination with real-life case studies to showcase the application as well as the challenges of OSINT investigations across domains. Examples of OSINT range from information posted on social media as one of the most openly available means of accessing and gathering Open Source Intelligence to location data, OSINT obtained from the darkweb to combinations of OSINT with real-time analytical capabilities and closed sources. In addition it provides guidance on legal and ethical considerations making it relevant reading for practitioners as well as academics and students with a view to obtain thorough, first-hand knowledge from serving experts in the field.