JOINT BASE ANACOSTIA-BOLLING, D.C, June 3, 2020 —
The mission of the Defense Intelligence Agency is to provide intelligence on foreign militaries to prevent and win wars. To that end, an agency project to build a pioneering system that rapidly manages data has reached a milestone with its first “minimum viable product” (MVP) for foreign-infrastructure data – which includes details about roads, structures and information-technology capabilities. Such specifics are critical for military targeting and planning for operations, for example.
The project is called MARS, Machine-assisted Analytic Rapid-repository System. This first product ingests and applies analytics to multiple sources of infrastructure information in a database that underpins every aspect of global military operations – giving planners, operators and decision-makers direct access to critical insight and 50 times more data in an easy-to-use design.
The process of updating related records now takes minutes, not hours. In addition, continued system development will further boost confidence in the information provided to analysts and warfighters.
Original Source: By DIA Public Affairs