Thursday, July 30, 2009
Army geeks apply Operations Research for intel
Strategypage.com has an article about the Army troops using Operations Research help predict enemy activity. The article is praising the efforts of the Army "geeks" that uses Operations Research tools to find enemy IED's, predict enemy hotbeds, and help plan supply routes and enemy engagements in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The Army uses several different tools to help find particular operations objectives. Pattern analysis and data mining is used, with the aid of digital image intelligence, to spot IED's and those responsible for planting the bombs. Predictive analysis is used to determine supply routes that may have heavy enemy activity. The predictive reports are reported to convoys and explosive disposal units to help quickly deliver operations' supplies.