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The Intelligence Workstation of the Future

The Intelligence Workstation of the Future will empower analysts in new ways, combining the most modern analytical and visualization tools with enterprise security and governance technologies. This post explores this workstation, leading to actionable recommendations that organizations can put in place now to bring this concept to reality sooner vice later.

The features of the workstation described below are applicable broadly, but we have chosen to focus this description on the needs of the all source intelligence analysts who works in support of the national security community. We are thinking of analysts at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC), the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), The National Security Agency (NSA), The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), The National Center for Medical Intelligence (NCMI), and intelligence analysts in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Space Force, Marines and warfighting commands, including US Cyber Command. These analysts work on critical issues where large quantities of data must be accessed and evaluated, collaboration across domains is key, and dynamic adversaries are working to hide their intentions. This workforce is tackling issues of critical importance and should be enabled with the best possible tools in support of their missions.

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Bob Gourley

Bob Gourley

Bob Gourley is the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of OODA LLC, the technology research and advisory firm with a focus on artificial intelligence and cybersecurity which publishes OODALoop.com and CTOvision.com. Bob is the author of the book The Cyber Threat. Bob has been an advisor to dozens of successful high tech startups and has conducted enterprise cybersecurity assessments for businesses in multiple sectors of the economy. He was a career Naval Intelligence Officer and is the former CTO of the Defense Intelligence Agency.