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Army Research Lab, UK MoD Form Distributed Analytics & Info Science Alliance

big dataThe U.S. Army‘s research organization and the U.K. defense ministry have formed an alliance on distributed analytics and information science as part of efforts to increase situational awareness during military coalition operations.

The DAIS International Technology Alliance aims to implement fundamental research efforts in order to facilitate dynamic analytics for coalition activities through public-private collaboration, the Army Research Laboratory said Thursday.

The alliance’s industry partners are IBM, BAE Systems, Raytheon‘s BBN Technologies subsidiary, Airbus Group while academic participants include the University of California at Los Angeles, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Pennsylvania State University, Purdue University, Stanford University, Yale University, Cardiff University, Imperial College London, University of Southampton and University College London.

“The research will generate the foundational, enabling technology and insights to enhance future coalition information superiority and operations,” said Greg Cirincione, U.S. collaborative alliance manager for the DAIS ITA.

“Future coalitions will operate increasingly in complex and dynamic environments, with a broad range of entities and actors,” Cirincione added.

The alliance consists of three components, namely the Basic Research Component tasked with fundamental research and two Technology Transition Components for the U.S. and UK efforts.

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