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Military Tests DARPA-Made Geopolitical Event Analysis Tools

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's new event analysis tool underwent testing with U.S. Indo-Pacific Command in December.

DARPA said Thursday its Collection and Monitoring via Planning for Active Situational Scenarios or COMPASS toolset works to help the military determine whether a geopolitical event connects to an adversarial strategy.

“Indo-Pacific Command provided great support for this experiment, and their feedback and insights remain invaluable as we continue to develop the AI technologies and the user interface," said Fotis Barlos, a program manager with DARPA’s Strategic Technology Office. 

COMPASS uses artificial intelligence, among other drivers, to analytically support military decision making with regard to an adversary's geopolitical interests.

The tool suite produces a number of hypothetical suggestions based on data input, Barlos noted.

"COMPASS has potential to be an extremely useful tool in the world of mission assurance, and demonstrates that we can discover patterns of activity at the 'speed of need' and then act upon them," said Col. Joseph Musacchia, critical infrastructure protection, anti-terrorism and mission assurance division chief at Indo-Pacific Command.

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