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Understanding cargo data to track threatening shipments
March 8, 2011




Algorithm to help soldiers identify safe, enemy shipments


In another project supported by the U.S. Department of Defense, Holder is working to analyze relationships in war zones to try to help the military better identify its friends and enemies.

Much intelligence collection is done by word of mouth, he said. Officers conduct interviews daily, take notes and try to piece together a social network of who knows whom, or who might be working for whom. Based on the relationships, officers identify those who may be a friend or an enemy.

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