WASHINGTON, D.C., February 5, 2014 — Homeland Security Today and BAE Systems have partnered to produce a daily report that provides a unique perspective on the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
Throughout the duration of the Winter Games, February 5-23, BAE Systems’ Advanced Analytics Lab will be studying social media data to convey trends in the public dialogue around security, infrastructure, transportation, cyber events and environmental issues. The first report in this series was published on Homeland Security Today’s website on Wednesday, February 5.
“The potential for terrorism — even cyber attacks — in or around the Winter Games in Sochi is a very clear and present danger. BAE Systems Advanced Analytics Lab’s capabilities to monitor social media and discern trends of concern is an important intelligence tool to apply to this important international event, and we’re excited to partner with BAE Systems to publish these reports,” said Homeland Security Today Executive Editor Anthony Kimery.
“While the world gathers to watch the daily events on TV, our analytic experts will be watching what everyone’s talking about online to get a sense of what’s going on outside the stadiums, and the challenges facing the athletes and fans attending this important event on a world stage,” said Peder Jungck, Chief Technology Officer of BAE Systems’ Intelligence & Security sector.
The daily reports published on Homeland Security Today’s website, www.HSToday.us, will include a variety of graphics and geospatial imagery associated with each report. Much of the data analyzed in this series of Sochi reports is being processed and visualized using BAE Systems’ Open Source Intelligence Product and its’ enterprise solution suite of Geospatial eXploitation Products®.
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About BAE Systems
BAE Systems delivers a broad range of solutions and services including systems development, IT, cyber operations and intelligence analysis to enable the US military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats.