Presentation on theme: "The Challenge of Swarm Information Defense Technical Information Service March 31, 2003 Stephen E. Arnold In Maryland, Virginia, and the District: InfoZen,"— Presentation transcript:
The Challenge of Swarm Information Defense Technical Information Service March 31, 2003 Stephen E. Arnold In Maryland, Virginia, and the District: InfoZen, Inc Research Blvd., Suite 320 Rockville, Maryland Information Technology ARNOLD
Links The presentation Digital publication that is more than a blog and less than a newsletter:
What Well Cover Reality 2003 Devices fuel the swarm model Architecture for 2003 and beyond Opportunity / challenge
Reality One: Network Ecosystem Source: Internet Mapping Project (Bill Cheswick [Bell Labs], Hal Burch [CMU]) and
Reality Two: Risk
Reality Three... Tools
Work for 20 Somethings
Reality Four: New Models
Shifting Gears... So what... defense information... military-civilian information... access... communications across boundaries?
Pressure Points and the Mission
Clinger Cohen 1996 Architecture Cost-Benefit Analysis Investment Review Management Process/Program Performance Measures Planning Program Review Work Process Review Source:
Simultaneously... Swarm communications and information flows become the norm...
The Devices... Civilian
Integrated View User Ds View User Cs View User Bs View User As View User A User B User C User D App 1 App 9 App 3 App 2 App 8 App 7 App 4 App 6 App 5 Enterprise Applications
Mobile IP with Seamless Roaming
Fixed Network infrastructure Fixed Network infrastructure WLAN Non-Secure, Unauthorized Instant Messaging Colleague / Operative at Internet Café IP zone GPRS zone Non-Secure, Unauthorized Instant Messaging Public and Global Network infrastructure 2 In the car I participate in a conference and review full text documents with my colleagues in my automobile.
Mobile IP with Seamless Roaming Fixed Network infrastructure Fixed Network infrastructure WLAN Non-Secure, Unauthorized Instant Messaging Colleague / Operative at Internet Café IP zone GPRS zone Non-Secure, Unauthorized Instant Messaging Public and Global Network infrastructure 3 Partner Site In my meeting, I use my hybrid device to show my presentation and transfer a full text document to my clients computer sysetm.
Whats the Magic?
3 OFFLINE In-flight browsing DBE (FULL) Continued offline browsing Perform transactions while offline (e.g. book tickets and hotel) Offline session - PIM is synchronized Online / Offline Browsing for Missions 4 Synchronize transactions DBE (EMPTY) IP zone – IP access – e.g. Sync PIM Nomadic Portal – Local content – confirm ticket Mobile Database – Device is automatically loaded with all infomation about London Terminal: A PDA/Smartphone with web browser, GSM and Bluetooth I must synchronize my mail and calendar (PIM) I will confirm my mission I want all information about my destination 2 Public IP Zone at the airport 1 I am going to London
Secure Net- work Operator IP backbone Application server Web servers Load bal Backend ISP/Telecom public server infrastructure Internet Contractor VPNs Commercial Databases Java2EE ODBC JDBC SQL POTS, ISDN etc. GSM, GPRS,EDGE Mobile networks UMTS WCDMA/ Hiperlan2 IP zone WLAN/Bluetooth Access points Home Wireless Access WLAN/Bluetooth ADSL, CATV, etc. Set-top terminals Smartphones Communicator platforms Things that Think / Decoy consoles Swarm Devices Wireless PDAs Laptops Web pads for home use DB Engine IP zone software Intelligent Mobile IP Data Synchronization
Collaboration Handheld devices Australian urban equipment
Difficult... Different Information Needs
Shared Services Argument Pool resources and buy a better solution Canada says overall savings are about 30 percent Technical environment allows distributed computing Outsource and have a few key people doing more via shared services
Conversion of Paper Documents to Digital Form Automated Extraction of Data Elements From Text and Images Standardizing and Converting Data Formats Processing Images, Video, Audio, Signal Data Automated Foreign Language Translation Open LiteratureNon-Text Data Restricted Information Detection of Alert Situations Clustering and Linking of Related Data Statistical Analysis to Reveal Anomalies Detection of Changing Trends Interactive Search and Retrieval of Data Graphic and Map- Based Visualization of Data Modeling and Simulations Collaborative Work Notetaking and Organizing Ideas Structured Argument Analysis Personal Publishing and Word Processing Production of Graphics, Videos Online Briefings Revision Tracking and Real-Time Collaboration Humans Needed: Finished Intelligence and Reporting (R. Steele, 2002) Tier 3 Tier 2 Tier 3
Snap Together… Reusable Lego blocks can be used to build different things by snapping the standardized pieces together… Standardized pieces that snap together…
The Plug In Model Other Transaction Services Benefit Reports Case Management Benefit Reports
Proprietary SolutionsWeb Services Significant system changes are difficult Loosely-coupled, standards- based format and protocol Architectural changes require unrelated components to change Coarse-grained, service-oriented request/reply paradigm hides implementation Long development cycle due to poor component reuse Loosely-coupled, component- ized services are reusable and dynamically reconfigurable Lost time spent on proprietary APIs Vendor-neutral standardization of format and protocol High maintenance and integration costs Loosely-coupled, standards- based format and protocol
For Information Professionals... A different information mode... real- time... text, images, and video... automated systems... push data where it is likely to be needed... pull data when data are required...
Buzzwords and Consultants The browser model Distributed computing Standards (SOAP, XML, UDDI, WSDL) IBM + PriceWaterhouseCoopers = $ Deficits / economic downturn Like the Web but better and cheaper Reduce vendor lock in
Users Are a Different Story
Challenges Moving from highly fragmented systems to a common foundation Public agencies and secret information Privacy Security Silos
InfoZen / Arnold IT Independent for 12 years Booz, Allen; Bell+Howell; Ziff Communications-- Participated in the development ABI/INFORM, Business Dateline, General Business File, and Health Reference Center Provides technology assessment and information engineering services Recent projects: –Wireless strategy for one of the worlds largest software company –One of the founders of the Point Internet service (Top 5% of the Net), sold to Lycos in 1995 –U.S. government projects (First Gov, OCSC, House of Representatives)
US Wests online yellow pages strategy Six books, more than 40 articles. New book in 2003, Knowledge Management Sense and Non-Sense (Infonortics, Ltd. Tetbury, U.K.) ASIS Distinguished Lectureship / Thomson Online Best Paper Award Professional services on offer… Contact: Stephen Arnold , voice , facsimile or InfoZen / Arnold IT