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1 “Information at the Speed of Thought”
Data Visualization in Combating Terrorism, Intelligence Analysis and Operations Management Bryan E. Hurd CKM, MBA, CISSP, CISM, CISA, NSA-IAM, CCCI, CCFT This Briefing is UNCLASSIFIED

2 Disclaimer The views, opinions and comments expressed in this presentation are those of the speaker/author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy, views or opinions held by any commercial or government agency. Discussions of technology should not be considered an endorsement by the US Government or any commercial organization, either direct or implied of any vendor, product or service. The contents of this presentation are unclassified. This Slide is UNCLASSIFIED

3 Dead Guy Quotes "If you can not measure it, you can not improve it."
“when you cannot measure it, your knowledge is of a meager and unsatisfactory kind” William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin (or Lord Kelvin), OM, GCVO, PC, PRS, PRSE - known for developing the basis of Absolute Zero "Veni, vidi, vici.“ (I came, I saw, I conquered) - Julius Caesar, Roman emperor (100BC-44BC) “Experts often possess more data than judgment” Colin Powell - not dead, but needed this quote. This Slide is UNCLASSIFIED

4 The Big Intel Question -
Who is the Threat? STATE: “There are no enemies...only emerging allies.” CIA/DO: “We know who the enemy is, but telling you would endanger the source.” CIA/DI: “We wrote about who the enemy is and what they might do, but mgmt politicized the conclusions.” NSA: “We know who the enemy is and what they choose to do, but you aren’t cleared.” Dept. Homeland Security: “Whoever the enemy is, we are in charge of stopping them.” US Census Bureau: “If you find them, please have them fill out the 2010 Census Form” US Marines: “Doesn’t matter. Mess with the best, die like the rest.” FBI: “CIA.” This Slide is UNCLASSIFIED Briefing Constructed by Bryan Hurd, Senior Analyst, Operations Analysis Center, NCIS HQ (202) 18 18 4

5 Threats and Operational Environment
“Approximately 11,800 terrorist attacks against noncombatants occurred in various countries during 2008, resulting in over 54,000 deaths, injuries and kidnappings.” National Counter Terrorism Center (NCTC) – 2008 Report of Terrorism ”As the President has said [about the Christmas Day Bombing Attempt] , this was not—like in 2001 a failure to collect or share intelligence; rather it was a failure to connect, integrate, and understand the intelligence we had. January 27, 2010, the Director of the NCTC Michael E. Leiter Congressional Testimony Operating Environment Compressed decision cycle Critical and ongoing decisions based on a constantly changing data environment Frequently incomplete and ambiguous information Information is not typically available on these events since they are not usually subject to heavy media coverage Information is often incomplete, fact patterns may be open to interpretation, and perpetrators' intent is rarely clear. Data Overload We need fast and flexible visual data analytics to let analysts, managers and decision makers to get to the core issues rapidly. This Slide is UNCLASSIFIED

6 Current Threat Picture

7 National Level Operational Overview Intelligence Community Analytic Transformation: OV-1
(U) Spotfire has the ability to support numerous cross portfolio initiatives of the DNI’s Analytic Transformation by integrating capabilities that include analysis, visualization and geospatial data display into a single tool. Maximizing the IT investment, reducing the need for different analysis tools across portfolios, and reducing training requirements combined with the ability to align geospatial and visualization simultaneously make this a particularly powerful functionality. (U) The ability of analysts, managers, IT groups, and others to use Spotfire across various functions and to share interactive and “drill-down” data and visualizations provides capabilities to implement several of the DNI’s Analytic Transformation areas including: 1. Create a Culture of Collaboration (1b) 2. Foster Analytic Transformation (2b, 2c, 2d) 3. Build Technology Leadership (3c) 4. Modernize Business Practices (4a, 4c, 4d, 4e) 5. Accelerate Information Sharing (5b) Innovation Points Tool Capabilities This Slide is UNCLASSIFIED 7

8 Spotfire Architecture and Strategy
Intel Production Management Data Terrorist Identify Data SETI and ADSI Task Metrics Terrorist Incident Data (Watch Center, Security Incident DB, others) Financial Management Data Watch Center Watchlisting Mission Group Tasking Other Tasks, Meetings Financial Reports IT Program Management and System Usage Metrics Intel Reports Recall Roster HR, Training, Recall, COOP Attendance sheets Pro Web Map Connect Add-in JavaScript API This Slide is UNCLASSIFIED

9 Project Management Maginot Line
200 miles of heavy fortifications on northeastern border of France to repel a German frontal assault. precautionary measure following WWI state-of-the-art technology proved useless when the Germans bypassed the line entirely a symbol of the futility, it had miserably failed in the one goal for which it was designed.  And had a very intelligent project manager This Slide is UNCLASSIFIED Briefing Constructed by Bryan Hurd, Senior Analyst, Operations Analysis Center, NCIS HQ (202) 9

10 Dual Use Technology (and then some…) Over 120 Specific User Applications and Growing Every Day
Contract Management Contract Performance, Burn, Manning, etc. Advanced Financial Planning and Strategy Planning IT Management Service Oriented Architect (SOA) Use Analysis Database Reader (User) Metrics and Analysis Database Management Metrics (10 different databases) Comparisons of user accounts across three different IT systems to identify community of interest. Web Site Document Feedback, Ratings, and Popular Documents Analysis Web Site Document Subscription Analysis and Management Dashboards CORE Mission Uses Intelligence Report Production Analysis (Over 25 different dashboards) Incident analysis in War Zones Terrorist Identities Database Analytic Views Foreign Disclosure Report Distribution Analysis Intelligence Reports Dissemination (Publication) Mission asset timing analysis Finding duplicate reports Intelligence Report “Life Span” Analysis Mission Management Task management (Over 20 different dashboards) Executive Task Sheet Analysis Senior Executive – Feedback Reports Analysis Executive Conference Attendee Metrics and Analysis Requirements Analysis and Management Strategic Budget Analysis Monthly / Weekly Budget Reports Data Curator and Knowledge Engineering Document metadata analysis and cleanup Complex Data Migration and Clean-up Visualizations of incoming data sets for errors, etc Emergency Planning Continuity Of Operations (COOP) Planning and Employee Recall Dashboards Emergency Management Planning Analysis Human Capitol Personnel Data Management and Analysis Views Analysis Employee of hours, costs and team size. Employees / Billets / Budget (Resources) Analysis Innovation and Collaboration Single Environment of Terrorist Identities (S.E.T.I) Single Environment of Message Information (S.E.M.I) Authoritative Data Set Integration (ADSI) And the foundation for many of our most advanced Knowledge Engineering and Innovation programs. This Slide is UNCLASSIFIED

11 Understanding at a glance “2 Second Advantage”

12 Incident Analysis and Geo-spatial Data
From global perspective to local understanding The ability to drill down and look at data in many ways allows increased ability to ask “Why?” This Slide is UNCLASSIFIED

13 From Spreadsheets to Link Analysis in Seconds

14 Knowledge Engineering - Social Networking Analysis
Are our users staying in the social environment? Are they interacting in the ways we envisioned? Are we getting a core community of practice? Are we expanding our audience and community? Are we getting the expected RETURN ON INVESTMENT (ROI)? This Slide is UNCLASSIFIED

15 Continuity of Operations (COOP) and Emergency Operations Planning
decision makers empowered with fast and flexible visual data analysis rapidly select specific sub-sets of employees and locations This Slide is UNCLASSIFIED

16 Applying Analysis to Everything We Do
Student Feedback on Training Courses Are our classes getting the right information to our employees? Which classes are in need of additional support or updates? Are students getting more critical over time or does our entire training need to be updated? Time is a precious commodity in the intelligence community. Critical mission needs require advanced and continual training, but the time must directly and effectively support the mission. Spotfire lets us assess if we are aligning training to mission. This Slide is UNCLASSIFIED

17 Intelligence Product Feedback Analysis
Completeness, Accuracy, Timeliness, Ease of Access, Very specific consumer feedback enables continual product improvements in the DoD This Slide is UNCLASSIFIED

18 Customer Experience Analysis

19 Intelligence Production Line Analysis and Knowledge Engineering
Production Process Improvement Incoming Reports Instant feedback on spikes in reporting or activity Ability to identify issues in production critical path Ability to Team This Slide is UNCLASSIFIED

20 People are our most important asset
Organizations are facing new challenges. Units with a mix of experience provide strengths of experience and desire for process innovation. Spotfire brings visualization to data supporting almost every function of our organization What experience levels do our division have? Job Vacancy and Fill Status This Slide is UNCLASSIFIED

21 Bringing Common Sense to Complex Analyses
Spotfire brings almost unique power to abstracting the inherent complexities associated with very complex analyses. This technology allows us to serve up the high-value, high-impact output of this type of analysis to end-users who don’t have a statistics, technology, or even strong analytic background Search Engine Migration (32 to 64 bit) This Slide is UNCLASSIFIED

22 Search Engine Migration (32 to 64 bit)
The focus areas for correction A “pointer” not always an answer This Slide is UNCLASSIFIED

23 Task Management and Team Performance
Dashboards created using just Action Office, Task Due Date, Task Start Date, Task Complete Date Add “Calculated Column” with Spotfire DATEDIFF Function for lateness Bin by lateness overall or trellis by unit. Also size by DURATION of tasks to see The constant sources of “I need it today” To see “Is the late fair” This Slide is UNCLASSIFIED

24 Project Management This Slide is UNCLASSIFIED

25 Truth in numbers is faster in Spotfire
Ability to rapidly tag and differentiate hundreds of thousands of lines of data for better data visualization. Colors indicating the technical and management component of an IT system that normally would have been counted as “active users” - 2 minute transform This Slide is UNCLASSIFIED

26 Employee and Resource Management
The business of our business This Slide is UNCLASSIFIED

27 Just for Fun… This Slide is UNCLASSIFIED

28 Spotfire Balance Sheet
Benefits Incredible identity and data alignment (in ADSI and SETI and SEMI) using Spotfire’s advanced data manipulation and visualization capabilities. Ability to be a DATA CURATOR to make all of the preceding information views possible. Improved decision making in core missions and mission management Increases desire and payback for analysts and managers to participate in division and enterprise systems One analysis tool that spans every mission area and support function Countless hours returned to organization previously wasted on just creating reports and charts More time on mission More time to analyze the outputs More “time to think” Minimal training time (measured in minutes) “It’s so easy, an executive can do it!” This Slide is UNCLASSIFIED

29 I DateDiff! Thank you for creating and continually updating the TIME AND LIFESAVING FUNCTIONS like LinkTemplate, DateDiff, CASE Statements Date Handling, Binned Columns, Tags, Bookmarks, Insert Columns from Other Data, Insert Rows from Other Data, Add Data Table, Export to PowerPoint, Export to Excel, Information Designer, Calculated Columns Dear Tibco, I have been very good this year and all I want for Christmas is… Keep those ETL functions coming!!! Especially ones for text manipulation Flexibility to help the ingest engine identify very weird DATETIME formats. I would also like….. Help with my Power Ball Analysis World Peace Oh, yeah, AND… where is my horizontal bar chart?

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