Internet searching and Data Mining are key features in many homeland security initiatives. It is used to detect fraud, assess risks, and for accumulating an information base on terrorist groups. Basically, data mining uses data analysis tools to discover previously unknown, valid patterns and relationships in large data sets.
Homeland security professionals data mine to identify terrorist activities, such as money transfers and communications, and to identify and track individual terrorists operating alone through travel and immigration records. Here are some useful Internet sites to add to your Data Mining and OSINT research resource list:
Trajectory is the official magazine of the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF). Based out of Herndon, VA
National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA). They also maintain a Twitter account. This is the official Twitter account for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.
The Intelligence Community.com: This network of information is for intelligence and national security professionals.
AFCEA is the world’s largest association dedicated to intelligence professionals. They offer resources for professional development, thought leadership, and networking. They serve government, military, and private sector intelligence professionals worldwide.
The Intelligence War discusses Intelligence and National Security issues. It offers independent views and analysis.
Internet Security News: They seek out and report on Cyber security issues that you need to track right away!
Robert Morton, Ed., Ed.S. is a member of the Association Of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO) and writes the online Spy thriller "Corey Pearson- CIA Spymaster in the Caribbean." The views expressed on this site do not represent those of any organization he is a member of.