By: Lyvon T.
We put a lot of trust in the United States military to protect us from harm. To do that, they must have access to the best technology, such as data mining. Our military has always been collecting and storing data but in recent decades, the amount of data as increased to an extent that data mining software is needed to aide them in their work. Today, they use it in tactical systems, surveillance, and medical databases just to name a few. The ability to collect, analyze, and determine new information from that data is extremely useful to the military. Having access to useful information makes them more efficient in what they do.
Due to the nature of their work, the software they use must be perfect for the task needed, therefore they do not use public data mining tools like most organizations that use data mining. Almost all the software and technology is created by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, also known as DARPA. Each individual data mining task, such as a missile deflection system, has a custom software created to aid that specific task. A good handful of new data mining software are listed on the DARPA website along with a brief description of it and the person who developed it. The website even has a catalog of the software they can share to the public but that part of the website is insecure and currently inaccessible.